Perfect contest conditions, hectic beatings, heroic feats and insane technical riding, 2016 has been a great year for bodyboarding. Here is a countdown of the 10 most popular videos on WeBodyboard.com. Here is hoping 2017 will bring the same and more!
10: 2 Days at Wedge // Samuel Lyons
A couple of small perfect days at Mandurah Wedge with Samuel Lyons. Self-shot and Edited by Samuel Lyons.
9: MAYBE TOMORROW [Full Movie]
Pierre Louis Costes, Lewy Finnegan and Tristan Roberts give us a raw & honest insight into the harsh reality behind a Pride bodyboards trip. Directed, Filmed & Edited by Miller Best.
8: Tahitian Royalty // XXL Teahupoo
Santiago Sanchez, Simon Thornton and Tahitian bodyboard royalty getting some insanely deep barrels. From mysurf.tv.
7: The Wedge | August 20th | 2016
Carnage from Newport Wedge, California, shot on the August 20th 2016 by Mike Lucas Media. Identified Riders: Jared Brown, Bobby Okvist, JJ Ayala, Knox Tiernan and Brian Roller.
6: El Fronton – May 2016
Some insanely crisp drone footage from a pumping day at El Fronton // Gran Canaria. Brought to us by Oliver Santana Almeida.
5: Desconocido l Unknown l EP 1 l México
15 minutes of pumping wedges and huge boosts, shot at an undisclosed location in Mexico. A film By BHM / Rev-Eco Surfwear / Alan Favela. Riders: Alfonso Aguilar, Cristian Duran, Erick Osornio, Martin Farias, Alfredo Aburto and Jorge Nunez.
4: Tâmega Rescues Dylan Mcginn at Pipe
The moment Guilherme Tâmega with the help of Honolulu Ocean Safety and Jamie O’Brien saved Dylan Mcginn at Pipeline on the 03/03/2016. Full Clip + Interview with GT. From João Ricardo Images.
3: OPENLIVE SHARK ISLAND CHALLENGE 2016 – APB Epicentre TV series
Weather forecasters predicted a very large swell above the 5m mark to hit the east coast producing waves of up to 6m in height. A handful of the world’s best Bodyboarder’s competed in a swell which rivalled the 2001 Shark Island Challenge – the most historic and craziest Shark Island to date, which had a similar swell size and direction.
2: Ben Player // Breaking Bull
With a custom-made board and armoured suit, three-time world bodyboarding champion Ben Player travels to freezing Scotland on a mission to be the first man to successfully surf a foreboding beast of a barreling wave known as “The Bull.” (Embedding disabled on this one, click image to view on Redbull.TV)
1: Couple on Jetski Rescued at The Wedge
“On the first day of the 2016 Lifeguard Season, an inexperienced couple rented a jetki and decided to ride a 20ft wave into the rocks at the Wedge. Heres the rescue that followed. Job Well Done Newport Beach Lifeguards!” – Rob Marienthal. Footage SoCalVideos.