2010 Arica Chilean Challenge: the place to be

With a early start all of the 2nd round and 6 heats of the 3rd round were surfed at El Gringo today. It was the smallest day of the forecast but despite that El Gringo showed why is considered the most consistent wave in the world.

Standouts of today's action where Hawaiian Jacob Romero and the Chilean Cristobal Scirafia who scored one of the best waves of the day, a huge tube and a perfect backflip.

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2010 Arica Chilean Challenge: this is the way it started

The Arica Chilean Challenge, the Fourth Stage of IBA World Tour, was started in perfect conditions with 6-8 feet waves at El Gringo. The first round was completed along with five more heats of round 2 were completed on this first day.

Chilean Miguel Encina had a great performance and got the highest total of first day. With a good combination of maneuvers Miguel totaled 15.00 points out of a possible 20 in his heat.

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Shark Island Challenge: you're never unprotected here

Now in its 14th year, the Fluidzone Shark Island Challenge is a one day invitational event held at Shark Island, an exposed rocky outcrop located one hundred metres off the coast of Cronulla, New South Wales.

Shark Island is infamous amongst the surfing community as one of the most dangerous waves in the world. The Fluidzone Shark Island Challenge will provide spectators with incredible visuals as the riders negotiate a sharp, shallow reef that regularly breaks bones and bodies. The event has a one-month waiting period to select the most optimum conditions, and will be held on the best day of waves between June 14th and July 14th.

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