Putra Hermawan: the Indonesian champ

When a national champion is crowned in the last seconds of surfing contest you're witnessing a breathtaking moment.

It happened in Asia. The 2010 Indonesia Pro Surfing Tour reached its climax in the Rip Curl Surf and Music Festival, held at Kuta Beach’s famous "Halfways".

Dedi Santosa was trying to beat Marlon Gerber and needed an 8.65-point wave to claim the 2010 Coca-Cola ISC Tour. But Santosa missed the score in the last 30 seconds of the final heat and delivered the championship to Putra Hermawan.

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Andy Irons Paddle Out: Hanalei Bay was small for so many friends

Thousands of Hawaiian surfers gathered at Hanalei Bay for a very special and emotional moment.

To celebrate the life and greatness of Andy Irons is always inspirational.

Friends, family, fans and surfing enthusiasts remembered their man. Bruce Irons led the paddle out and the double-hull canoe that carried Andy's wife Lyndie to the circle of all thoughts.

Tears were shed between smiles as the ashes of Andy were released into the sea. At the same time, a helicopter poured flowers from the sky. Watch the video, HERE.

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Betzy: congratulations, girl

The sun was high at Haleiwa, Hawaii, when the first ever World Miss Reef 2010 was finally crowned.


The Miss Reef contestants came from all over the globe, but there was only one beauty winner. A total of 11 girls joined the classic event in the incredible hot day.

Regional Miss Reef contest winners from the Netherlands, Indonesia, Barbados, Peru, Panama, Argentina and the U.S. awed the judges with a diverse range of exotic beauty, poise and charm.

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