Bill Laity: he just loves surfing

The Guinness World Records has had thousands of unusual challenges. Bill Laity, 37, added another one to the list. He simply decided to break the record for the longest continuous surf session, in Huntington Beach, from Saturday to Sunday, in stormy sea conditions.

Laity kicked off his attempt at 5am and fought heavy rain, strong winds and choppy waves. For 26 hours, the passionate surfer took his 5'7'' shortboard and defied the weekend swell.

"I was stressed. I knew everyone had my back and I didn't want to let anyone down", he said.

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Kneeboarding: that is not easy

Kneeboarding is not a very common sport in the world's beaches but, in fact, there are lot of fans and competitors out there.

The truth is more than 200 competitors from 12 countries will competing for the highest trophy, from 19 to 26 March 2011, at Phillip Island, Victoria.

The 2011 ISA World Kneeboard Titles is held every two years and will crown the world champions in the Open division as well as the age divisions that range from Under 16 to Over 60.

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Kelly Slater Wave Company: designing the perfect tube

The website is already on and the details start to emerge. Ten-time world champion Kelly Slater is about to kick off one of the greatest challenges of the surfing world: to create the perfect artificial wave in a controlled environment.

"Good quality waves any day is like gold", says the Floridian surfer in his regular Youtube vidcasts.

The surfer-entrepreneur has already named his company. The Kelly Slater Wave Company will be developing engineering techniques that will allow surfers to "rent" overhead waves for half an hour.

When will we be enjoying these wave pools? There's not a precise date, but we know Kelly Slater will make it happen sooner than we think.

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