Kustom Air Strike

Kustom Airstrike, the eight-month mission to reward the world’s most innovative and crazy aerial surfing manoeuvre, officially launches today.

The US$50,000 winner-take-all event, the world’s richest single-trick surfing contest, is open to all surfers globally – whether they be professionals or just the un-sponsored young kid on the local beachbreak.

Their mate who films the winning move will also be showered with a $US5000 cash prize from surf footwear brand Kustom.

The event window runs from 1 January through to 31 August 2010, meaning that thousands of waves will be ridden over 243 days across all corners of the globe to find just one winner.

The opening of the event today has been marked with the launch of the official event website – www.kustomairstrike.com. The website will be the gateway for surfers around the world to view entries as they are received at the Airstike headquarters.

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ASP - Association of Surfing Professionals

Beginning in 2010, ASP International will activate a One Ranking structure for the men’s ASP Dream Tour and the ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS).

The concept of the ASP One Ranking structure is to make both the ASP-sanctioned World Tour and Qualifying Series events contribute to a surfer’s year-end rating. The ASP One Ranking structure will be the primary means for determining if a surfer is eligible to compete in ASP World Tour events and the highly-rated ASP Qualifying events.

Surfers will start to accumulate their respective ASP One Ranking points from the start of the 2010 season. However, the first season will be a bridge year to allow ASP to ensure that points are correct across all events and the changeover times onto the ASP World Tour are finalized.

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New Zealand is ready for the best junior surfing

The 2010 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship is being staged at Piha Beach, Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand from 20-28 January. It is the first time the event has been staged in New Zealand and it has been 25 years since an ISA event of this magnitude has been held in the Australasia region.

The 2010 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship will see the world's best under 18-year-old surfers battling it out for world titles in the biggest event of the junior surfing year. The spectacle at Piha is an Olympic-type event staged with competitors from around the world competing both individually and for their countries in front of large crowds.

“We're really happy to announce that New Zealand will be the 2010 location for the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship. It is an amazing location with perfect waves and a great surfing culture” says the ISA President, Fernando Aguerre.

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