Evan Geiselman: watch the pier

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) PRIME US Open of Surfing presented by Hurley and Nike 6.0 saw several ASP Dream Tour competitors make early exits in the Round of 96 today at the hands of young talent and international standouts at South Huntington Beach Pier in peaky two-to-four foot ( 1 metre) surf.

Surfers competing in the ASP PRIME US Open of Surfing are out to clinch their share of the invaluable ratings points on offer towards their ASP World Ranking in an attempt to qualify for the elite ASP Dream Tour.


Mavericks Surf Contest: dress your best formal suit and paddle for the giants

On the heels of perhaps the greatest big-wave surfing contest in history last February, Mavericks is back and bigger than ever. Preparations are underway for the 8th annual Mavericks Surf Contest showcasing 24 of the world’s finest big-wave surfers battling for the largest prize purse in big-wave surfing.

The 2010/2011 Contest is poised to return to Half Moon Bay, California later this year and will include a number of enhancements to bring Mavericks to an even broader audience, while continuing to honor the spot, the riders, and the local community.


William Woo: surfer and politician

William Woo is Brazilian surfer and a federal deputy in his country.

He has been surfing for 25 years, but with his new political responsibilities there's not much time to hit the waves.

Also, he lives in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, and that is a long way to the coast.

Woo started surfing in Bertioga, in the "Paulista" coast, and founded Overline Surfboards, a surfboard company.