The question of Surfing over Bodyboarding has rolled on for years and is certain to always stir up a hornet’s nest. There are so many stalwarts for both disciplines who will happily fight for their respective sport and both groups have legitimate bragging rights. I don’t suppose the Stand Up’s and Spongers will ever live in perfect harmony, but we have found an interesting video, in which Red Bull set about trying to create a level playing field for both sports to battle it out.
Take one amazing surf spot, that being Supertubos in Peniche, Portugal and a Red Bull jet ski with towrope and let the battle commence. Featuring Hugo Pinheiro in the Bodyboarders corner and Vasco Ribeiro representing the Surfers, it is nice that the short film has been made with some tongue in cheek humour and shows the two riders equally disrespecting each other.
What ensues is a mesmerizing mix of big airs, huge flips and a bit of carnage. We’ve watched the clip a few times now and have to say it is a close call. Everyone will have their own opinions and that becomes very clear if you take time to read some of the comments below this YouTube video.
Sit back and watch the clip and let us know – Who do you think comes out on top in this particular battle?