World Press Photo 2008

The Portuguese photographer and photojournalist Miguel Lopes Barreira (Record newspaper) achieved third place in World Press Photo's best shots in the Sports Action category.

Barreira's photo shows Jaime Jesus, a Portuguese bodyboarder, in a middle of an aerial move, surrounded by white water.

The shot was taken in Praia do Norte, Nazare, a Portuguese coastal town known for its world class tubular waves.

The photojournalist got the moment on the 16th December, during a Portuguese Bodyboarding Championship.

Ben Player

The 2008 World Bodyboarding Men’s title is about to begin at what is arguably the world’s best and most famous wave at Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands.

2007 World Champion Ben Player (Avalon, Australia) will be keen to kick off his campaign and launch his attack on the 2008 IBA WMT (World Men’s Tour) with a win.

Last year, Ben made it clear to all that he meant business and was serious about reclaiming the title with a flawless performance in the opening event at the heaviest wave on tour at the Human Cronulla Shark Island Challenge. “I really enjoy Hawaii. It’s always been a great testing ground for me and I am hoping for another great start to the year ” said Ben.

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IBA Tour 2008

The 2008 IBA International Pipeline Pro is officially on.

Thanks to our presenting sponsors NMD, Bodyglove & Pride, the North Shore of Oahu will come alive during February 17th-24th as the world's best bodyboarders kick off their campaign for the 2008 IBA World Tour.

The event also has dual sanction as an official USBA event. Spaces are limited so please get your entry in as early as possible.

Source: IBA World Tour

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