Nuns Beach: God surfs here | Photo: Bill Cramer

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".


Billabong Pro Tahiti: the waves are arriving in a plane

After going on hold for the majority of the morning, event organizers called the Billabong Pro Tahiti off for the sixth day in a row, but a new southwest swell projected to fill in tomorrow could have the world’s best surfers in the water within the next 24 hours.

Event No. 5 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Tahiti has yet to commence competition, but a favourable southwest swell filling in over the next few days all but guarantees the competition will begin soon.


Pauline Ado: the surfboard rests after many miles

Pauline Ado (Hendaye, FRA), 18, added another title to her brilliant career today after winning the 2010 ASP European Women’s title in Pantin, Ado’s equal 5th place finish rocketing her to the top of the regional hierarchy ahead of fellow title contenders Alizee Arnaud (Hossegor, FRA) and Canelle Bulard (St Leu, REU).

Ado, who struck again with her improved solid surfing against some of the world’s best female surfers in the Cabreira Surfing Girls event at Pantin, had to wait till her closest ratings’ followers got eliminated respectively in heats two and three of the Quarterfinals to secure a second regional title this year after her ASP European Women’s Junior crown earned in Lacanau a couple of weeks ago.