Shred The Web: the online bodyboarding video competition crowned five champions | Photo: Bodyboarding US

Magno Passos has taken out the inaugural Shred The Web.

The Brazilian bodyboarder claimed the online bodyboarding video competition ran by Bodyboarding US and APB North America by taking out two divisions.

Passos secured the win in the men's open and tandem for fun divisions and a share of the overall $2,000 prize purse.

All entries from the eligible regions of mainland US, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico and participants from the 2019 Ocean Beach Festival - held in San Diego - were presented to a panel of APB North America judges.

Amateur, recreational and professional bodyboarders were all invited to join in the event.

The competition field was opened to popular vote on the Bodyboarding US YouTube channel and Instagram page and concluded on March 28, 2021.

Riders submitted footage taken from GoPro, drone, beach view, or water shots.

A Rare Event

Shred the Web had no shooting angle restrictions, but judges were looking after completed and controlled rides and maneuvers.

Dave Hubbard ended up winning the drop-knee division.

"Thank you to everyone for your votes. It was really a tight battle. Thank you to the organizers for getting everyone involved and bringing the community together when there can't be other competitions," said Hubbard.

Hawaiian bodyboarders Justin Cadiente claimed the masters' division.

"A big mahalo to all my friends, family, and sponsors and all involved in the Shred the Web competition. I'm so stoked to win the masters division and place second in the drop-knee," added Cadiente.

In the women's open division, it was Sara Martin who took top honors.

Shred the Web is the first bodyboarding event held in 2021, and probably one of the few that will run during the second pandemic year.

SurferToday asked IBC World Tour whether they plan to release a provisional schedule for 2021, but didn't get any answer or feedback from the professional bodyboarding circuit.

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