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Best Bodyboarding Movies

Friday, June 17th, 2011

A bodyboarding movie is always a collection of unrideable waves, impossible maneuvers, stunning inverted airs and crazy wipe outs. A bodyboard film is the achievement of the impossible. Riders take the most extreme waves is the world in the harshest conditions possible.


That’s why the best bodyboarding movies ever remain in the memory of consecutive generations. Much of the boogie footage has been shot when VHS and Beta were the top domestic film recording formats.


Selecting the best films ever published in the bodyboarding world is always an unfair mission, but there are certainly a few movies that must be highlighted. In the last 30 years, some names have changed bodyboarding forever and have become riding and living legends.


Mike Stewart, Paul Roach, Guilherme Tâmega, Keith Sazaki, Ben Severson, Michael Eppelstun, Andre Botha, Damian King, Ben Player, Jeff and Dave Hubbard, Uri Valadao and Amaury Laverne are some of the world bodyboarding champions featured in these movies.


Bodyboard movies: it makes you jump from the sofa to the waves

Bodyboard movies: it makes you jump from the sofa to the waves



Sit back and relax. It’s time to watch the greatest bodyboarding movies of all time. Check out the best moments and learn a little bit more about who’s in and what they did to get there. The set is coming. Get ready:


A Blank Canvas

Against the Grain

Boogie Nation 9

Crave the Cave

Enough Said

Eppo’s Freakshow

Fu Man Chu

Hiding from Comfort

No Friends 10 “Decade”

Orange Juice


Ring of Fire II


Roam 2

Tension 10

The Ben Player Project

The Inside

The Lackey Project

The Road



Source: SurferToday

Bodyboarding Movie Explores The Coldest European Waves

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

“The Viking” is considered the most ambitious bodyboarding movie ever filmed. The highly anticipated film trailer is already available here and the European premiere will take place in Capbreton, France, on the 8th May.


The movies tells the story and adventures of the Zion team while surfing incredible waves in England, Ireland, Scotland, France and even Iceland. Ryan Mattick and James Kates have edited the entire film and will showcase it on the giant screen of the Rio Cinema.


“The Viking” is the result of a 100-day extreme bodyboarding experience in Northern Europe, with six experienced bodyboarders. In Iceland, the riders spent hours on hard ice roads and lost their minds several times.

The Viking: Cold wave bodyboarding at its finest

The Viking: Cold wave bodyboarding at its finest


Riding the coldest corners of the Earth was one of the goals in search of an icy utopia. The journey of discovery and plunder leaves no stone unturned and no wave unmolested.


Chris James, Jason Finlay, Sam Bennett, James Cakes, Thomas Robinson and Koots’ explorations will be available in DVD. Source: SurferToday

New Bodyboarding Movie

Friday, April 29th, 2011

The bodyboarding community is fired up. There’s a new movie in the pipeline and everybody wants to know more about it. “Blow Up” is the latest stoke from the makers of “Grow Up”. Watch the trailer, here.


Jake Stone doing what he does best on a bodyboard

Jake Stone doing what he does best on a bodyboard



The film features Jake Stone, Ryan Hardy, Mitch Rawlins, Chad jackson, Pierre Louis Costes, Chris White and many more in their surf trips through South America, American Samoa, Europe, Hawaii, Las Vegas and South Australia.


Jake Stone and his new bodyboarding movie are touring Australia and premiering it in many coastal cities. The Innaloo Megaplex (WA, 22nd April), the Illawarra League Club (NSW, 29th April) and the Maroochydoore RSL (QLD, 1st May) will be showing and selling the new DVD. Source: SurferToday

Surfer Girls Show Off In New Movie

Thursday, April 21st, 2011
"Leave a Message", the new surf movie from Nike 6.0

"Leave a Message", the new surf movie from Nike 6.0


Carissa Moore, Lakey Peterson, Laura Enever, Coco Ho, Monyca Byrne-Wickey and Malia Manuel are the stars of “Leave a Message”, the new surf movie from Nike 6.0.


The surf film is dedicated to all surfer girls and presents the hottest female surfing outside of the competition circuit. These pro riders will show off their progressive attitude in the lineup. Groundbreaking aerials and long barrels are common in “Leave a Message”. The surf movie will be fully downloadable on the 24th May 2011.


These girls have talent and prove how much they have evolved in the last years, comparing to men. The new generation of surfer women is preparing a revolution in the sport.



“I’m surrounded by surfing all day, every day and I see a lot of great riders. But what these girls are doing has to be seen to be believed,” says Jason Kenworthy, movie director and Nike 6.0’s surf team photographer. Shot over two years at the world’s hottest surf locations including Australia, California, Hawaii and Mexico, the girls show grace and strength in the water elevating women’s surfing to fantastic new heights.


Nike 6.0 is increasing its support to surfing, in the last couple of years. For the most complete surf movie database, click here. Source: SurferToday

“Soul Surfer” Is A Box Office Hit

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
The making of "Soul Surfer"

The making of "Soul Surfer"


“Soul Surfer”, the surf movie featuring the life and courage of Bethany Hamilton, is already atremendous success. The film tells the true history of a young surfer girl who has been attacked by a shark and struggles to make her dreams come true.


In the opening weekend, “Soul Surfer” reached the fourth place in the box office making more than $10 million dollars. The life story of Bethany Hamilton is almost religious because she believed everything was possible after losing one arm.


Faith, determination, passion for surfing and the will to win led Hamilton to a surfing national title, while competing at the highest level all over the world.



Anna Sophia Robb, Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt star in “Soul Surfer”, but the biopic aims to reach for other stars, like the values of love, family and health.


The surf movie has been accused of being a “too Christian”. Nevertheless, “Soul Surfer” will always be a film about the power and influence surfing has on young girls and boys.


Tears come and go and smiles will always prevail. Those who have had the opportunity to meet Bethany Hamilton will certainly tell how much they got inspirated by her aura and survival story. Source: SurferToday

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