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Mike Stewart wins the 2016 World Bodysurfing Championships

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2016 World Bodysurfing Championships: you don't need much to ride a wave | Photo: WBS

Nearly 400 bodysurfers from all corners of the planet competed at the 2016 World Bodysurfing Championships, at Oceanside Pier, California.

The old art of bodysurfing never dies and the 40th annual World Bodysurfing Championships proved, once again, that you don’t need much to ride a wave. And for the purists, this is what surfing is all about.

Bodysurfers are judged on how well they bodysurf during their heat. Judges scrutinize wave selection, quality of takeoff, position in the wave, style, length of the ride, maneuvers, and originality.

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