Bodyboarder(s) of the Year

Riptide Magazine celebrated 2014’s Awards last week and although we did cover this great night on our FB page it’s a shame we didnt mention it here, so here you go! Basically Ben Player is a legend… and because he is he won the Bodyboarder of the year award. On the womens’ side it’s Isabela Sousa who got the award and is also a legend. On the knee it’s another legend who won the award: David “Dub” Hubbard. For the videos it’s Katesy & LeBoogie who won the award with Passing Through. Couldnt agree more. Congrats to you guys! Below are all the other awards and winners listed. For more info check the Riptide site.

Bodyboarder of the Year – Ben Player (Australia)

Women’s Bodyboarder of the Year – Isabela Sousa (Brazil)

Dropkneer of the Year – Dave Hubbard (Hawaii)

Grom of the Year – Tanner McDaniel (Hawaii)

Heaviest Wave of the Year – Lewy Finnegan (Australia, at The Right, WA – from Riptide issue 197)

Biggest Move of the Year – Jeff Hubbard (Hawaii, at Honolua Bay, Maui – from Hubboards – The Movie)

Best Feature Film of the Year – Passing Through (James Kates/Le Boogie)

Best Short Film of the Year – The Mexican Mirage (Miller Best/Pride Bodyboards)

Photographer of the Year – Sacha Specker (South Africa)

Men’s Bodyboarder of the Year Top 10

1. Ben Player
2. Jared Houston
3. Pierre Louis Costes
4. Dave Winchester
5. Amaury Lavernhe
6. Mitch Rawlins
    Nick Gornall
8. Jake Stone
9. Jeff Hubbard
10. Jase Finlay

Women’s Bodyboarder of the Year Top 5

1. Isabela Sousa
2. Lilly Pollard
3. Alexandra Rinder
4. Jessica Becker
5. Emma Cobb

Dropkneer of the Year Top 5

1. Dave Hubbard
2. Matt Lackey
3. Bud Miyamoto
4. Sacha Specker
5. Cesar Bauer

Bodyboarders of the Year – Riptide night on the 5th of Dec.

If you’re in Sydney in December see who’ll be crowned the world’s best, plus catch the Royal Blood premiere!

For last year’s Riptide Bodyboarder of the Year we surprised winner Ben Player at the NMD/Stealth headquarters in Sydney with a bunch of his family and best mates (see the clip here). This year we’re doing it a little different, having paired up with the ABA Tour guys’ Australian Bodyboarding Awards night to present our awards. The date to circle in your calendars is Friday, December 5 (at 6.30pm) and the place to be is the Manly Novotel.

What’ll happen on the night? Riptide will of course be presenting our annual Bodyboarder of the Year awards – celebrating the finest riders and content-makers in the sport (stay tuned for our clips on the Top 5 nominees for each category soon). The ABA will officially crown its 2014 champ, Jake Stone, as well ushering some legends of the sport into the Australian Bodyboarding Hall of Fame. They’ll also reveal some new initiatives and the tour calendar for 2015 and roll out a Michael Jennings-produced documentary of the ABA’s inaugural Aussie Tour year. And then you have the world premiere of Tyge Landa and Bodyboard King’s new film Royal Blood, starring the entire BK team (Ben Player, Jake Stone, Jase Finlay, Ryan Hardy, Jones Russell and Toby Player), which will no doubt be a classic.

The ticket includes drinks and finger food so not only will you get to rub shoulders with some of the world’s best riders and the bodyboarding industry you’ll get to have a beer and an hors d’oeuvre or two with them as well! Tickets are $79 and can be purchased by following this link – http://tinyurl.com/rabas. Tables of 12 are available for corporate partners or large groups of people wanting to sit together and discounts apply. A limited number of tix will be sold at the door, but catering and seating planning means these tickets won’t be assured and will be a bit dearer at $89. Tickets are selling out fast so don’t miss your chance to celebrate the year in bodyboarding that was.

