Owen Wright: 'a surf camp with my name on it... nice, hein?'

Fresh from winning the Boost Mobile SurfSho, world tour highflyer Owen Wright (Lennox Heads, NSW) is set to inspire the next generation of surfers these school holidays.

Surfing Australia’s High Performance Centre (HPC) is excited to announce a once in a lifetime opportunity for young surfers to meet and hang out with surfing ace Wright these April School Holidays.

Owen Wright, a 20-year old from Lennox Head (NSW) has competed against some of the biggest names in surfing and proven that he has the skills to compete and win against the best surfers in the world.

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Brad Ettinger: the bottom turner

Hawaii’s Sunny Garcia provided most of the spectator excitement on the opening day of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) six-star Prime rated Drug Aware Pro presented by Rusty at Margaret River today.

The 2000 ASP world champion was called an interference mid-way through his opening round heat following a wave altercation with Canary Island surfer Jonathon Gonzales.

The interference call resulted in Garcia being penalised with a deduction of half of his points on his second scoring ride and saw him slip from 2nd to 4th mid-way through the heat.

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Playa de Tamarindo: sailores, bikers and surfers

In a weekend that started with tough conditions, but ended with offshore wind waves of nice size, Montezuma’s Mattías Braun adds a second victory in the Circuito Nacional de Surf, and the first in the DayStar 2009-10. This came after a final characterized by a give and take of positioning between the best surfers in the heat.

Joining Braun in the final were Tamarindo’s own Federico Pilurzu and Isaac Vega, as well as Jaco’s Jason Torres, all noted leaders in the country’s surf scene. In the heat, they also at one time or another had the lead, but an inspired backside from Braun showed his dominance. He also invested greater energy, with long routes, and manuevers characterized by forcé, and it was this investment that resulted in the highest combination of the event with a 13,84 against 12.33 of Torres, 11.64 of Vega and 11.10 for Pilurzu.

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