Eddie Solomon Memorial Paddle Out: connecting two worlds

More than 100 bodyboarders and surfers showed up in the emotional Eddie Solomon memorial paddle out, at Salt Creek in Dana Point, California. It was quite a moment to watch so many riders giving their prayers together.

The weather conditions helped a spiritual connection with Eddie. The clouds and occasional rays of sun got together to bring the message from the giant circle of bodyboarders formed out in the water up to the skies. Watch the memorial paddle out highlights.

Eddie Solomon, the fearless wave rider from California, is certainly happy. His friends and family will forever remember him for the great person he was.

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Brian Holloway: friends and rivals

Brian Holloway has conquered the second stage of the Body Glove FBA Tour, at Indian Beach Harbour, in Florida. Holloway took the first place in the Pro division with one more point than Dan Worley.

Conditions were not the best for this bodyboarding event, but definitely contestable. Waves were in the 2-3 ft range with some onshore winds. The Jelly Fish was a big factor. All competitors had to endurance the pain of competing under those conditions.

Saturday started with a paddle out for bodyboarder Eddie Solomon. He left us for a better life and all competitors were more than happy to participate in the tribute.

The turnout was great. Competitors in all divisions were stoked to see so many bodyboarders in the same place. A new division was also offered at this event - Stand Up. These guys showed some serious skills riding waves.

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Reunion Island: waves and plenty of

Mathieu Schiller, former 1994 French bodyboarding champion, has passed away after being attacked by a shark, in Saint-Paul, Reunion Island. The death of the rider and lifeguard has shocked his friends, family and the world bodyboarding community. The body of the rider hasn't been found.

Schiller was an experienced bodyboarder who had founded his "Surf's Cool", at Boucan Canot. World bodyboarding champion Amaury Lavernhe is deeply saddened with the sudden death of his friend.

"This attack affects me because it was someone I knew very well. He was my idol when I was young. I have an autograph from Matthew Schiller at home. Today he was a very good friend. Last week we had an evening together for the anniversary of a friend, and it was really great. I can't believe what happened", said Lavernhe.

When Mathieu Schiller was attacked, the red flag was up in the beach, which raises the question of board sports and the respect for the swimmer's rules.

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