Do bodyboarding and bodysurfing deserve competition permits at Pipeline?

The Oahu wave riding community believes that the proposed amendments to the governing of North Shore events will make it unlikely that bodyboarding and bodysurfing contests will be granted permits at Pipeline.

The City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (C&CH DPR) announced a list of changes that will have a huge impact on less structured world and regional sports organizations.

They include:

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Boogie foiling is now officially a reality

It opens a lot of possibilities, but it can be extremely dangerous, too. Here's how boogie foiling looks like when performed by someone who's become an expert.

Meet Thor Seraphin, the world's best boogie foiler. He's faster than any other bodyboarder, and never misses a section. Why? Because his hydrofoil cuts through water like butter.

He wasn't the first. The first attempts were made in somewhere in the 1980s. In April 2017, Hawaiian waterman Kai Lenny rode what could be considered a modern version of the foil boogie board. But Seraphin took the discipline to a whole new level.

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Iain Campbell wins the 2018 Itacoatiara Pro

Iain Campbell conquered the 2018 Itacoatiara Pro, in Niteroi, Brazil.

The second stop on the Grand Slam Series (GSS) got underway in firing conditions at the infamous Brazilian beach break.

In the water, two South Africans experienced occasional closeouts and perfect, barreling waves in the eight-to-ten-foot range.

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