Portuguese duo embark on "Irish Dreams"

When it comes to wave riding, Ireland is always a tricky challenge. In "Irish Dreams," you understand why the Emerald Isle is the go-to test for top performers.

The number of high-end movies, videos and short films coming from Portugal has been increasing pace. Today, filmmakers are able to deliver HD works with budget cameras, and that's good for the sport of bodyboarding.

Pedro Santos Ribeiro has just unveiled his "Irish Dreams," the story of two Portuguese riders, and their appetite for mutant waves, and heavy slabs.

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"InUtero": Michael Novy gets deeply pitted

Sunshine Coast's Michael Novy has never been afraid of empty, death-defying surf breaks. His latest short film puts him where he belongs - inside the pit.

Novy is one of the most confident and committed bodyboarders in Australia, and he only needed four days to find enough waves for "InUtero."

"In utero" is a Latin term meaning "in the womb," and after watching the Australian's latest edit, you'll clearly read the expression from a different perspective.

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Skup presents a radical new bodyboard design

Meet the Skup, the bodyboard with an hydrodynamically designed hull.

The system propels the board forward and makes it easier for the rider to catch more waves with less effort. It is an ideal pick for young bodyboarders who don't quite have the paddling strength to get in front of that wave.

"I am a Minnesota native and lifelong inventor. I happened to be in San Diego about a year and a half ago watching the kids in the waves bodyboarding, and saw the waves simply rolling underneath their boards. It just hit me: the board needs an intake to hook up on the wave," says Christopher Joyce, the founder of Skup.

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