Justin Redman: when the log barrel earns a new meaning

Justin Redman and Georgia Young have been crowned the 2014 Western Australia longboarding champions, at Avalon.

The iconic pointbreak delivered clean, long running faces in the 3-4 feet range (2.0 metres), perfectly suited to the traditional longboards, and high performance stand up paddle boards (SUP).

The experienced Justin Redman used his repertoire of new and old school manoeuvres to take out both the Open Men's and Over 35 Masters State Titles, in emphatic style.

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Vasco Ribeiro: the next Portuguese hope

Vasco Ribeiro and Tessa Thyssen have conquered the inaugural Espinho Surf Destination, in clean 2-3Ft waves at Praia da Baia, in Espinho, Portugal.

The first stop on the European Pro Junior Series saw Vasco Ribeiro being carried up the beach and acclaimed by the crowds, after a tricky final against Natxo Gonzalez, Ethan Egiguren, and Gaspard Larsonneur.

In a wave starved final, Ribeiro only caught the required two waves but made the most of every section he was offered and managed to take the win. An undisputed standout, Ribeiro confirmed he could handle everything the ocean threw at him today.

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Punta de Lobos: swell on the way

The Quiksilver Ceremonial Punta de Lobos 2014, in Chile, is on yellow alert, as a 30-foot ocean swell heads towards South America.

The newly-created ASP Big Wave World Tour (BWWT) has announced that the Chilean contest, as well as the Billabong Pico Alto, in Peru, are on yellow alert, with a large swell moving northeast from Antarctica. Chack the wave height forecast for the region.

"If the elements continue to align, we'll declare a start to this year's first big-wave competition. Currently, we have a few options with this swell: run in Chile, run in Peru, run in both or run in neither," explains Peter Mel, ASP Deputy Commissioner.

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