Josh Kerr: he is everywhere

The Quiksilver Pro Portugal and Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) sanctioned Men’s Star Series event kicked off on day one of the official waiting period with 14 heats of Round One completed at the point break of Ribeira D’Ilhas is clean long peeling rights.

The swell was in the 2-3ft (1m) range with the occasional bigger set pushing down the point. With large tides at the moment a halt was called to proceedings and another afternoon session saw the level of performance surfing increase.

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Gordon Fontaine: he will be the king of his college

Glorious sunshine bathed the 2010 BUCS Surf Championships at Fistral Beach, Newquay, which were once again a resounding success. The competition is now thought to be the biggest surfing competition in the world with over 350 student surfers from institutions all over the UK taking part over three days.

Great waves were on offer on the first day of the competition, with all surfers taking to the water for the first round of heats. Defending Champion and favourite, Gordon Fontaine of Bournemouth University wowed the thousands watching with some spectacular skills, including a frontside carving 360 manoeuvre.

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Strait of Gibraltar: SUPer men

Like most great ideas, the idea to cross the Strait of Gibraltar came up while having a beer with some friends. Besides being the second most frequented shipping lane in the world, the strait hosts strong currents and rapidly changing wind conditions.

Geographically, the Strait of Gibraltar connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, and separates Spain from Morocco. This is roughly 7.7 nautical miles.

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