Stephanie Gilmore: power and style surfer

The world’s best female surfers are gearing up for the second stop on the 2010 ASP Women’s World Tour, the Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach presented by Ford Fiesta, running at the historic site of Bells Beach from March 30 through April 5, 2010.

Hot on the heels of a blistering start to the season, the ASP Top 17 are making their way to the iconic pointbreaks of Victoria as they hunt down rankings’ points, prestige and the all-important ASP Women’s World Title.

Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 22, reigning three-time ASP Women’s World Champion and current ASP Women’s World No. 1, kicked off 2010 in fine fashion with a win at the season opener on the Gold Coast, but remains cautious when discussing the possibility of a fourth ASP Women’s World Title so early in the year.


Flowrider: when ocean's gone flat

Surf gone flat? Surf report got it wrong again? That doesn’t matter anymore because the Flow Rider has come to Cornwall. Now you can surf every day of the year no matter what the conditions are like, at The Loop, Retallack Resort & Spa.

By generating a thin sheet of water, no more than 3 inches deep, that flows over a stationary wave, you can carve & turn, ride up & slide down the simulated wave surface.

The Flow Rider at The Loop gives you the experience of surfing, skateboarding & snowboarding in a self-contained & safe environment.


Taylor Jensen: drop knee surfer

Taylor Jensen (USA) successfully defended his title at the Noosa Festival of Surfing today, crushing the hopes of local favourite Josh Constable (Noosa) to walk away with his second consecutive Golden Breed Mens Pro LQS title.

Riding his lucky Laguna Bay surfboard that took him to victory here in 2009, Jensen was selective about his wave choice today, securing an early heat lead off a 7.75 (out of ten) and backed it up with a 6.65 (out of ten) to edge out Constable who placed second, with Christian Wach (USA) and Jackson Close (QLd) in third and fourth places respectively.