Chris Waring

Local surfer Chris Waring (Seal Beach, CA), 22, won the Katin Pro-Am Team Challenge presented by Primo, an ASP Specialty Event, in an action packed final to assist in claiming the win for team Reef today in solid four-to-six foot (2 metre) surf at North Huntington Beach Pier.

The Katin Pro-Am Team Challenge not only awards the individual winner, but also crowns the best overall performance put together by the four-man teams.

Waring battled back to claim his first Katin Pro-Am Team Challenge victory after local talent Brad Ettinger (Huntington Beach, CA), 25, posted the event’s only perfect 10-point ride with a lengthy barrel into the pier. Waring found a barrel of his own to claim a 9.53 out of 10, and quickly followed up with a 6.50 to overtake the goofy-footer, holding on for the win despite a valiant effort by Ettinger to bounce back.

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Maxime Huscenot

Maxime Huscenot (REU), 17, and Laura Enever (AUS), 18, have claimed their respective ASP World Junior Titles, dominating the punchy two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves on offer at North Narrabeen for the final day of the Billabong ASP World Junior Championships fueled by Monster Energy.

Huscenot, who received entry into the Billabong ASP World Junior Championships as an ASP International wildcard, wowed spectators and surfers alike today, besting an in-form Jadson Andre (BRA), 19, in the hard-fought Final to claim the ASP World Junior Title.

“This is the biggest day of my life and it’s absolutely unbelievable,” Huscenot said. “It feels like I just won a heat, not the ASP World Title – it’s incredible. Jadson (Andre) is an amazing surfer and the whole Brazilian team rips so hard. I cannot believe it is my day. I am at a loss for words.”

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Waveriders

Winner of Best Documentary at the 2009 Surfer Poll Awards, WAVERIDERS tells the little known story of surfing’s legendary Irish roots and its surprising connection to today’s worldwide surf phenomenon.

The story unfolds through the inspirational history of Irish/Hawaiian legendary waterman, George Freeth, who inspired the sport’s rebirth among Hawaiian kings in the early twentieth century. This ocean-adventure pays tribute to Freeth’s forgotten legacy; as the world’s first lifeguard and a skillful surfer, he crossed oceans to share what would become a contagious fervor for the sport.

With its distinguished cast of world-renowned surfers, WAVERIDERS journeys from Hawaii to California and back to Ireland’s shores following Freeth’s wave of influence. Renowned British and Irish surfers link up with world champion Kelly Slater, soul surfer Kevin Naughton, and the celebrated Malloy brothers to ride some of the most exciting surf ever seen on Ireland’s shores, along with internationally recognized surfers like Richie Fitzgerald, Gabe Davies, Craig Peterson, and Rabbit Kikai.Waveriders’ exploration reaches a spectacular climax when the surfers conquer the biggest swell ever ridden in Ireland, as they ride monster waves reaching heights of over fifty feet.

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