Tyler Wright: great turn

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Estoril Surf Billabong Girls 6-Star Women's event ran through to the completion of round three with Tyler Wright (AUS) the standout surfer of a long day of competition as she advanced through all her heats to lay down the challenge to the top seeds in the $US35.000 event.

A strong cross-shore wind made conditions very tough throughout the day as the waves stayed in the 2-3ft (0.75m) range. Event officials took full advantage of the peaky lefthanders on offer during the higher tide and then ran an afternoon session for round three with the dropping tide at times causing a strong rip through the contest area.

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Jordy Smith: perfect 'tenne'

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) PRIME 6.0 Lowers Pro saw the event’s top seeds revel in pristine six foot ( 2 meter) conditions at Lower Trestles and the iconic pointbreak played host to world-class performances by several ASP Dream Tour competitors including a mind-blowing display of progressive surfing by current ASP World Title No. 2 Jordy Smith (ZAF), 22, who posted the event’s first perfect 10-point ride.

With the shift into the ASP One World Rating in tow for the 2010 season, the 6.0 Lowers Pro’s PRIME status attracted over 30 ASP Dream Tour surfers who are out to combat the hottest up-and-coming talent to capitalize on the mass of ratings points on offer at Lower Trestles.

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Surfing: there's nothing like study and practice

Ever thought of asking admission to a MBA in Surfing? Would you imagine yourself in the Surfing University?

Well, nowadays you can develop your academic knowledge in the wave riding science in several postgraduated studies, from Europe to Australia. There are several university programs for surfers, kitesurfers, windsurfers and bodyboarders.

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