Kelly Slater: painted in blue

Nine time world champion, four time Rip Curl Pro champion and right now world number one surfer on the ASP 2010 season ratings, Kelly Slater showed his immense appreciation for Australian Indigenous Culture by gifting his winning 2010 Rip Curl Pro ‘BELL’ trophy to the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-Operative.

Slater who has twice before been the recipient of a traditional aboriginal welcome to the winner’s podium by the Je-Be-Weng Aboriginal Dancers when receiving his trophy explained that when he arrived at Bells this year he had decided that if he won he would give his trophy to the Wathaurong community in recognition of their previous support of him and as an acknowledgement of the traditional owners of the land.

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Jadson Andre: home win

Jadson Andre has conquered the 2010 Billabong Pro Santa Catarina, in Brazil.

In the final heat of this thrilling surf contest in South America, the Brazilian defeated Kelly Slater.

Andre got 14.40 points against 14.00 scored by the nine-time world champion.

The event No. 3 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour was held at the primary site of beautiful Praia da Vila, in Santa Catarina.

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Swedish surfing pioneers: Ake Gylling and Per Torstensson in the 80's

Surfing in Sweden started 30 years go, back in the late 70's, when a group of skateboarders tried the first waves in the west coast of this Scandinavian country.

Per Torstensson, Stisse Bengtsson, Micki Carlsson and Ake Gylling were the first Swedish surfers. They started the mythic Porridge Bay Surf Club, designed a logo and even made T-Shirts to identify themselves.

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