Surf Rodeo: there's free beer out in the line-up

The Surf Rodeo 2014 promises a one-of-a-kind surf competition with bands, beer gardens, bikini cowgirls, a bucking bull, and yellow Volkswagen vans, between 12th-13th July, in Ventura, California.

In the land of Dane Reynolds, the surf freestyler runs the show. He will be shaping two replica surfboards that will be used in the Surf Rodeo, and then auctioned off.

The event created by JD Drury aims to bring the highly competitive, cut-throat, solemn atmosphere of today's surf competitions back to its relaxed roots, where fun always comes first.


Caroline Marks: the winner takes it all

The Surfing America USA Championships 2014 have been successfully concluded at Lower Trestles. The 2014/2015 Surfing America USA Surf Team is ready to conquer the world.

Write down this name: Caroline Marks. The Floridian, 12, had already been the youngest girl ever to join the US Surf Team. Now, she steals three out of four titles at the Surfing America USA Championships 2014.

Marks won the Under 12, Under 14, and Under 16 divisions, at Lower Trestes. Brisa Hennessy managed to claim the premier Under 18 division, in perfect Californian A-frames.


Shaun Howe: title collector

Shaun Howe is the 2014 Western Australia surfing champion, as the HIF Pro Am Series come to a close at Rottnest Island.

After claiming the Margaret River and Geraldton stages, Howe had already taken the Western Australia State title. However, Harry McPherson had other plans for the last round of competition.

Large surf and strong winds transformed a typically picturesque Rottnest Island, with winds reaching 96 kilometres per hour just prior to the event finals starting.