Air France: not surfer friendly

Surfers, windsurfers and kitesurfers keep having problems with airline companies' baggage policies. This time, Air France and KLM have seriously limited our sports travel plans, as they add hundreds of euros to our ticket prices.

If you're against this surf ban by airline companies, please sign the following petition:

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Sofia Mulanovich: small surf efforts

With little surf on offer today, event organizers have called a lay day for the Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach presented by Ford Fiesta and the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach presented by SNICKERS.

The second stop on the 2010 ASP Women's World Tour, the Rip Curl Women's Pro saw the completion of the opening two rounds of competition yesterday, but with only inconsistent small surf running down the point today.

"Conditions are as expected today with little surf to speak of," Damien Hardman, Rip Curl Pro Contest Director, said. "We've called both men's and women's competition off for the day and will be back tomorrow at 7:30am to reassess conditions."

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Chelsea Hedges: precision in the decisive moment

The opening two rounds of the Rip Curl Women's Pro presented by Ford Fiesta were completed today in punchy two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves breaking through the "Rincon" section of the point at Bells Beach.

The second stop on the 2010 ASP Women's World Tour, the Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach plays a vital role in surfers setting their respective seasons up as they track down requalification points and the all-important ASP Women's World Title.

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