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March 2022 – For many many years we have covered the international Bodyboarding scene (as an independent online media) for free, with no ressource but our own and just a little bit of money from the few brands and shops advertising on the website (thanks to all that participated!). We updated the website on a daily basis with daily news posts, reviews, tests, interviews, exclusive content and more for 15+ years, supporting the boogie industry, its brands and riders since the early 2000’s, trying to bring you the best of what we could provide and do for the sport. We loved it and met hundreds of riders and friends along the way, all around the globe.

However, these days social media platforms have taken a huge part of people’s online habits and most news, videos and interviews all happen on these different social platforms. We do not condemn this but this has sort of slowed down our news feed because everything is instantly available online for the people to read and watch out there on social media, therefore reducing the interest of the boogieboarders for online websites like This marks a turn in people’s online habits: the way they consume, enjoy, get entertained and gather the information they are looking for – they go straight to social media and have neglected independent websites, online magazines and even paper magazines.

By lack of time mainly and also because there is definitely less stuff to cover and talk about (less contests, less industry news, less pro riders, less money in the sport, less things happening…) we decided to only feed news and stories on our Facebook page for the moment, leaving the Media on “stand-by” while waiting to see what’s up. We dont stop it or neglect it, we are still around, we still care, we are still available to reach via email and stuff, but we just wanted to let you know that we are currently not adding news posts and interviews or reviews on because we feel like it’s all already out there on social media – Maybe one day when people are fed up with these platforms they will get back to independent media websites and news feeds, which we think were providing better quality, better visual design and good content for free, with extra flare and love for the sport. We’ll see how it goes and we’ll see ya in the water anyways! Yewwww

VERT Mag issue 109 is now available

Dont miss this if you sepak Portuguese!

VERT #109

.. Who´s Mrs. Emerald (Irland)
.. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
.. Samurai Apocalipse
.. Peralta
.. Dave Winchester
.. 10+ Influences em Portugal

On the cover, Bernardo Jerónimo // Foto: Nuno Cardoso/ Wave Solutions

Francisco Bessone

Young and talented portuguese rider Francisco Bessone shredding: !

Pierre Louis Costes – 3 Days in France

Pierre Louis Costes – 3 Days in France – A cool video with PLC shredding at Home in SW France – watch it here:

Agent 18 gets a new distributor in Europe

All you shops out there, here’s some good news for ya: Agent 18 has a new distributor for Europe.

Here’s the online catalog for 2012:


ULLADULLA, NSW and COSTA DA CAPARICA, PORTUGAL – January 12, 2012 – Agent Eighteen Pty Ltd and People Sight, Lda have announced today a partnership for the European distribution of Agent Eighteen Wetsuits.
Agent Eighteen produces some of the best high-end wetsuits in the market today with leading innovation. People Sight will exclusively work with the Agent Eighteen for the European market.
People Sight introduces a best-of-breed platform that enables retailers to order any quantities getting accurate product info, availability and time to deliver. People Sight is dedicated to providing an outstanding customer experience with exceptional services and benefits for our partners and customers providing instant online access to all of our Products.
“We are passionate wave riders and our roots are in the international IT business. So we’ve decided to combine both work and pleasure and bring to our partners and customers an agile platform and services to help them get the best out of the brands we distribute” said João Brazão, General Manager of People Sight “We are strongly betting in Agent Eighteen to become the brand of choice on its segment, providing only the best wetsuits for any type of connection to the sea” he added.
Agent Eighteen has been strongly growing in popularity, having built a renowned team of riders to provide feedback from the most demanding users in the World.
“We see this first year as a very challenging and demanding one. It’s a big step forward but we only feel proud on taking it together with the most exciting wetsuits in the market.” João concluded.
About Agent Eighteen
Founded in 2006, Agent Eighteen Wetsuits are a specialist in wetsuit design and innovation. It’s our sole trade and we spend all of our time in R&D and creating cool projects. We have offices on the South Coast of NSW which house our film/photography studio. The company is going from strength to strength and will always be at the forefront of innovation, performance and creativity.
About People Sight
Founded in 2007, People Sight Wholesale specializes in distributing just the best-of-the-best wave riding gear. Our logistics are based in Costa da Caparica, Portugal and provide full European coverage. We provide our Partner retailers a best of breed B2B experience, being able to provide a quick and efficient delivery of goods.
For more information please contact (People Sight) or (Agent Eighteen).

Frenchies scoring somewhere in Europe

Super cool video from Frenchies/Reunion Island crew Lucas Vergnes, Jerome “Pinga” Bellair, Chinook Richard and Martin Viezzer.

Filmed and Edited by photographer Ronan Gladu:

Simmo Romano – DK vid

Italian Dker / Toobs team rider Simmo Romano with a nice and well edited DK “best of” video: – Cool video, good style !

VERT MAG Issue 107 available

Portuguese magazine VERT MAG (best mag in Europe by far) Issue 107 is available now. Check it out if you’re in Portugal. If you read/speak Portuguese but can’t find it just go on the iTunes store and get their iPhone/iPad version if you can.

Excerpt from the VERT webssite: Vert107 brings you a lot of trips and plenty of action. Reunion Island, The Azores and even Mexico with the Los Calaveras Rolantes.

Also included in this issue, the Winter Wetsuit Guide and Faces of Bodyboarding World with Damian King, Mason Rose, Rodrigo Rijo, Ardiel Jiménez, Mike Stewart, Mark McCarthy, Fred Temorere, Sérgio Alonzo, Manny Vargas and Josh Garner.

Check: for more info.

Meduxa Mag Issue 1 now online for free

Meduxa Mag Issue 1 is now available online for free. Meduxa is a Spanish Mag put together by photographer Edu Bartolome and it’s definitely a must read ! Check it out:

2011 British National Bodyboarding Comp Oct. 8 and 9

2011 British National Bodyboarding Comp Oct. 8 and 9 – Save the date if you’re in the UK ! 8-9 October 2011 – Porthtowan, Cornwall. Click here to view the event poster.

Got an email from main sponsor BodyboardHQ with the following details for the event:

The Nationals are provisionally scheduled for 8-9 October and will be the biggest event on the Auto-Sleepers British Bodyboard Club’s 5-event tour; potentially deciding the winner of the Tour’s Open, Drop Knee and Women’s sections.  

With generous cash prizes across all 8 divisions, the weekend will be set to pull in competitors from the length and breadth of the British Isles. 

The Nationals will crown the bodyboarding champions in the age divisions (U14, U16, U18, Seniors and Masters) and the Tour the Champions in the Open, Drop Knee and Women’s sections.

To keep abreast of developments on the Tour and further announcements including online entry forms check out or, alternatively for more information on the event and places to stay locally, please contact Dave at Bodyboard HQ on 01209 844806, you can also check the website at: or facebook: Bodyboard HQ for the very latest info on the contest.

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