Bethany Hamilton

Small surf in the 1 foot (0.5 metre) range on offer at North Narrabeen has forced event organizers to call a lay day for competition at the Billabong ASP World Junior Championships fueled by Monster Energy.

Yesterday’s Von Zipper Trials, won by Ryan Callinan (AUS), finalized the men’s draw and event organizers will look for a possible event start as soon as tomorrow.

Highlights from yesterday’s Von Zipper Trials are available via www.billabongpro.com

The Billabong ASP World Junior Championships fueled by Monster Energy will be web LIVE via www.billabongpro.com

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Pamela Anderson

Blonde model and former "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson has split from surfer boyfriend Jamie Padgett, RadarOnline reports.

Anderson and Padgett met first in Malibu while she was having her house renovated.

They started dating in November 2008.

Jamie, who is also an electrician, even taught Pamela Anderson's kids to surf.

In April 2009, Jamie Padgett had a kitesurfing accident in Hawaii, but escaped unharmed.

Dorian Healey

The promise of the El Nino winter appears to have delivered for big wave surfers, as many long-standing records are ready to fall in this year's Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards presented by Monster Energy. And more than ever before, the Monster Paddle category (just for surfers who catch their waves without any jet ski assistance) has taken center stage as the elite of the sport refocus on this elemental man-against-the-sea tradition. Visual evidence of these landmark performances can be viewed at the event website at www.BillabongXXL.com.

While huge swells have blasted nearly every coastline of the planet in recent months, it has been the Hawaiian Islands which have had the most mind-bending proof of the power of the current El Nino weather phenomenon. December 7-8, 2009 saw one of the biggest swells in modern history batter the northern shores of the entire Hawaiian Chain, followed by another extraordinary day of outer reef waves on Christmas. From these historic moments of oceanic grandeur have come images which show several top big wave surfers paddling into what may well be the biggest waves ever caught by human power in the long history of the sport.

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