Oney Anwar wins the Queensland Titles in Australia

Rip Curl Team rider Oney Anwar won the Queensland titles and has qualified himself for the Australian titles.
Oney Anwar born August 17th in Sumbawa, Lakey Peak, has been charging through his career ever since he first stood up on a surfboard.

Growing up at Lakey Peak and surfing mental waves on an everyday basis, Oney has had the opportunity to develop an incredible style in surfing. When Oney first joined the Rip Curl team in 2003 he was already looking to become a world class surfer at the age of 10.

Winning various events and always with the great attitude of a professional, Oney Anwar has taken it to the next level.
Oney has been in Queensland Australia since 2007 as part of Rip Curls International Grommet development program, surfing and competing in the Palm Beach Boardriding Club.

Doing what any teenager does, Oney goes to school at the Palm Beach Currumbin High School and joins the professional athlete training program in the afternoons.

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International Surfing Day scheduled to the 21st June

For its sixth edition, Europe will join the United States to celebrate the International Surfing Day everywhere in the world.

The event will take place on Sunday, June 21, 2009, along the International coasts.

Its principle is the same, the International Surfi ng Day is the occasion for new publics to discover the wonderful world of waves and surfi ng, share the values of conviviality and solidarity dear to surfers, and be educated to the fragility of our environment.

With more than 1 100 events and nearly 42 000 participants in Europe over the past five years, the Surfing Day has become THE event of reference for the boardsports universe.

Organized by EuroSIMA (European Boardsports Industry Manufacturers Association), and actively supported by the ESF (European Surfing Federation) and the Surfrider Foundation (organization dedicated to the protection of oceans, waves and beaches), the International Surfing Day was born from the desire to move closer, federate and unite all the actors of the surf scene, and participate together in the dynamism of local life.

Let’s all go to the beach to experience the surfers’ daily life, discover new boardsports activities, test products, meet professional riders and be educated to environmental awareness.

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Lyall Bay

Tony Costa, a 33-year-old surfer from Palmerston North, died after colliding with another surfer while riding waves in Lyall Bay, New Zealand.

Kiwi police found the man already dead at the Wellington beach, but the other surfer was not identified and the post mortem proved there were no criminal proofs found in the body.

The authorities are still interviewing potential witnesses as the eventual foggy weather might be the explanation for the collision between the surfers.

Deadly surfer-to-surfer collisions are very rare in the history of the sport.