A few days back we were reminded of a clip that involves some of the most hardcore and dedicated Bodyboarding we have ever seen. Whilst the clip is now ten years old, it is so good, it will never become dated. Starring a crew of the craziest Portugese Bodyboarders as they mainly wipeout on the crunching wave, the clip is aptly named Risky Behaviour!
Filmed back in 2004 at Praia Norte the gang of hell-men put themselves through a thorough pounding just to grab that moment of adrenaline we all crave. The wave does a great impression of The Wedge at Newport Beach California, jacking up quicker than it moves forwards as it shuts down ferociously onto the sand.
The role call of riders reads like the team sheet of a Portuguese football team but these boys ride with far more bravery than overpaid footie stars, theres no laying on the beach waiting for a stretcher, they just laugh it off and paddle out for some more! Its not all beatings as the odd trick does manage to get slotted in, the 360’s in the pocket are pretty gnarly and shows these Bodyboarders are talented as well as brave.
The unmissable video can be found below, it is sure to be one that will leave you wincing, smiling and watching again.