Evan Geiselman: white water tricks

The 2010 Surfing America USA Championships came to a dramatic close today in firing surf at Lower Trestles in San Clemente, CA.
From the youngest groms to seasoned juniors performance levels were at an all time high. The future of surfing is secure in the hands of promising young surfers like Jake Marshall, Boys U12 Champ, Ian Gentil, Boys U14 Champ, Mahina Maeda, Girls U12 Champ, Tatiana Weston-Webb, Girls U14 and U146 Champ, who all put on stellar performances today.

Champions were crowned today in a total of nine shortboard divisions. The Boys U16 and U18 as well as the Girls U18 heats had been particularly competitive all week long with former and reigning Champions looking to reclaim the glory among fresh talent striving to stake a claim of their own.

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Luis Vindas: he has taken Costa Rica

With South African Brandon Robert’s win in this 7th date of the Circuit Nacional de Surf DayStar Quiksilver, Luis Vindas of Jaco needed to wait until the last minute for the 5-star points to be tallied to find out that he had indeed won the National Championship Title at La Curva in Playa Hermosa near Jaco.

Both Carlos Muñoz of Esterillos and Gilbert Brown of Puerto Viejo, who were mathematically eligible to win if they won the date, managed to only put themselves in the finals of the event and come in 2nd—Muñoz—and 4th—Brown. The Champion Vindas was the most consistent surfer of the season and for that he became #1 in Costa Rica.

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Rochelle Ballard: in a yoga state-of-mind

Surf Into Yoga with former WCT pro-surfer Rochelle Ballard is an instructional Yoga DVD, that encourages a growing consciousness of mind, body, spirit, and the footprints we leave on this planet.

With the experience of her brother, Hatha Yoga Instructor, Hoku Gordines and Co-producer, Pro Snowboarder Chanelle Sladics, the film takes the veiwer through five different yoga sequences, from Hip and Shoulder Opener's, to Sun Salutation Vinyasasa's. All captivated by artistic cinematography that embodies the beauty and essence of Hawaii. Music in the DVD includes tracks by Jack Johnson, John Swift, Donavon Frankentreiter, and Kai Walsh.

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