Insight From D. Hubb

A master in his field, and a master in mostly anything close to it. 

In the wasteland which is professional bodyboarding, the Hubbard brothers are of national treasure status. Redbull TV recently sat down with the youngest of which to discuss the variations and practicality behind riding a wave on an over sized piece of PP foam. An obliging Dave Hubb spends the next four minutes explaining why he took the road he did and how he feels it differs from other forms of wave riding.

This is Dave Hubb nonchalantly putting bodyboarding on a pedestal via performance and word of mouth. You go ahead and enjoy this.

Dave Hubbard Huge Air Reverse at INverted Bodyboard Blog

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Le roi du dropknee, il s’appelle Laury…

Saturday October 14, 2017

Press Release: Fronton King 2017

Title: Le roi du dropknee, il s’appelle Laury…

It is called the Fronton King, and when it comes to dropping the knee, the new king’s name is Laury. Laury Grenier. The Reunion Islander defeated his long-time friend and compatriot Amaury Lavernhe to take the title in small but very contestable conditions at El Fronton today, seeing this year’s event kick off in style.

The first day of official competition was a real crowd-pleaser on a balmy Canarian Saturday. Rippable 2 – 3 foot waves marched onto the reef as the high tide rose, giving riders in both the dropknee and women’s divisions ample opportunities to impressed the swelling crowd.

And impress they did…

The undisputed standout of the day was the eventual winner of the dropknee division Laury Grenier, and also female competitors Alexandra Rinder and Isabella Sousa.

Grenier couldn’t put a foot wrong (figuratively and literally) throughout the whole day, locking into some great tube rides and laying down rail any chance he had on the fast right-hander. In the women’s, Alexandra Rinder had the crowd flipping out in support of her aerial acrobatics, launching and completing multiple ARS’s and backflips to kick off her campaign. Sousa was also in brutal form, launching probably the biggest aerial of the event, a large, looping forward air spin that was completed off the back of the wave. Another notable standout of the day was local rider Teresa Padilla, who was in scintillating form, launching numerous flips herself on the shallow bowls, catapulting herself into the Quarter Finals to face off with the best of the best.

On Sunday, the competition will resume with the Pro Junior world title to be decided as well as the women’s event to complete. Nelson Flores is in a very strong position coming into the event with only Cristobal Fernandez in a position to steal the title away. Fernandez must win the event and Flores eliminated before the semi-finals. If Flores can finish 7th or better, he is the World Champion.

This is going to be intense!

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Gran Canaria Fronton King Festival Galdar 2017

The Gran Canaria Fronton King Festival – Galdar 2017  

14 – 28 October

The final stage of the 2017 APB World Tour will go down in one of the world’s greatest Bodyboarding locations in Galdar in Gran Canaria – El Fronton.

El Fronton is the “colosseum”of Global Bodyboarding. The death-defying slab is regarded as the heaviest and most powerful wave on the planet for Bodyboarding. This year the event has branched out to include Women and Junior divisions plus a specialty DK event at its neighbouring wave – La Guancha – El Agujero on 14th and 15th october.

More news to come…

SCHEDULE

13th October:

8:00pm- EL Agujero, Galdar Briefing for Women, Pro Juniors, DK. All registration should be paid and inscribed by then in order to have the heat draws done complete. All athletes who do not email craig@apbtour.com or dannybeukers@gmail.com will not be accepted into draws.

14th October:

8:00 am- Competition starts with women or DK. High tide is at 9:56 am and low tide at 16:28 pm  

5:00pm- El Agujero, Galdar: Briefing Men, All registration should be paid by then. 

Please Note: No one can register after 8:00pm on 14th October. All athletes who do not email craig@apbtour.com or dannybeukers@gmail.com will not be accepted into draws.

7:00pm- Athlete´s parade to the stage for the official presentation with institutions.

15th October:

8:00 am- La Guancha, starts de comp. Ends at 19:30 pm. 

16th October:

7:00am- Fronton Trials to start into main event (pending conditions).

28th October:

8:30pm- APB/Fronton  2017 Awards function (location tbc) 

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Mr. Versatile

Dave Winchester’s new 2018 models are flowing through Inverted shop fronts. 

In something of a celebration of the 2018 Winchester’s diversity, we’re throwing back to the man ripping apart some East coast wedges. Whilst the clip is dated some two years back, we’ve decidedly taken a moment to acknowledge Dave and his extended 2018 VS range which offersDrop Knee, Prone and WiFly options.

Indulge as the man effortlessly throws himself through some of the better sessions one might assume the East coast has seen in the last couple of years. As always, hats off to the digital mastery exemplified by Brad Schmidt.

Winny Cut

Checkout the mans full range of 2018 decks below!

Dave Winchester Bodyboarding Range 2018

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MORRETINO – DK WORLD CHAMP!

There is a new DK World Champion in town who hails from Kaui in Hawaii, the same place that 8 x World DK Champion Dave Hubbard is from. His name is Sammy Morretino and has just taken down the elite DK riders in the world including Dave Hubbard, Cesar Baeur and many others in Portugal at the 2017 Sintra Pro.

Sammy is a very talented young rider who competes on the Hawaiian Tour but thought this year he would take the plunge an have a crack at the International Tour and has come up trumps winning the DK World Title.

Hawaii seems to be dominating the DK discipline for along time and they maybe due to the fact it was birthed on the Pacific Islands by none other than Jack Lindholm which they now call in Hawaii the Jack-Stance as we know DK (Dropknee).

We congratulate Sammy on his title and be sure this wont be the last time you hear about Sammy, he also shreds on Prone and will be making a big impact on the tour.