Nicholas Power: surfer and academic

Nick Power, 22 year-old student from the East Coast of the U.S. (Virginia Beach), has recently completed a semester overseas in New South Whales, Australia, where he studied environmental action and sustainability.

As part of his program, Power was required to choose a topic for a hefty research project.

"The Surfer's Guide to Sustainability" is a holistic attempt to summarize where the surf industry is in movement towards sustainable production and design.

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Dimity Stoyle: looking down

The 18th annual All Girls Surf Showdown enjoyed great waves at Lennox Head today .

This is the biggest All Girl event in Australia and the finals day standard highlighted the strength of girls surfing in Australia .

The blue ribbon Southern Cross Credit Union Open Pro division saw a high quality field attack the final and the result went right down to the final two minutes when Sunshine Coast Queensland surfer Dimity Stoyle found the days highest scoring ride posting an outstanding 9.0 score to take a narrow victory over Cabarita’s Airini Mason (NSW).

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Dean Hanmer: brave paddler

Earlymornings, countless kilometres and hours of gruelling training paid dividends for Dean Hanmer today, as the Broadbeach bolter proved he’s a cut above his paddleboard peers, winning the 8.5 kilometere Xcel Open Ocean Paddleboard Race from Snapper Rocks to Currumbin Estuary.

Winning the blue ribbon Unlimited Open Men division, in a time of 59 minutes and thirteen seconds, the paddleboard powerhouse smashed his nearest opponents by more than 6 minutes finishing ahead of Bondi Rescue star Corey Oliver (1hr 5min 23sec) and Scott Wildin (Burleigh Heads, Qld – 1hr 8min 2sec) who finished second and third respectively.

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