Josh Constable: who dares to defy him?

oisterous seas provided an exciting platform for the second and final day of competition at the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Whalebone Classic testing Australia’s best longboard surfers to the maximum.

With large and uneven (5 feet) shifting peaks making wave selection crucial, competitors in semi final 1 all shared the lead at various stages before the all round repertoire of moves from Dane Pioli, (NSW) saw him snatch the win from Jackson Close (Qld). Semi final 2 saw big moves from 2006 World Champion Josh Constable (Qld), including a huge airdrop floater, win comfortably from fellow Queenslander Mitch Surman.

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Cori Schumacher: the longboard queen

Cori Schumacher (California, USA), 33, has won the Roxy ASP Women’s World Longboard Championships today in Biarritz, at the world famous venue of La Côte des Basques defeating fellow finalist Kaitlin Maguire (California, USA), 22, in clean two-to-three foot (0.5 to 1 meter) waves in a 100% American heat.

Claiming her first ever ASP World title after several years amongst the world’s best female longboarders’ contingent, Schumacher stepped-up to her reputation to dominate the last action-packed day of the contest posting the event’s highest single-wave and heat scores respectively a 9.25 and 17.25 points.

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Cordoama Pro: winning in surfing and soccer

Gony Zubizarreta (ESP) 25, today claimed this year’s Cordoama Buondi Pro title an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Men’s Star- Series 1-Star event over coming former ASP 2009 Dream Tour member Marlon Lipke (DEU) in the long awaited 35-minute show down between the events two top seeded surfers.

A slight drop in the swell did little to halt the explosive surfing witnessed today at Praia da Cordoama. Waves in the 3ft (1m) range improved as the tide pushed in forming peaks on the inside shore break offering the perfect scene for the huge crowd to watch the action unfold.

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