Fabio Gouveia: a Brazilian legend

The Panama ISA World Masters Surfing Championship had big waves breaking at Santa Catalina for the third day in a row today. A total of 20 heats were held with all the divisions hitting the water.

With the start of the repercharge rounds, countries saw their first athletes leaving the event. Out of the 108 surfers that started the contest, there are now 99 still in contention and only 32 remain in the winners bracket.

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Fredrick Patacchia: there is only way out

The Billabong Pro Tahiti recommenced today in clean three-to-four foot (1 metre) waves for the completion of Round 2 and the first 12 heats of Round 3.

Event No. 5 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Tahiti played host to an incredible day of action, with major shifts in the hunt for the ASP World Title as well as surfers falling off the Dream Tour, the result of the midyear cut-off from the ASP Top 45 to the Top 34 (Top 32 finishers plus two surfer wildcards).

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SIMA: they will be watching the digital communications

Registration is now open for New Media Boot Camp, presented by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA). The event will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, Calif.

The half-day event will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon and features a group breakfast, three educational sessions and valuable networking time. All levels of employees from any department who would benefit from the panel discussions, seminars and industry networking time are highly encouraged to report for duty!

"Marketing your brand today without a solid understanding of the interactive space is like surfing on an ironing board," says Doug Palladini, SIMA President and Vans' VP of Marketing. "You're sort of doing it, but not really using the right equipment. You have to ask yourself what could possibly be more important than getting the latest thinking on the Web, social media, and all things digital."

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