Surfing in Canada: it must be quite lonely...

The 1st Annual Canadian Surf Film Festival (CSFF) will take place at the Empire Park Lane Cinemas in Halifax, Nova Scotia From September 30 to October 2, 2010.

Created by four Nova Scotian surfers, the CSFF will be a celebration of surf films and Canadian surf culture. The three-day event will include screenings, presentations and receptions.

“When I hear about a surf film screening in town, I get excited,” says Keith Maddison, CSFF co-founder. “Everyone shows up and is stoked to be there. So we wanted to create an event around surf films in our community.”

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Malibu: a surfing sanctuary

Save The Waves Coalition, in partnership with National Surfing Reserves Australia and the International Surfing Association, is proud to announce the forthcoming dedication of iconic Malibu Surfrider Beach as the first World Surfing Reserve.

The enshrinement ceremony for the Malibu World Surfing Reserve will be held at Surfrider Beach on October 9, 2010. There will be a paddle-out celebration, daytime media event, and evening fundraiser to celebrate this special occasion. The October 9th event will also mark the commencement of a stewardship and preservation plan for Malibu aimed at building general awareness around the importance of protecting the world’s greatest, most cherished surf spots.

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David Rutherford: Mexicans are very proud of you

Local Mexican standout David Rutherford (Puerto Escondido, MEX), charged to victory at his home break of the Mexican Pipeline today to clinch an emphatic win at the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 4-Star Quiksilver Pro Puerto Escondido over international standouts Kevin Sullivan (Lahaina, HAW), 23, Casey Brown (Kona, HI), 22, and Ricardo dos Santos (BRA), 20 in excellent four-to-six foot (2-3 metre) high-performance barrels.

The Quiksilver Pro Puerto Escondido’s unique location of the Mexican Pipeline attracted a big list of up-and-coming competitors, but also included an assemblage of local talent as well as several of the world’s most renowned big-wave surfers.

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