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.

Al Hunt: not easy watching the others get the best waves

Al Hunt, the "eternal" tour manager of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP), has finally reached a personal goal.

He is about to reach the 1000th IPS/ASP sanctioned event. The mark will be conquered after the Reef Hawaiian Pro and Cholos Women’s Pro, which means the O'Neill World Cup or the Gidget Pro.

The historic ASP Tour Manager has attended the following surfing events:

Junior: 39
Longboard: 68
Women WT: 154
Women Star: 156
Men WT: 141
Men Star: 354
Spec: 87

That's a total of 999 surfing events. One Ocean, Four Sports

A journey of passion and true love for the surfing life. This is what best describes the third anniversary of As many of you have noticed, has been leading thousands of queries on surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing and bodyboarding, in the main internet search engines.

I've done it with a great enthusiasm and a lot of try/fail experiments. I've been surfing for 20 years and I thought it was great way to give back to the community the pleasure I've been having in wave sports. kicked off by selecting the best news sources in the world and it managed to get incredible contacts in the wave sports industry. The initial idea was very different from what is, nowadays.

Still, there are many things to be upgraded and this is never an ended process. A few surprises are being cooked for 2011. Stay tuned.

Hundreds of passionate surfers follow us through the RSS Feeds, Twitter and the Facebook. Many other sites simply decided to copy our original articles and content, without permission, without quoting and linking the original source. But that's life.

I'll keep improving. Step by step and still with the only support of the Adsense surfing ads. And a lot of advertisers have joined through this tool for communication brands which is quite remarkable. One final word for a great company working with our IT systems: it's called TQuadrado and has been doing an incredible engineering job.

Between 2009 and 2010, has grown 100%. And my commitment for the next 365 days is exactly that one: to improve the quality of content by 100%. Thank you very much for your preference, dear reader.

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Luis MP
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