Putra Hermawan: the Indonesian champ

When a national champion is crowned in the last seconds of surfing contest you're witnessing a breathtaking moment.

It happened in Asia. The 2010 Indonesia Pro Surfing Tour reached its climax in the Rip Curl Surf and Music Festival, held at Kuta Beach’s famous "Halfways".

Dedi Santosa was trying to beat Marlon Gerber and needed an 8.65-point wave to claim the 2010 Coca-Cola ISC Tour. But Santosa missed the score in the last 30 seconds of the final heat and delivered the championship to Putra Hermawan.

18-year-old Putra Hermawan is the youngest ever ISC Tour Open Division champion. Marlon Gerber, the event winner, dedicated his first ISC tour win to his friend Andy Irons who tragically passed away recently.

Husni won the Longboard Division for the second time, Dyah Rahayu Dewi took her second win in a row in the Women’s Division and Jeren Kiring claimed the National GromSearch Final.

2010 Coca-Cola ISC Tour Open Division Results:

1. Putra Hermawan
2. Dedi Santoso
3. Pepen Hendrik

Rip Curl Surf and Music Festival results:

1. Marlon Gerber
2. Dedi Santosa
3. Raditya Rondi
4. Wayan Suprayitna

Andy Irons Paddle Out: Hanalei Bay was small for so many friends

Thousands of Hawaiian surfers gathered at Hanalei Bay for a very special and emotional moment.

To celebrate the life and greatness of Andy Irons is always inspirational. Friends, family, fans and surfing enthusiasts remembered their man. Bruce Irons led the paddle out and the double-hull canoe that carried Andy's wife Lyndie to the circle of all thoughts.

Tears were shed between smiles as the ashes of Andy were released into the sea. At the same time, a helicopter poured flowers from the sky. Watch the video, the video.

In Huntington Beach, Los Angeles, 3000 mourners payed tribute to AI. Reverend Summo, a friend of the Irons family, noted that Andy "was a gift from God, as is the very act of riding waves. He was special to all of us.”

The tributes will not be forgotten and the Andy memories will forever live in every surfer's heart and soul.

There's a tribute photo gallery dedicated to Andy Irons.

Betzy: congratulations, girl

The sun was high at Haleiwa, Hawaii, when the first ever World Miss Reef 2010 was finally crowned.

The Miss Reef contestants came from all over the globe, but there was only one beauty winner. A total of 11 girls joined the classic event in the incredible hot day.

Regional Miss Reef contest winners from the Netherlands, Indonesia, Barbados, Peru, Panama, Argentina and the U.S. awed the judges with a diverse range of exotic beauty, poise and charm.

Watch the final highlights. But the overall winner is Betzida Herrera (4), from Panama. Miss Reef Argentina, Natalia Baccino, took third place, while Miss Reef Peru, Vanessa Tello, took second.

Congratulations to the new World Miss Reef 2010! Betzy won $5000 and a guaranteed spot in the 2012 Miss Reef Calendar.

Watch the 2011 Miss Reef Calendar video.