Archive for August, 2010

Johnny Fryer Wins British Surf Open

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
Johnny Fryer is king of the British Surf Open

Johnny Fryer is king of the British Surf Open

 

Johnny Fryer has been crowned 2010 British Open Champion 2010. This year’s event was held at Fistral Beach, Newquay. On Saturday, waves were a bit small, so surfers had to battle for the best walls in order to get interesting results.

 

Fortunately, the swell improved for Sunday. Fryer showed his best surf and defeated his fellow Cornish competitors in the final heat. Johnny was crowned in three foot onshore waves.

 

Gibson Guitar, one of the brand partners, has generously donated a fantastic Gibson Les Paul Studio guitar as the champion’s trophy. For complete results please visit SurferToday @ http://bit.ly/9gtJvO

Louis Tapper Sets Longest Kiteboarding Journey

Monday, August 30th, 2010
Louis Tapper succeeds longest kiteboarding journey

Louis Tapper succeeds longest kiteboarding journey

 

Louis Tapper has successfully kitesurfed the 2000 kilometres of Brazil’s coast to set a new world record for the “longest kitesurfing journey”. Tapper concluded the adventure in 30 days, landing at Praia do Meio Beach. “I am pleased to finish and somewhat relived. I am looking forward to do some stress free kiting and waking up late”, said Tapper after finishing this tiring adventure.

 

In the last day, Louis Tapper sailed 40 kilometres in an open water relaxing cross.

 

Besides breaking the world record, the kitesurfer raised money for the Surf Aid charity, inspired people to try kitesurfing and pushed himself physically and mentally. Source: http://surfertoday.com

Nuns Go Surfing

Sunday, August 29th, 2010
Surfing nuns = awesome

Surfing nuns = awesome

 

The 15th annual Nun’s Beach Surf Invitational will be held on September 11, Stone Harbor, New Jersey, USA. It may look strange, but it is true. The Villa Maria by the Sea retreat is putting up a surfing competition.

 

The story goes back to the 50’s when a group of surfers asked the local nuns if they could ride the waves of the retreat’s beach. They said yes and the spot was baptized “Nun’s Beach”. In 1996, local surfers decided to give back all the love to the nuns and started a competition to raise funds to maintain the nun’s retreat.

 

The relationship between surfers and nuns is great. Some day, we might see God hitting the line-up. Source: http://surfertoday.com

Bodyboarding Photo Wins Washington Post Contest

Saturday, August 28th, 2010
Picture perfect

Picture perfect

 

An incredible bodyboarding photo has conquered the “Travel’s 2010 Photo Contest” by The Washington Post.

 

The brilliant image was captured by Zoltan Balogh, from Budapest, in Azurara Beach, in Vila do Conde, in the North of Portugal. Balogh was on holiday along the Portuguese coast with his mother when a bodyboarder crossed the path of the sun. More than 1,600 photos were sent for this contest.

 

Zoltan Balogh captured this image with a Konica Minolta 7D. Source: http://surfertoday.com

Night Surfing Opens On Cloud 9

Friday, August 27th, 2010
Night surfing at one of the best surf spots in the world will soon be possible

Night surfing at one of the best surf spots in the world will soon be possible

 

Cloud 9, one of the best surf spots in the world, will be available for surfing during 365 nights a year.

 

In October 2010, the Cloud Nine Night Surfing – a fifty foot tower with floodlights – will illuminate the wave everyone is looking for. The construction project is underway and includes safety boats, life guards and surfing lessons for those interested.

 

The official opening ceremony is scheduled to the 24th September. Philippine Vice-President Makati Jejomar Binay will light up the wave spot, known for its perfect barrels and 300 meter ride. Cloud 9 is located in Siargao Island, Philippines, Asia. Source: http://surfertoday.com

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