Jesus Surf Classic: god bless this competition

The 18th running of the ‘Jesus Surf Classic’, was held over the weekend of 11th and 12th September in some great early autumn sunshine with onshore but fun waves. Croyde bay once again was the venue for this long running and very successful event organised by Christian Surfers UK. Despite there being three others key surf events taking place this weekend, the organisers of the ‘Jesus’ were really pleased with over 100 competitors.

The ‘Jesus’ Surf Series due to its increasing popularity was split again this year between the traditional event at Croyde, and the Jesus Longboard Classic to be held at Polzeath over the weekend of October 16th and 17thth. For the first time this year, a new Groms division ( U12 ) was launched, to encourage the development of this key age range.

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Blessing of the Waves: surfboards will attend the event

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange will, in solidarity with other faith traditions, host the second annual "Blessing of the Waves" at the iconic Huntington Beach Pier (400 Pacific Coast Highway) October 3, 2010, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

The goal of this Diocesan sponsored prayer service and blessing is to bring together surfers and ocean-minded people, regardless of their faith tradition, to show spiritual appreciation for the ocean and all that it gives the planet and its population.

This gathering demonstrates concern for a cherished environment already compromised by the effects of climate change, toxic emissions, and other pollution.

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Heitor Alves: flight from Figueira da Foz is ready for departure

The Lusiaves Figueira Pro went mobile today and found some clean 3-4ft (1m) peaks at the back-up site of Praia do Murtinheira for the running of Round One and eight stunning heats of Round Two of this Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) sanctioned event.

Competitors revelled in the fun conditions, some of the best seen during the entire European Summer Leg of ASP Star-Series events. Event officials made an early call to go mobile after finding the swell direction on offer was not entering the main event site and offered the option of a punchy beach break a mere 20 minutes drive North. With little or no winds and temperatures soaring, it was a long hot day on the beach as the top-seeds got their chance to hit the peak during the sweltering afternoon heat.

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