During the APB Pipe Challenge broadcast this past weekend, you may have noticed one of the sponsors for the event was a company called YouRiding. For those who are not aware, YouRiding is an online Bodyboard gaming site, that allows you to log in and perfect your Bodyboard skills at a host of spots around the globe.
I seem to remember having a crack at a previous version a few years back and I remember the game as being clunky and unrealistic, however I am pleased to say that things have dramatically improved. Whilst the graphics aren’t what you can expect from a PS4 they are fairly realistic and the controls are extremely simple, meaning within seconds of logging in you are riding.
Initially you have to sign up with an email address, create an account and a username and then there is a quick tutorial to work through guided by none other than Manny V! Using your computer keyboard direction arrow buttons and a few of the letter keys, you quickly learn to drop in, carve, get shacked, cutback and bust an El Rollo.
Within 10 minutes of joining up the game is opened up to allow you to set off on a free ride session, attend the surf school to hone your manoeuvres or take on worldwide online challengers. There are over 100 spots to tackle including Porthleven in the UK, the reefs of Ericeira, the legendary Wedge at Newport or Off the Wall in Hawaii!
The YouRiding Bodyboarding IV game is easy to pick up but tricky to master and with plenty of challenges and extra spots to unlock, it will keep you entertained for some considerable time. The video below is the official YouRiding video and shows some experts at work. To try the game head over to the YouRiding site here and see if you can perfect your ARS. Feel free to post up your high scores!