Kelly Slater: goodbye surfing, hello golfing

Nine-time ASP World Champion, Kelly Slater, 38 years, will quit surfing after the 2010 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, in Australia.


The surfing legend from Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA, has decided to dedicate his full-time schedule to professional golfing.

Kelly Slater is a very well known VIP in the world's top golf greens and has been training alongside with PGA Tour professional golfers.

The pro surfer has told SurferToday.com that he plans to move to Algarve, Portugal, where there are plenty of paparazzi-free world class golf camps.

Aliens: they've invaded our beaches'

Today clean water campaigners Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) are launching a new campaign after witnessing UFOs invading UK beaches. SAS’s UFOs campaign of course refers to Unidentified Floating Objects! The new campaign calls on the public to help identify persistent marine litter and allows them to upload their own UFOs, in the hope that SAS can trace the polluters and change their damaging industrial practices.

SAS have captured 2 types of mysterious UFO and are calling on the public’s expertise to help identify what they are used for, by whom and where. Armed with this information SAS will be able to trace the polluter and work with them to prevent these UFO invading our beaches in future. Please email your identification ideas to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Chris Malone: a Kiwi surfing star

The one event that unites all New Zealand surfers right from the Under 14 through to the Over 55s and everyone in between is geared up to hit Gisborne during the Easter break. The Hyundai National Surfing Championships will take place from the 1st – 5th of April and will showcase the best surfers in New Zealand.

The Hyundai National Championships is the fourth of five events on the 2009/10 Export Gold Series.

The event, traditionally held during early summer for the past 20 years, was moved to the April dates after New Zealand secured the World Junior Championships held at Piha during January. The change in dates look set to provide the event with some great waves as yet another weather system passes by the East Coast of New Zealand pushing swell into the Gisborne area.

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