Carlos Burle and Maya Gabeira: Brazilians and XXL wave chargers

Carlos Burle is the new Big Wave World Tour (BWWT) champion.

The Brazilian rider is the first-ever surfer to be crowned with this title, as BWWT concludes its inaugural season.

The 42-year-old big rider got very emotional in his acceptance speech.

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Reef party: a must and you understand why

Reef presented the World Premiere of Cancer to Capricorn: Path of the Modern Gypsy, at the Regency Lido Theater in Newport Beach as part of the Newport Beach Film Festival's Action Sports Film Series.

The film was directed and edited by Russell Brownley, a talented new face within the world of surf cinematography. Brownley, working along side Chris Bryan who arguably is one of the most talented water photographers in the industry today, made Cancer to Capricorn one of the greatest surf movies of 2010.

Watch the Reef team traveling to exotic locations in search of new cultural experiences and perfect surf, and you'll be dusting off your passport and on the next flight out.

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Shark attack: lucky surfer, unlucky surfboard

It's a ride Jim Rawlinson will never forget. Rawlinson, 68, was surfing Hanalei Bay, Kauai last week when he was lifted out of the water.

When the tiger shark, estimated to be in the 14 foot range, started chomping on his board, Rawlinson (who has to be the calmest man in the world) simply slid off his stick and onto the shark's back!

Jim was able to shimmy his leash off and, once the shark tired of eating chunks of foam, Rawlinson retrieved his board, caught another few waves, then paddled in an hour later.

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