2014 World Champs

In an un-expected end of the APB 2014 Tour in SINTRA, Portugal (controversial end of the tour with stops left to go and actually very few comps this year) here are your 2014 World Champs, all well-deserved of course, but we wish (as bodyboarding fans and pro tour supporters – that there had been a few more stops on the 2014 Tour – Unfortunately the lack of finance and sponsors have kinda cut short the pro tour this year – bummer)

Amaury Lavernhe is the 2014 World Champ (the french man is now a proud 2x World Champ, oui oui!), Dave ‘Dubb’ Hubbard is the 2014 Dropknee World Champ (Dubb is no stranger to being a DK world champ and his talent and skills on the knee and prone are un-matched on tour anyways!), 16 y.o Alexandra Rinder from Canaries is the new 2014 Womens World Champ (congrats Alexandra! Only Andre Botha managed to clinch a world title at 16 y.o if we’re not wrong!) and Tristan Roberts is the new junior World Champ (incredible talent from South Africa). Yewww

Log on the APB Tour Website for more info.

Ryan Hardy Interview is coming soon and here’s your chance to ask Ryan your questions!

We will be interviewing Ryan Hardy very soon and thought we’d make it a bit more interactive with you, the readers: If you wanna ask Ryan a Question just leave it in the comments here on our Facebook Page and we’ll pick up some of your questions and put them in the final interview with Ryan. It’s now or never! Your chance to ask Ryan your Questions! See you there!

https://www.facebook.com/spongercity

Spencer Skipper and Aka Lyman opening a shop in Hawaii

Bodyboarding legends Spencer Skipper and Aka Lyman opened a shop in Hawaii, 501 Kealahou Street, Suite A23, Honolulu, Hawaii – go check it out if you’re in Hawaii or travelling over there. Sick!

Hidentity

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hidentity-Shop/785623458126324

New website for photographer Russell Quinn

Check out Russell Quinn’s new website: http://www.russellquinnphoto.com

Vids of the week, a best of from actually the last 3 weeks…

Straight, to the point, these are the good vids you’ll need to watch this week, just right-click and open in a new window, it’ll save you time and save our time too :)

The Goldy Boys – https://vimeo.com/102392503

Jake Stone – July Podcast – https://vimeo.com/102394530

Tristan Roberts 1 Boogie Session – https://vimeo.com/102395278

Cave Rock Invitational 2014 // Highlight Reel – https://vimeo.com/102398876

Other day about a week ago – https://vimeo.com/101835759

Kevin Orihuela /////// Australia and Bali + Bonus Section – https://vimeo.com/102164775

Salt Horizon – Teaser – https://vimeo.com/102182892

Congratulation Jared Houston – ITACOATIARA PRO 2014 – https://vimeo.com/102119727

Desert Sands – https://vimeo.com/101970353

Gypsy The Series // Jarrod Nichols – https://vimeo.com/101947610

David Barbosa – Rio de Janeiro – https://vimeo.com/101579879

GH4 100FPS TEST (BODYBOARDING) – https://vimeo.com/101223367

The 8 Trailer – https://vimeo.com/101409775

HEINOUS Episode 11 – Cade Sharp – https://vimeo.com/101474147

Yvon Martinez Winter 14 – https://vimeo.com/101399260

Gypsy The Series // Episode 3 – https://vimeo.com/101326754

Lackey – Little Marley – https://vimeo.com/101355158

Brothers. – https://vimeo.com/101200045

Oahu – Max Castillo Part – https://vimeo.com/101159968

Image Filmz presents Jacob Hein – https://vimeo.com/101198902

Lachlan Cramsie // Samoa – https://vimeo.com/101064622

Yann Salaun // France – https://vimeo.com/101157356

Yoan Florantin / Canary Island – https://vimeo.com/100884176

TOM RIGBY – DESERT DESTRUCTION – https://vimeo.com/100758755

New FLPMD website and Collection

The new FLPMD range is out as well as their new website, check it out: http://www.flpmd.com

FLPMD

Ben Player has a new website

Which you can check here: http://www.benplayer.net

Ben Player

Split – New movie coming Sept. 1st

New video project, 4 videographers, 4 riders, a FREE Premiere on Sept. 1st on www.leboogie.com

Tyge Landa vs. Nick Gornall
Ryan Mattick vs. Jordan Putland
Todd Barnes vs. Mitch Rawlins
Dave Fox vs. Tom Rigby

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