Bodyboarding is relatively new sport with many talented athlets and still without set salary. Amaury Lavernhe is one of the world's most talented bodyboarders. This Frenchman is an expert wave reader, and has won two world titles, both in 2010 and 2014. He also runs an international bodyboarding school, the Amaury Academy. Another great bodyboarder is Japanese Ayaka Suzuki, who is the first female to compete on a world stage. She climbed the ladder from amateur to professional and has just won an unprecedented world title.
Iain Campbell is a 26-year-old South African who has devoted the last 14 years to mastering the art of bodyboarding. He is currently the leader of the world leaderboard on the Association of Professional Bodyboarders World Tour. His success has been supported by his family, friends, and trainers. He is also a member of the world-class Pipeline event in Hawaii.
Iain Campbell won the 2020 Mike Stewart Pipeline Invitational with a perfect 10-point ride and defeated three world-class Hawaiian bodyboarders in the process. The contest was held in six to eight-foot surf and featured spectacular ramps for aerial maneuvers.
The South African born Tristan Roberts is one of the world's most exciting young athletes. He is the best in the world at massive airs and has risen through the ranks to win World Tour events. Roberts's impressive air tricks have set new benchmarks for the sport. He began winning events on the World Tour in 2018 and won his first World Title in 2019. In the Gran Canaria Fronton King final, Roberts beat the local hot shot, Amaury Lavernhe, to win the World Title. The 24-year-old has been riding for Pride Bodyboards since 2011.
Tristan Roberts is also a high school student. He competed on the South African tour as a teenager and watched his older brother Jared Houston and Mark McCarthy compete internationally. In 2012, he travelled to Venezuela with the South African team and placed second in the junior division. He also won the boys u15 division.
Damien King is considered one of the best bodyboarders in the world with a professional salary. His passion for the sport started at a young age. He won three world titles in the sport, two in prone and one in drop-knee competitions. He also possesses amazing strength and agility. He can handle up to six feet of fibreglass. In addition to bodyboarding, King has a knack for selling merchandise. He swung away from the usual suit and grey tie in favour of pompom-adorned silk shirts. He also used dance to lure the attention of prospective buyers.
King has won the world bodyboarding championship twice. He was also the winner of the Dropknee World Tour in 2011. Damian King is an Australian bodyboarder who grew up in the mid-north coast city of Port Macquarie. His hometown of Port Macquarie, New South Wales is home to the first bodyboarding world champion and the World Title runner-up, Mick Campbell. King's bodyboarding prowess is so good that the city has been proclaimed the Bodyboarding Capital of Australia.