Gracetown Beach: we've lost a friend

A 31-year-old surfer was killed by a shark off the coast of Western Australia.

Nick Edwards was attacked at South Point, Gracetown, 270 kilometres south of Perth.

Our friend was transported to Margaret River Hospital, but died after losing too much blood.

The surfboard was broken. A large number of seals may have attracted the shark to the surfing area.

The beach was closed after this sad event.

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Tahiti: a place where wipe outs are quite frequent

Surfers competing in the Air Tahiti Nui VonZipper Trials, the precursor to event number 5 on the ASP Men’s World Tour, the Billabong Pro, Tahiti, have been blessed with the ultimate warm-up at the legendary Tahitian break, “Teahupo’o” today.

Waves in the eight-to-10-foot range (3.5 metres) broke throughout the day allowing dozens of international arrivals to practise ahead of tomorrow’s Air Tahiti Nui VonZipper Trials. Organisers are confident the first heat of the prestigious 64-man invitational will begin in similar conditions at 8:00am Monday 16th August.

Watch the best tube riders, HERE.

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Nightriders Tow-At: where's the light, dude?

The 2nd Annual Nightriders Tow-At contestwill be held in Ortley Beach, New Jersey, on August 20th, 2010.

The event, organized by New Jersey kingpin and contestant Sam Hammer, will also feature New Jersey surfers Andrew Gessler, Kevin Richards, Zack Humphries, Brendan Buckley, Matt Keenan, Randy Townsend, and Mike Gleason.

“Having the contest at night, and the beach packed with people, makes for a great stadium event to blast airs and just charge,” stated Sam Hammer, tow-at driver, contestant and contest organizer. “With $1,500 on the line, I know the crowd is going to be loud and guys are going to step up.”

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