Sunny Garcia: stay cool, mate

Sunny Garcia will return to Australia to defend himself from arrest warrant issued after the alleged surf-rage incident in the Gold Coast earlier this year.

The Hawaiian surfer's lawyer, Chris Nyst, says his client his going to cooperate with local authorities but denies any guilt over the surf altercation had in February, during Burleigh Breaka Pro.

Garcia and Jeremy Flores were seen exchanging words with a local surfer after an alleged drop-in over Sunny's 16-year-old son.

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Junior Gómez Diaz: taking down another ola

Junior Gómez Diaz has conquered the "Encuentro Surf Challenge 2011", held on in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. The third stage of the National Surf Circuit of the Dominican Surfing Federation (FedDoSurf), gathered up to 90 surfers from different regions of the country, who battled hard for victory in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

The waves were surfed at Encuentro Beach with many spectators enjoying the surfing performances. Gómez Diaz, from Rio San Juan and one of the best Dominican riders, took the event and was followed by Antonio "Zion" Sosua Balbuena, who was a close second in the finals. In third place was Eduar "Papito" Santana and Roberto Martinez in fourth place, both from Cabarete.

Surfing in the Junior Division, Eduar "Papito" Santana of Cabarete was first place, followed by Matias Espinozam, Jobe Amelignier of Sosua and Arturo Pereyra of Santo Domingo in fourth place.

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10th Irons Brothers Pine Trees Classic: style is everything

More than 180 young surfer boys and girls have participated in the 10th edition of the Irons Brothers Pine Trees Classic, in Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii. The event designed by Andy, Bruce and the Irons family is all about giving back to the surfing community.

The goal is quite simple. Share the surfing stoke and enjoy a beautiful day with friends and family. This year, the waves were small but the enthusiasm was enormous and the sun was shining.

There were parties, candies and prizes for everyone. "I can't believe this is the 10th year. I see kids around that are 18 now who were doing the contest when they were 8", said Bruce Irons.

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