Cloud 9: Putra Hermawan at work | Photo: ASP/Hain

The 20th Annual Siargao Cloud 9 Surfing Cup will deliver ASP Qualifying Series points for the first time, between September 24th-29th, in Siargao, Philippines.

The event will surely offer pristine barrels, in a wonderful scenario, and it will distribute points for both the QS and Asian Surfing Championship (ASC).

"That wave at Cloud 9 is really good. Surfing Cloud 9 is like surfing my home break, Lacerations in Nusa Lembongan. Last year was my first time to surf at Cloud 9 and I'm so stoked to win the event in really fun barrels. I'm so excited to go back there again," says pro surfer Putra Hermawan.

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Madagascar: an African surfing jewel | Photo: ISA/Alan Van Gysen

Madagascar has become the 86th member of the International Surfing Association (ISA).

African countries keep joining the International Surfing Association. This time, it's Madagascar, one of the best kept secrets in the continent.

Despite being the fourth largest island in the world with a wealth of great surf breaks, it has remained largely untouched by the surfing community. There are 3,000 miles of undiscovered coastline out there.

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Tim Bisso: a Guadeloupe star | Photo: ASP/Damien Poullenot

Tim Bisso and Kim Veteau conquered the 2014 Sopela Pro Junior, in small surf conditions, in Bizcaya, Basque Country.

The Men's final saw two French surfers battling for victory. Timothee Bisso capitalized on his opponent's mistakes and surfed a smart heat to take the win.

"I'm super happy. I managed to sneak-in in second place through all rounds and to take the win in the end is very special. I'm looking ahead at Lacanau already, and I hope I can make another final and who knows even win again," says Bisso.

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