The Boscombe Pier: forever remembering the souls of surfing

The British surfers who died between 2005 and 2009 will be honoured with a memorial bench placed on the Boscombe Pier.

James Foy (29, from Bournemouth), Pete Happe (31, from Southbourne) Lewis Dunton (34, from Southbourne) and Simon Smith (38, from Wareham) will have their names in individual plaques overlooking the artificial surf reef in Bournemouth.

They did not lost their lives on the waves, but the local surfing community wants everyone to remember their passion for wave riding.

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Puerto Escondido: always there for you

Firing surf in the six-to-eight foot (3 metre) range at the infamous Mexican Pipeline decided the Quarterfinalists at the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 4-Star Quiksilver Pro Puerto Escondido.

With only 16 surfers remaining in the draw, the Quiksilver Pro Puerto Escondido’s iconic location of Playa Zicatela has not only included some of the globe’s hungriest up-and-coming competitive ASP competitors, but also some of the most talented big-wave riders.

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Carlos Burle: used to tall buildings

Billabong announces the eighth edition of the most expected big wave event of the region, the "Billabong Pico Alto Invitational 2010 ". This year, the waiting period for this classic event will run from July 15th to August 31st.

Since last year the Billabong Pico Alto event forms part of the Big Wave World Tour (BWWT), being the second one of this important circuit. The BWWT is organized by Gary Linden, renowned shaper and big wave surfer.

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