Billabong Pico Alto Invitational: only for xxl lovers

Jamie Sterling has won the Billabong Pico Alto Invitacional 2010, held in Punta Hermosa, Peru.

Waves were spectacular and the foggy weather added a dramatic scenario to the swell condition. The biggest sets reached 35 feet and many big wave surfers even had problems dropping each mass of water because of constant peak changes.

“I’m very emotional since this is the first time I have won a Big Wave World Tour event” expressed the smiling Hawaiian.

The Peruvian surfers proved surfing has a lot of potential in the country. Gonzalo Velasco, Billabong team rider and Sebastian De Romaña arrived to the semifinals competing along side twelve of best international big wave riders, including current world champion Carlos Burle from Brazil and defending Billabong Pico Alto 2009, winner Greg Long from the USA.

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Richard Christie: he comes from far away

The Sooruz Lacanau Pro an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) sanctioned event is set to step into top gear with the top seeds prepared to hit the water in what is tipped to be one spectacular day of action with an excellent forecast for swell conditions for day 4 of this 145,000$US event.

Surfers competing at the Sooruz Lacanau Pro are out to add to their ASP World ranking with the valuable points on offer. European surfers are also chasing points for the overall European Men’s title here at stop nº 6 of 12 of the European Series.

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Pupo: from Brazil with craziness

The Sooruz Lacanau Pro an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) sanctioned event ran through to complete 12 heats of Round One of competition with many outstanding high-level performances witnessed on the main contest peak setting the scene for what can be expected to come at the 31st edition of this ASP Men’s Star-Series 6-Star 145,000$US event.

Peaks in the 3-4ft (1m) range were on offer and improved as the tide lowered during the late afternoon session of competition. Light winds with early morning rain which cleared away opened up a great day of action packed surfing from the strong international field of competitors at the Sooruz Lacanau Pro.

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