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YOUTH – Ned Johnstone

Name: Ned JohnstoneAge: 12Hometown: Rye, VictoriaClub: Mornington Peninsula bodyboard ClubLocal Break: Sorrento Back beachFavourite Move: ARSFavourite Bodyboarders: Lachlan Cramsie 'cause of his barrels, ARS's and his spin to barrel. Lewy Finnegan 'cause...
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Matiaz Diaz Ripping At Home

Better late than never.Chiléan bodyboarder Matiaz Diaz hit our inbox some two weeks ago in something of a nonchalant fashion. Armed only with the modest request...
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Far North: Ben Player’s latest project is more than just a bodyboarding film.

I've just finished watching Far North for the third time.I've also started writing this review for the third time, because I'm not even sure if...

Interview with Vintage Bodyboard Collector’s Damien Alexander

If you were getting into bodyboarding today, you might be forgiven for thinking the sport is pretty quiet. The comp scene is small, the magazines...

Micro-Wave Mashup: Meet The Man Behind The Magic

We've all done it. Watching tiny rollers break on the edge of the sand and mind-surfing the shit out of them. Dom Bakarich was doing...
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Interview with Amaury “Moz” Lavernhe

After winning the Fronton King Pro in epic conditions last month, Amaury Lavernhe finished runner up to Frenchman Pierre-Louis Costes for the 2016 APB...
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Opinion: Why it is worth your while to watch the Sintra Pro webcast

So the 21st annual Sintra Portugal Pro is taking place right now and I can hear the collective sighs from all around the world.Sintra?...
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Rest in peace Tyson Williams: A superman of our sport

It’s pretty hard to make sense of Superman dying. It’s simply not in the script. His invincibility is surely tested, yet we know that he will prevail.

The Other Side Of The Coin With Guilherme Tamega

In case you missed it, there was quite a bit of hoopla recently surrounding a controversial heat at the Itacoatiara Pro in Brazil.Long story...

Opinion: No Place For Dirty Tactics

Return flights from Hawaii to Brazil: $2,000 Accommodation for two weeks in Itacoatiara: $800 Hire car for two weeks: $600 Pro Junior Entry Fee:...

5 minutes with Tawa Hura

Having been involved in bodyboarding since the 80's, Victorian veteran Josh Morgan has seen his fair share of groms. By his reckoning, rising star Tawa...
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Youth: A few sessions with Liam Lucas

This past month has been huge for Liam Lucas.After the Clovelly grommet took out the Junior Men NSW State Titles, followed by the Pro...

Road Trippin’ on the South Coast

Is there anything better than a road trip in search of waves?While it's always wise to spend the long hours getting your local dialled...
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Blood, sweat and slabs: The chequered history of California’s The Wedge

When people think of world famous waves they tend to think of the ones with natural beauty like Pipeline, Kirra, J-Bay, Cloudbreak and more...

Creative Chaos: Luke Shadbolt shares the inspiration behind his magnificent Maelstrom

Longtime Riptide contributor and super-talented lensman Luke Shadbolt has entered the new world of photography exhibitions and his first offering, entitled Maelstrom, is nothing short...

The Five Most Important Waves of Ben Player’s Career

As part of our ongoing series by guest contributor Tim Leeson (former Riptide editor), we ask some of the biggest names in the bodyboarding industry what are the...
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Youth Clip: Storm Keating

Port Maquarie grom Storm Keating tears up some waves around his home, including the beloved Breakwall.Filmed throughout 2016. 
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Is Noah Symmans Australia’s Best Grom?

After the graduation of the "three amigos" (Blackwell, Humphries and Finnegan) into adulthood, the next crop of West Australian grommets are looking just as...

Riptide Form Guide: Inverted D’Bah Pro 2016

This weekend the Australian Bodyboarding Association hits the poor man's Miami, better known as the Gold Coast for the Inverted Duranbah Pro.There were...

The Riptide guide to making the perfect web clip

If you happen to keep an eye on our website on a daily basis (which you should), you may notice that our busiest section,...

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