Armide Soliveres crowned 2018 APB World Pro Junior champion

Armide Soliveres has been crowned 2018 APB World Pro Junior champion at Praia de Arda, in Viana do Castelo, Portugal. Tristan Roberts claimed the Men's division.

In an unprecedented decision, the Association of Professional Bodyboarding (APB) added an extra day of competition to the Viana World Bodyboard Championships.

Sunday was supposed to be the final day of waves at Viana's Praia da Arda, but a thick, long-lasting fog hindered riders from competing for the event and world pro junior titles.

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The importance of Viana do Castelo in the history of professional bodyboarding

Viana do Castelo plays a historical role in the development and history of professional bodyboarding.

Located in the northwest of Portugal, Viana do Castelo is a laid-back coastal city surrounded by plenty of beach breaks and few point breaks.

The region is also home to one of the best and most popular windsurfing and kitesurfing spots in the Iberian Peninsula - Praia do Cabedelo.

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Matt Lackey and Lachlan Cramsie open the "Nomad Fun Park"

It's rare to find an action sports video that starts with a spoken lecture that actually makes sense in the days we're living.

"How would you enjoy living your life? [...] Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way."

The words are from Alan Watts (1913-1973), a British philosopher who dedicated his life to studying Eastern spirituality and culture and sharing it with Western audiences.

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