Kelly Slater is testing asymmetrical surfboards shaped at Channel Islands

What has Kelly Slater been up to this past week?

He’s been busy.

He revisited Todos Santos for the first time in 18 years and rode a brand new 5′6” in well overhead conditions.

He scored a ten second barrel on a 5′6” MTF at Rincon.

The last few days he’s been in the CI Factory shaping room experimenting with concave decks with beveled rails on the underside– similar to what Gerr used to mess around with.

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Praia do Norte, Nazaré, Portugal

The Portuguese Surfing Federation (FPS) will present the first big wave event held in Portugal.

The FPS Extreme Wave will award surfers, bodyboarders and photographers that score the biggest ride of the 2009/2010 winter period.

Winners in both categories will take home €5.000 (€2.000 for the athletes and €500 for the photographers).

Only waves above three meters high will be considered.

Surfers and bodyboarders are invited to paddle or tow-in, take-off and drop.

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Joel Parkinson took the 2009 O'Neill World Cup of Surfing

Joel Parkinson has conquered the O'Neill World Cup of Surfing, in Sunset Beach, Hawaii.

Sunny Garcia started the final with a long and speedy barrel, scoring a 9.47 point wave.

During the first half of the grand finale, the Hawaiian veteran surfer was in complete control of the situation.

Sunset Beach was pumping 15-20 foot waves and Joel Parkinson managed to score a 7 point ride.

Near the end, Parko took the lead with a 6.17 point wave and won the event.

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