Carlos Burle: used to tall buildings

Billabong announces the eighth edition of the most expected big wave event of the region, the "Billabong Pico Alto Invitational 2010 ". This year, the waiting period for this classic event will run from July 15th to August 31st.

Since last year the Billabong Pico Alto event forms part of the Big Wave World Tour (BWWT), being the second one of this important circuit. The BWWT is organized by Gary Linden, renowned shaper and big wave surfer.

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Anthony Ruffo: 1986, other days... | Photo: Chris Klopf

Big wave surfer Anthony Ruffo was arrested at his house in possession of more than an ounce of near-pure methamphetamine.

Ruffo had already had problems with drugs in 2004. At that time, he pleaded guilty to felony meth possession. Earlier, in 1998, Anthony Ruffo was charged with possessing of marijuana for sale and attended anti-drug programs.

The 46-year-old surfer from Santa Cruz appears in the documentary "The Westsiders", a film about the surfing gang of Steamer Lane.

Before the police entered Ruffo's house, a young woman tried to flush methamphetamine down the toilet.

Russell Winter: king of British surfing

Two of Britain’s most successful surfers are coming to Swansea to share their surfing knowledge with lucky Welsh surfers.

Russell Winter, the first ever European surfer to make it into the top 44 surfers in the world, and Ben Skinner, currently ranked 5th in the world longboard rankings will be spending 2 days coaching on the Gower peninsula.

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