Kelly Slater: new school, old teachers

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Specialty-Rated Boost Mobile SurfSho presented by Samsung was off to a flying start today with world class surfers Kelly Slater, Taj Burrow, Owen Wright and Jordy Smith hitting Bondi's famous waves this morning.

The surfers provided a taste of the aerial action to come over the three-day event, the first international surf competition Bondi has seen in more than 20 years. Champion boxer Danny Green joined Kelly and others at the launch as he prepares to take them on in Saturday's celebrity surfing challenge.

Today's junior trials saw 32 young surfers competing in four-person heats for a chance to win wildcard entry into Sunday's final.

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Jill Noble: time for going up

Mark 'Scratch' Cameron and Jill Noble are the new Scottish Surfing champions.

The national competition was held in the famous wave located at Thurso-East.

Surfers battled in five divisions and the winners will represent Scotland in the ASP's O'Neill Cold Water Classic and qualify for a place in the Scottish National Surfing Team.

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Stephanie Gilmore: girl beats boys

Australian Stephanie Gilmore, three-times World Surfing Champion, was named Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year 2010.

The female surfer beated windsurfer Antoine Albeau and fellow surfer Mick Fanning. Chris Cole and Danny MacAskill were also shortlisted for the award.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt has been named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for the second consecutive time.

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