Kelly Slater: too tall to play basketball

Proving the Kelly Slater is an international sports star, what about a 10th title celebration at the mythic Staples Center, the world-class arena home to the US basketball team Los Angeles Lakers?

Yes, it's true. The Lakers put on a private party for Kelly and 20 of his closest friends in the Chairman’s room prior to the game. Food, drinks and a customized cake were offered to the best surfer of all time.

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Tyler Wright: one of the best surfer girls

The top 17 female surfers that will run the 2011 ASP World Tour have been decided.

With the allocation of the ASP Wildcard (going to Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS), 24), there will be a place for the best 10 finishers from the 2010 championship, plus the top six finishers on the ASP Women’s World Rankings.

"We have an excellent field of girls on tour and a solid schedule. We’re excited for a big year in 2011", Renato Hickel, ASP World Tour Manager, said.

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Surfing New York City: there's much more than the Statue of Liberty

New York City may be the place that never sleeps, the US capital of business and finance and the fashion trendsetter. But there's also a special corner for passionate surfing.

"Shadows of the Same Sun" is the ultimate NYC surfing history documentary of the Rockaway Beach. Thomas Brookins signs an epic film that traces the timeline and pictures of the development of a surf culture, unique and fascinating as the city itself.

The legends, the waves, the stories, the surfboards and the untold myths. The Borough of Queens has a unique surf culture made up of a rich history and an eclectic group of people from all over the world. These surfers are proud and full of the same aloha spirit passed on by generations before them.

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