Leonardo Fioravanti: Italian surfing flavor | Photo: ASP/Lodin

Leonardo Fioravanti has triumphed at Pantin Classic Galicia Pro 2014, held in clean three-to-four foot waves, at Ferrol, Spain.

The Italian surfer defeated Marco Giorgi, from Uruguay, in the final heat. Fioravanti scored the only Perfect 10-point ride of the contest held in the beautiful beach of Pantin.

"It feels unbelievable right now, it was such a good contest! I'm still 16, I'm surfing heats with absolutely no pressure on the QS and it seems to be working out. Today's my mom's birthday and I'm so stoked to give her that present, this is the best day of my life for sure," says Leonardo Fioravanti.

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Red Bull Cape Fear: Sam Macintosh eyes a safe exit | Photo: Red Bull

Eight surfers were crowned winners of the inaugural Red Bull Cape Fear, at Botany Bay, Sydney, Australia.

It was hailed as one of the most exciting surfing events of recent times. The Red Bull Cape Fear, brought to you by big wave surfer Mark Mathews, didn't deliver monsters but there was no shortage of barrels or wipeouts.

Eight one-on-one clashes were run in four-to-six foot sets over one of the world's deadliest reefs. At Ours, Ryan Hipwood and Jamie O'Brien opened the hostilities with what was considered the best battle of the event.

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Surf videos: plan the perfect angles | Photo: Dan Warbrick/Rip Curl

Surf videos work like identity cards and fingerprints. They can change the life of a surfer, but they can also propel the filmmaker into the commercial surf industry world.

Pictures speak for themselves. An unknown surfer getting barreled in a transparent wave for 20 seconds, under sunny skies and surrounded by huge palm trees, will likely jump into stardom in a matter of weeks. Just let it go viral on Youtube or Vimeo.

These days professional video equipment is cheaper. You won't have to sell your house to produce the best surf video of the decade. Digital high-speed camera are still expensive, but there are excellent affordable HD alternatives.

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