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Top 5 Career Moments – Iain Campbell

Chasing Perfection: Pro Bodyboarder Iain Campbell's 5 Standout Career Moments

With over two decades devoted to chasing the bodyboarding world tour, Iain Campbell has rightfully earned his place among the world’s most celebrated bodyboarders. In 2017, he reached the pinnacle, becoming the APB World Tour Champion. However, the path to such success is marked by sacrifices and challenges, including putting relationships and other life goals on the back seat. Recently, Iain announced his departure from the IBC World Tour in 2024, a decision intertwined with his move to the UK and as a result a collaboration with Bodyboard Holidays.

Bodyboard Holidays founder, Rob Barber, caught up with Iain for an exclusive conversation, exploring the top 5 defining moments of his illustrious career. From his inaugural season on the North Shore of Hawaii to the buzzer-beating win at Pipeline, the interview offers a unique insight into Iain’s journey and the triumphs that have shaped his legacy.

First Visit to the North Shore, Hawaii

  • Iain takes us on a walk down memory lane, as he shares tales of his first visit to the infamous North Shore in Hawaii. He talks about taking on Waimea Shorebreak and clinching a magazine cover shot he’ll never forget!

First Victory on the World Tour

  • Reflecting on his first-ever bodyboard world tour event win, Iain recounts the sweet taste of victory that propelled him into the spotlight. The triumph not only showcased his skill and dedication but also hinted at the greatness that would unfold in the years to come.

Outperforming PLC at Itacoatiara, Brazil

  • In this exclusive interview, Iain Campbell takes us behind the scenes of his standout performance against the formidable Pierre-Louis Costes (PLC) in Itacoatiara, Brazil. The detailed account Iain talks us through the winning waves and the mental fortitude that contributed to his memorable victory, solidifying his status as a force to be reckoned with.

Crowning Achievement: Becoming a World Champ

  • The discussion shifts to Nazare, Portugal, where Iain clinched the 2017 APB World Tour title. Gain insights into the emotions surrounding this monumental achievement, as Iain reflects on the journey to becoming the very best in the business.

Buzzer-Beating Win at Pipeline

  • A legendary victory at Pipeline stands as a monumental chapter in Iain Campbell’s bodyboarding history. The interview delves into the intense emotions and words of wisdom from Mike Stewart that led to this unforgettable win, etching his name among the legends of the sport.

In a major announcement, Iain Campbell has recently revealed that he is stepping away from the IBC World Tour to work on other projects he’s been working on. This includes his collaboration with Bodyboard Holidays. The partnership brings forth two epic bodyboard retreats in Cornwall and Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia, offering enthusiasts a unique opportunity to be guided and coached by the legend himself. Additionally, we are running Iain Campbell Coaching Weekends in the UK and the chance for personalised 121 lessons in Cornwall for those serious about taking their bodyboarding to the next level.

If you are interested in joining any of our Iain Campbell events, or would like further information about any of our other highly popular bodyboard retreats, holidays or coaching weekends take a look at our calendar for further information or up to date availability. Got a question? Feel free to reach out to us on 01637 979571 or via the chat box at the corner of the screen or email anytime!

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