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Feature: Running On Empty

Riptide's newest contributor Sophie Leathers pens her thoughts on how her passion for bodyboarding has given her a new outlook on life. Words by Sophie Leathers Not...

Introducing the CORE Podcast with Joshua Burguete-Kirkman

An introduction to ‘The Core’ - because what lies beneath the surface of bodyboarding is just as interesting. There is much more to professional bodyboarding...

Fire & Ice

This trip came about several months before we actually left. Brandon Nasr and Omid Moraveji invited me to go on a trip with them...

Flicking The Switch

The World Titles? I’ll always wonder why it couldn’t happen. I beat Guilherme [Tamega] at certain events, but coming second to him for those two years I was still happy because he was a true champ. It was still hard coming so close though.

The five most important waves of Mike Stewart’s career

Mike Stewart needs no introduction. Regarded as "the godfather of bodyboarding," anyone that has ever picked up a bodyboard and slid inside a barrel knows of...

In the Action: The Lone Italian

After sitting down for conversations with the top-ranked teams of Brazil, Chile, and France at the Iquique Para Todos 2015 ISA World Bodyboard Championship,...

Youth – Hiro Bernede

Oh to be a youngster in Tahiti!Above: That water! Hiro in a crystal-clear grinder near his home. Photo: Chris AllenIt's Youth time again...
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2016 with Liam Newman

Port Macquarie grom Liam Newman might be a name to look out for. At just 14 years old, the youngster flips and spins his way...

YOUTH – Holden Ross

Holden Ross just turned 13 and has already been lucky enough to surf with one of his bodyboarding heroes in fellow West Australian Ryan...

Youth – Pat McDonald

Postman Pat and his black-and-white cat!Above: Pat got wings. Photo: Luka MansonThe latest wunderkind to spring from the Riptide print pages' Youth section...

Is this the biggest wave ever paddled on a bodyboard?

Last year, it was Kalani Lattazni paddling into oversized mountains in Puerto Escondido, before that it was Damian Boone, Miles Keauhaahaa and Alan Lamphere taking...

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...

Interview: Stevie Maher and Dave Hubbard

I sat down with DK legend Dave Hubbard and Gold Coast Local legend Stevie Maher during the D'Bah Pro for an enlightening chat about...

Youth – Noah Symmans

Youth inductee #2 in Riptide's 201st issue is WA youngster Noah Symmans.Above: The shot of Noah that got a sweet, sweet print home....

10 boards that shaped the sport

What is the most influential bodyboard of all time?Guest writer Rob Beaton from VintageBodyboards.com gives us, in his expert opinion, the 10 most...

The Dark Side of Competition

Words by Lewy Finnegan. Photo by Cayetano Gonzalez Competing can either be your best friend or your worst enemy. Sometimes you can be perfectly in sync with...

The Rivalry

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE: When Riptide received word that both Stewart and Tamega would be spending two weeks with each other in remote Sumatra - for the first time ever - we jumped at the opportunity to get these two living legends, and longtime rivals, together in the same room.
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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...

Poll: Should Jamie O’Brien be given a Pipe Invitational invite?

If you haven't heard by now, professional standup surfer, reality TV show star and one of the best surfers ever at Pipeline, Jamie O'Brien,...

Opinion: Is the Gold Coast’s artificial reef proposal a waste of money?

For bodyboarders on the Gold Coast, dealing with crowds is a part of life. It seems that whenever a swell rolls into the region, hordes...

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