Monday, November 13, 2017

RECAP: Jared Houston Wins Fronton King 2017

Jared Houston Claims the Crown at Fronton King 2017

Date: October 14th-28th, 2017

Location: El Fronton, Galdar, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

1st- Jared Houston (South Africa)
2nd- Amaury Lavernhe (Reunion Island)



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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

Movement Magazine is Back!

Movement Magazine is back in print...

...and has returned with "The Legacy Issue" which is available NOW!!!

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

HISTORY: ISA Bodyboarding World Champions

HISTORY: ISA Bodyboarding World Champions

A 1988 promotional photo of Chris Cunningham from Morey Boogie Bodyboards.

Here's a quick look at the History of ISA Bodyboarding World Champions.

1988 World Surfing Titles: Chris Cunningham (USA)

1990 World Surfing Championship: Jackie Buder (Hawaii)

1992 World Amateur Titles: Nicolas Capdeville (France)

1994 World Amateur Titles: Jefferson Anute (Brazil)

1996 World Surfing Games:
Guilherme Tâmega (Brazil)
Daniela Freitas (Brazil)

1998 World Surfing Games:
Gonçalo Farias (Portugal)
Dora Gomes (Portugal)

2000 World Surfing Games:
Guilherme Tâmega (Brazil)
Karla Costa (Brazil)

2002 World Surfing Games:
Nicolas Capdeville (France)
Neymara Carvalho (Brazil)

2004 World Surfing Games:
Andrew Lester (Australia)
Kira Llewellyn (Australia)

2006 World Surfing Games:
Manuel Centeno (Portugal)
Kira Llewellyn (Australia)

2008 World Surfing Games:
Marcus Lima (Brazil)
Natasha Sagardia (Puerto Rico)

2009: No Event

2010: No Event

2011 World Bodyboard Championship:
Junior: Eduardo Rodriguez (Spain)
Drop Knee: Ardiel Jimenez (Spain)
Women's: Isabela Sousa (Brazil)
Men's: Pierre Louis Costes (France)
Team: France

2012 World Bodyboard Championship:
U18 Girls: Shiori Okazawa (Japan)
U18 Boys: Maxime Castillo (France)
Drop Knee: Iain Campbell (South Africa)
Women's: Sari Ohhara (Japan)
Men's: Eder Luciano (Brazil)
Team: Brazil

2013 World Bodyboard Championship:
U18 Girls: Glorielys Oropeza (Venezuela)
U18 Boys: Jefferson Bustos (Costa Rica)
Drop Knee: Luis Rodriguez (Venezuela)
Women's: Neymara Carvalho (Brazil)
Men's: Eder Luciano (Brazil)
Aloha Cup: Venezuela
Team: Brazil

2014 World Bodyboard Championship:
U18 Girls: Carolina Botteri (Peru)
U18 Boys: Yoshua Toledo (Chile)
Drop Knee: Amaury Lavernhe (France)
Women's: Teresa Almeida (Portugal)
Men's: Tristan Roberts (South Africa)
Aloha Cup: France
Team: Chile

2015 World Bodyboard Championship:
U18 Girls: Shiori Okazawa (Japan)
U18 Boys: Yoshua Toledo (Chile)
Drop Knee: Luis Rodriguez (Venezuela)
Women's: Anne Cecile Lacoste (France)
Men's: Eder Luciano (Brazil)
Aloha Cup: France
Team: Brazil

2016: No WBC

2017: No WBC

2018: ???

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Happy National Chocolate Cupcake Day!

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Mmmmm, chocolate cupcakes!

  Being as how today is National Chocolate Cupcake Day in the United States, I found myself thinking about my bodyboarding grom days.  Wait, I know what your thinking..."What the heck do your grommie days have to do with chocolate cupcakes?!?"  Well, I'll tell you.

My go-to post-bodyboarding session snack of choice when I was a grom!

  During my first few years as a bodyboarder, I would meet up with my friends and we would ride our bikes up to the beach in Manasquan (New Jersey). We'd spend anywhere from a couple of hours to all day at the beach, bodyboarding off of one of the jetties...North Main, Main Beach/ Brielle Road, Whiting...or one of our favorite spots off of the pilings at Pompano.  At the end of our sessions, we'd pack up our gear, unlock our bikes, and head back down Brielle Road. A couple of blocks in from the beach was a small "Mom & Pop" store, Mil & Phil's Deli.  My friends and I would stop in and buy snacks before continuing on our bike ride home.  My go-to favorite was Hostess' chocolate cupcakes as a post-bodyboarding session snack.  I can't even begin to recount how many times we stopped at Mil & Phil's, road down Brielle Road only to get stuck at the Glimmerglass Bridge while all the boats passed through, and ended up scarfing down snacks while waiting for the drawbridge to go back down.

The Glimmerglass Drawbridge.

  So, for me, chocolate cupcakes bring back some very fond memories of summer days and bodyboarding sessions gone by.  What was your favorite snack after a day of bodyboarding, when you were a grom?

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Pat Caldwell Still Charging in His 50's

Pat Caldwell is still charging heavy Sandy's in his 50's...

Pat Caldwell at Sandy Beach on the south side of Oahu! Photo: JJ Caldwell.

...and it has me STOKED!!! Bodyboarding pioneer Pat Caldwell, the creator of the el rollo, was one of my bodyboarding heroes back when I was a grom, and he's someone I still look up to and hold in high regard.  Having met Pat several years ago (at Sandy's, no less) and having the good fortune of being able to touch base with him, occasionally, when I have bodyboard history-related questions is just one more example of how lucky I feel to be able to have met and befriended some of my childhood idols.  With that said, guys like Pat and Jay Reale and Mike Stewart continue to inspire me as a bodyboarder.  These guys, all in their 50's now, continue to redefine what is possible.  They're still charging, still ripping, and I WANT TO BE JUST LIKE THEM!!!  I have joked, for many years, that I plan on bodyboarding until the day I die.  It's really not a joke, though.  I want to continue to push myself so that I'm still chasing waves in my 50's and 60's...maybe even my 70's if I'm lucky!  For now, I'm doing my best to keep pushing myself forward through my 40's and, regardless of my age, as long as I'm still breathing you'll find me out in the water!  Thanks, Pat, for continuing to be an ageless inspiration!  Keep charging...YEEEWWW!!!

Still charging after all these years! Photo: JJ Caldwell

Monday, October 16, 2017

Ben Severson Announces Return of the BEN Board

1986 World Champion Ben Severson Announces Return of the Legendary BEN Board!

The Legendary BEN Board will be re-released through BSD Bodyboards!

  Yesterday (Sunday, October 15th), 1986 Bodyboarding World Champion Ben Severson announced through his Facebook page that BSD Bodyboards (Ben Severson Designs), will be returning to the worldwide market, and that he will be bringing back the legendary BEN Board model!

"The BEN boards are coming.  BSD is back into the retail market worldwide.  I would love to hear your comments!" - Ben Severson

Ben Severson Designs

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