Robby Naish: the surf marathoner

Robby Naish has surfed the longest wave of his life in Pavones, Costa Rica. The windsurf legend has kicked off a new project with Red Bull to find the longest rides in the world.

Naish managed to link and connect several wave sections to reach a total surfing time of 2m15s in a single ride. That means a total distance of 1.09 kilometres (0.68 miles). Watch the incredible long wave.

The Californian adventurer carried a handheld and portable GPS that measures the length of the ride. He traveled through the rainy fields of Costa Rica to discover solid six-to-8 foot waves in the sets for his experiences.

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Australia: back to gold

Australia has conquered the 2011 ISA World Surfing Games Team Gold Medal and the Fernando Aguerre World Team Trophy, in glassy and consistent two-to-four feet waves in Panama’s Playa Venao.

The Aussies recaptured victory after a golden performance in Portugal, in 2008. The Australian Team included Mick Campbell, Drew Courtney, Thomas Woods and Nathan Hedge in the Men division, Harley Ingleby and Dane Pioli in Longboard and Dimity Stoyle and Jessi Miley-Dyer in the Women.

"This year we brought a mixture of experienced surfers and young guys from the Pro Junior Series," said Team Australia Coach, Martin Dunn. "This proves that Australia has great talent in every level; athletes who can perform under pressure."

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Adriano de Souza: Brazilian surf idol

Adriano de Souza has suffered and injury in the Maldives. Currently sitting in the number one place of the 2011 ASP World Tour ranking, the Brazilian surfer expects to return in full power to competition for the 2011 Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay, in South Africa.

Souza has been training hard in Northern Sumatra and in the Maldives. The 24-year-old rider suffered an injury in right knee while freesurfing.

The Brazilian returned to Sao Paulo where Dr. Pablo Barone, a knee specialist, confirmed he will recover until the next pro surfing event. It seems age and genetics will help him get back to the water in ten days.

Barone believes Adriano suffered a light sprain and this won't put his title hopes in joepardy. de Souza leads the Dream Tour with 20500 points.

He is followed by Joel Parkinson with 19200 points and Kelly Slater with 16950. The best three surfers have already won an event each in the 2011 ASP World Tour. The 2011 Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay will kick off on July 14th.