Mick Fanning: the home pressure is on

The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach presented by Snickers is preparing for the greatest assemblage of surfing talent in history to descend upon the tiny Victorian hamlet of Torquay, as the world's best surfers look to lay waste to the pristine righthanders of the region.

Event No. 2 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach is the highly-anticipated follows up to an exciting season opener, and with 15 ASP World Titles represented amongst the ASP Top 45, this year's event promises to be a showdown for the ages, running from March 30 through April 10, 2010.

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Surfer Alpaca: Domingo Pianezzi already thinks how will he teach his elefant

Domingo Pianezzi has entered the world of surfing stardom as he teached the first alpaca to surf the waves of the San Bartolo Beach, in Peru.

"Pisco" is the name of the new surfer alpaca. Pianezzi has already taught a dog ("Kalani") and a cat to ride waves.

Check the alpaca surfing video, here.

Josh Constable: let's have a flying longboard

A drop in swell did little to deter the world’s finest professional longboarders from dropping near perfect scores as the Noosa Festival of Surfing showcased world class performances in both the Pro Men’s and Women’s divisions today.

Despite a stacked heat draw consisting of ASP World Champions and multiple Australian Title holders it was non other than defending Golden Breed Pro LQS champion Taylor Jensen (USA), who blew the competition out of the water, posting the second near perfect 9.00 ride of the event, in dredging low tide conditions during the quarterfinals.

Completing a sensational performance off a smoking right-hander, Jensen’s series of clean off the top blasts and a fantastic barrel ride on the inside, earned him his spot into the semifinals over Jackson Close (Qld), Mitch Surman (Qld) and Jesse Jerrems (Qld).

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