Lewy Finnegan: the photo is upside down

The second day at Duranbah was cool and cloudy but the action was red-hot in the water with some fun peaks offering competitors a great chance to score big.

The Open Men's division was a treat to watch as some of Australia's best riders traded blows in the shifty peaks. In the end it was the 4 most consistent riders in the country that booked a birth in the final on Sunday.

The semi's provided some of the best performances of the event so far. In the end it was the four most consistent riders in the country that booked a birth in the final on Sunday.

FINAL

Tom Rigby QLD
Chase O'Leary NSW
Cade Sharpe QLD
Lewy Finnegan WA

The Senior Men's was also hotly contested with some of the competitors showing that this division is still very much alive.

Here are the final four that will battle it out on Monday.

FINAL

Red Dick McKenna (NZ)
White John Barker (WA)
Yellow Tim Fowler (WA)
Blue Danny Bycroft (Qld)

The Kiwi's have a real chance in Richard "Dick" McKenna and they are loving the warm water and surf at D'bah.

Finally the DK division were loving the punchy peaks and were throwing tail and wafting all over the shop.

When the dust settled it was this 4 that will wait it out for Sundays final

FINAL

Red Dane Pope
White Jon Capilli
Yellow Zac Sonner
Blue Adam Rose

Overall the first two days have been awesome and we are looking forward to a big day tomorrow with the forecast of a bigger swell for the beginning of the Pro Mens.

Competition begins at 7am (Qld time) with the cadets up first.

Airboarding: great for flat days

Call it hoverboarding, airboarding or snow bodyboarding. The new thrilling winter sport is hitting the coldest countries of this world.

The enthusiasts have already proved there is a collection of great tricks to be challenged. So, airboarding was born in Europe. Joe Steiner, a Swiss inventor, designed it 10 years ago.

Although, it doesn't require a lot of equipment, there are safety procedures to be taken in consideration. If you are looking forward to try it, never forget a helmet and warm clothes.

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Isabela Sousa: winning girls like Dilma

Brazilian Isabela Sousa totalled 860 points at the 2010 BPF in Venezuela and despite finishing in second place at this championship, the total was enough points to win the 2010 IBA WWT World title.

Sousa and Eunate Aguirre (Spain) went wave for wave in the final until Aguirre walked away with the first place in a exciting heat with extreme wave conditions, with some sets pushing 8-10 feet. Eunate was just too strong and put in an amazing performance but the victory was bittersweet. She was also vying for the 2010 WWT title in a year where Neymara Carvalho was off.

In the DK division, Peruvian Cesar Bauer surprised everyone when he defeated Hawaiian Dave Hubbard. The South American put on an excellent show filled with radical maneuvers that allowed him to earn 17.67 points over the 14.83 total of Hubbard. Just a few days earlier, Bauer had won the Latin American title when he earned enough points in the ¼ finals of the IBA Latin American division .

The 2010 BPF exceeded everyone’s expectations at the highest level as a result of a Women’s World Title, a Latin American Title and leaving the Dropknee championship in a tight race for the title when they all meet at the Canary islands in December.

Meanwhile, locals Lumar Guittard finished 5th place in the women’s championship, Leonel Marcano and Nestor Toro reached semifinals in the Open Category and in the Dropknee category, locals David Velasquez and Jose Cristiano did the same.

It also showed that in the right conditions the Isle de Margarita can produce world class waves. Brazilian Magno Oliveira showed lots of style when he outclassed Dave Hubbard in the final of the Latin American division. This was the last event on the tour and Magno was crowned champion for 2010.