- 06 January 2011 | Surfing
For the first time in the history of New Zealand, a Kiwi surfer conquered an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) event in Australia. The hero is Matt Lewis-Hewitt, a 19-year-old Mount Manganui surfer, who defeated Dean Bowen in the 0,5m waves of Jan Juc.
Lewis-Hewitt won the Championship Moves Pro Junior and kicks off 2011 in great shape. "It’s great to finally win one of these events. They are tough to win, all the surfers on this circuit are very experienced and talented athletes and coming into my last season, I was wondering if I’d ever really win one – now I have, I want more...my confidence is up and to win the opening event of the season is ideal – I’ll aim high from now on", Matt said.
- 05 January 2011 | Surfing
Eight top surfers prepare for the Red Bull Nightshift, in Cape Town, South Africa. The concept is simple and thrilling: a night surfing session with tow-assist from jet skis.
Local star Jordy Smith will be joined by Craig Anderson, Damien Fahrenfort, Ricky Basnett, Travis Logie, Rudy Palmboom, Warwick Wright and Royden Bryson. The 2010 ASP World Tour runner-up will try to shine in his home country, in front of hundreds of spectators.
In the Red Bull Nightshift surfers will be towed behind the jet skis into waves and projected into the sky for high performance aerial moves. Prepare for super contemporary surfing with highly motivated new school surfers.
- 04 January 2011 | Surfing
Zoltan Torkos says he is the first surfer on Earth to have pulled two kickflips on a surfboard. Have you done it first? Do you know someone who has done it before?
If not, the Santa Cruz trickster has reasons to celebrate. The surfing kickflip is definitely not easy because you're working in a liquid surface. The kickflip is also known in the skateboarding world as "magic flip".
In this case, the surfer flicked his foot at an angle toward the nose of the surfboard, in order to make it flip 360 degrees along the board's axis. Watch the two kickflips by Zoltan Torkos.