Surf Shop Challenge: power to the retailer

The Oakley Surf Shop Challenge 2014 will kick off on the 28th March, at Seaside Reef, in Cardiff, California.

The surf series will cross the USA collecting regional qualifier winners from Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey, Hawaii and Orange County, before concluding on July, at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz.

The Oakley Surf Shop Challenge pits four-man teams (two surf shop pros and two shop employees) against each other for a chance to win an all-expense-paid trip to the National Championship, an advertising spread in a surf magazine, and the coveted title and bragging rights of best surf shop in the country.

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Gabriel Medina: making history at Snapper Rocks

Gabriel Medina defeated Joel Parkinson to win the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast 2014, at Snapper Rocks.

The Brazilian wonder boy is the first Brazilian and only the second goofy-footer ever to win the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. Medina took out the title by a very narrow margin: 0.06 points.

Parkinson opened the final with an impressive tube from behind the rocks, which would earn him a 9-point ride. The Australian would quickly back up the ride with a high 6, while Medina would search feverishly to log scores on the board.

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James Hollmer-Cross has suffered multiple injuries after a terrible wipeout at Pedra Branca, Australia.

Pedra Branca is one of the most dangerous big wave surf spots in the world. It is located 26 kilometers (16 miles) south of Tasmania. The small island pumps a super heavy, fast and steep wave that can easily mutilate the most experienced surfers.

James Hollmer-Cross, 32, survived a hideous wipeout while playing with the local devil, on the 2nd March, 2014. The surfer from Hobart knew what to expect, but he was not ready for a life-threatening event.

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