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 – 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!

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!


New website for photographer Russell Quinn

Check out Russell Quinn’s new website:

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 –

Jake Stone – July Podcast –

Tristan Roberts 1 Boogie Session –

Cave Rock Invitational 2014 // Highlight Reel –

Other day about a week ago –

Kevin Orihuela /////// Australia and Bali + Bonus Section –

Salt Horizon – Teaser –

Congratulation Jared Houston – ITACOATIARA PRO 2014 –

Desert Sands –

Gypsy The Series // Jarrod Nichols –

David Barbosa – Rio de Janeiro –


The 8 Trailer –

HEINOUS Episode 11 – Cade Sharp –

Yvon Martinez Winter 14 –

Gypsy The Series // Episode 3 –

Lackey – Little Marley –

Brothers. –

Oahu – Max Castillo Part –

Image Filmz presents Jacob Hein –

Lachlan Cramsie // Samoa –

Yann Salaun // France –

Yoan Florantin / Canary Island –


New FLPMD website and Collection

The new FLPMD range is out as well as their new website, check it out:


Ben Player has a new website

Which you can check here:

Ben Player

Split – New movie coming Sept. 1st

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

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

Vids of the week

Another cool batch of vids to watch this week! Read the rest of this entry »

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