World tour hits Tahiti

THE Bodyboarding World Tour visits Tahiti this weekend for the second event of the 2017 tour and all the action will be streamed live on the internet.

Featuring a heavy left which handles three to 30-foot swells over razor sharp coral, this surf break is the most watched in the world.

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The APB World Tour has recently secured a major broadcast distribution into 22 countries worldwide in a coup for the sport around the globe.

And there isn’t a better place to watch any form of wave riding than the notorious Teahupo’o in the tropical South Pacific.

Featuring a heavy left which handles three to 30-foot swells over razor sharp coral, this surf break is the most watched in the world.

After being discovered and first published in the early 90’s, it was the legendary Mike Stewart that rode some of the first heavy waves at what they call the end of the road.

APB chief Alex Leon, believes the broadcast agreement will provide viewers around the world with an insight into one of the most spectacular sports in the world.

“Bodyboarding is the sleeping giant of action sports and viewers around the world will see just how amazing our athletes are as they tackle the best waves in the world,” he said. 

As well as delivering a worldwide, live stream of each contest, there will be eight 30-minute highlights shows featuring the world’s best body boarder’s taking on some of the most dangerous waves across the globe in what is regarded as the ‘Dream Tour’.

The event can be viewed at apbtour.com/live/ and will be run during the best surf days from April 22 to May 4.

Forecast:

Thursday will see light, variable winds in the morning and a solid 1.9m swell.

Friday looks to have a similar 1.8m swell but cleaner SE winds.

Saturday brings a new, large 3m swell and S winds early while Sunday looks cleaner with SE winds and fading 1.9m swell.

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Injidup on Saturday

Courtney Conlogue (USA) with the coveted Bell after she took out the 2017 Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach. Photo: © WSL / Cestari

Courtney Conlogue (USA) with the coveted Bell after she took out the 2017 Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach. Photo: © WSL / Cestari

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