Andy Irons: massive result!

A very focused and quiet surfing gave Andy Irons the 2010 Billabong Pro Tahiti title against CJ Hobgood, in 2-3 foot windy and shy Teahupoo, despite two early wipe outs for both competitors. Irons has completed his goal of winning, at least, a contest until he leaves professional surfing.

The fifth event of the 2010 ASP World Tour is a key stop for the world surfing championship.

“I feel like I’m back,” Irons said. “I have to thank ASP for giving me the wildcard back here. My whole dream was to come back and just win one contest, and I’ve done that now. I want more. And to win at Teahupoo, it’s my favourite wave in the world. It’s a very special win.”

Watch the final highlights, HERE.

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Hurricane Earl: the direction of the beast for the next hours

Surfers are checking out the wave conditions throughout the East Coast of USA, as the Hurricane Earl approaches the shore line.

High wave and pounding surf will be expected in many Florida beaches. In Cocoa Beach, for example, surfers are trying to match the tide with the swell. Winds may reach 170 km/h.

Lifeguards had already a lot work. Swimmers and surfers have been rescued.

Also, in Jacksonville Beach, the waves are pretty consistent and the pier is packed with populars and watermen.

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Jeremy Johnston: looking good, dude

Fresh off a win in epic Virginia Beach at the 2010 Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships, Jeremy Johnston continues to be the last guy you want in your heat in any conditions.

Surfing since the trials, Johnston worked his way through the long weekend grind into Sunday's final, which turned out to be head high and firing thanks to Hurricane Danielle.

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