Angelo Goes Skitz

Here’s a clip from Toys Bodyboards released today featuring our Tahitian wonderkid, Angelo Faraire filmed throughout June and July. Impressive stuff.

Angelo is coming up hard right now. Not only is he going skitz in this new clip, he also has an interview in the works for fluidzone.com and is the star of our latest ad in Riptide 189.

Stay tuned for his Behind The Ad coming soon.

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Le Boogie 11

What more can be said about these two riders? One is probably the best bodyboarder in the world right now, the 2012 Shark Island Challenge and Box Pro champion, and sole owner of the most promising board label in the industry, Mitch Rawlins. The other is Cade Sharp.

Two savage competitors, two gold-plated covers, one cheerless pub. Who will prevail? Steal your piece of bullion from newsagents on August 15th or right now at leboogie.com.

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Kingy In The Zone

Damian King scored himself todays Full Bleed at leboogie.com. Photo by Alex Gibson.

Kingy has been keeping his King Shit blog updated on the reg with posts on everything from road trips to BBQ refits, head over here to read up on his latest doings.

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Sick At The SIC

It’s been a busy couple of weeks since my last post. We had the SIC, I built another classic BBQ and have been on the road chasing waves. Read more…

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The Fifteen

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Todd Quigley at QCD Boards shaping foam. Yep, he started knocking out boards way back in 1997!

To celebrate the milestone Todd is making 15 exclusive hand shaped boards for 15 lucky customers. “Each of them will be all black with their choice of slick colour, old school deck and slick logos along with purpose placed contours,” Todd explains.

“The boards will be hand signed and come with a limited edition tee and be part of a commemorative look book. We’ll be filming the creation of each board and each owner will have a credit in the lookbook and on the video. The whole concept of The Fifteen is to create and celebrate the custom shaping process and it’s relationship to the rider.”

So, how much are these puppies? The good news is that they’re only 380 bucks (plus postage and handling), but the only way to secure yourself one is by phone. First in best dressed, call Todd now on (02) 4365 5584 and get yourself a piece of bodyboarding history!

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Riptide 189

Just when you thought you’d seen it all, a young Tahitian by the name of Tahurai Henry throws himself into the bowels of a Teahupo’o monster, reigniting passion for paddle-in surfing and providing one of the best Riptide covers of the year.

Issue 189 leaves no stone unturned, with new wave discoveries, obscene angles, the latest and greatest in booger news and a hypnotic Stare Gallery. Riptide gets inside the mind of one of the sports most intriguing characters Nick Gornall, talks grommet abuse with Todd Glaser and hears from legend Steve MacKenzie.

That’s not all. Matt Young, Chris James, Damien Martin, Matt Lackey, Cade Sharp and Nick Bannehr stalk Southern Ocean swells from Sydney to Perth, while a pair of Aussie adventurers rendezvous with a band of South Africans to share the longest barrels of their lives.

Lose your mind in Riptide 189 due out in Australia on Wednesday August 8. Click here to download Riptide as a Digital Edition.

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Movement 40

Movement 40 is another prime example of why we bodyboard. This issue covers an epic escape with Jeff Hubbard through some secret spots of Indonesia where he finds out he can still fly despite having clipped wings.

Jack Johns and Ben Player brave the Baltic cold and venture up into the far Northern Atlantic in search of new waves in the land of Northern Lights. Mike Stewart shows us a matrix of his life and what makes him the best to have ridden a bit of foam.

Then there’s the rest of the content that you usually find in every issue all packed into 200 pages, squeezed between two hard covers. It’s all available at a newsagent or surf store near you, go get it.

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8th Birthday Sale

It’s hard to believe that tomorrow we’ll be celebrating our eighth birthday. Join in the celebrations by taking 30% off storewide for 30 hours, that’s 30% off our Winter 2012 Collection as well as our already reduced Super Sale prices for 30 hours only!

Use discount code BIRTHDAY30 at checkout to take advantage of our Stocktake Sale. Click here to start shopping.

Sale ends 11.59pm AEST Wednesday 01 August, 2012.

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Kingy Goes Sick At SIC

The 2012 Shark Island Challenge was run and won today in wild two metre waves at the notorious Shark Island break in the south of Sydney.

Twenty of the worlds best bodyboarders were invited to compete in the International Bodyboarding Association specialty event that has a three month waiting period and one day of frantic competition.

Damian King finished fourth behind winner Mitch Rawlins, who dominated the competition from the first heat of the day, Ewan Donnachie and Jason Finlay, both second and third respectively. Congratulations Kingy!

The IBA World Tour now moves on to Europe for the Sintra Pro in Portugal from 28th August to 2nd September.

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Empty Beachie

Whenever I go away usually the places for comps are overcrowded and it’s a shitfight for waves. It’s usually at those times I reflect on sessions like the one I just had at a secret little beachie. Read more…

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