Tiago Pires: sliding splash

The 2014 SATA Airline Azores Pro has been confirmed with Prime status. The event will be held between 2nd-7th September, at Praia de Santa Bárbara, Sao Miguel.

The world's top 100 surfers will be traveling to the black-sanded beaches of Sao Miguel, in the Azores Islands.

The Portuguese archipelago will once again play host to some dramatic exchanges in the hunt for the coveted 6500 ranking points and prize money on offer.

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Cam Richards: small surf warrior

Cam Richards and Mahina Maeda have conquered the Ron Jon Vans Junior Pro 2014, in small surf, at Shepard Park, Cocoa Beach.

The surfer from South Carolina secured the first ASP Pro Junior victory of his career against Parker Coffin, Derek Gomez and Tristan Thompson.

"I've very surprised and I'm really happy. I'm glad to start my year off with a win. They're not easy to win, so I'm really glad I won this one. It's my first Junior of the year and I'm hoping to requalify for the World Junior Championships", says Richards.

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Grant Baker: what now? | Photo: Dave Nelson/Red Bull

Grant "Twiggy" Baker is the 2013/2014 Big Wave World Tour champion.

The South African big wave charger has had a stunning season, with two consecutive victories at the Punta Galea Challenge and Mavericks Invitational.

In the penultimate event of the 2014 Big Wave World Tour, Grant Baker finished in a well-deserved third place, which means he takes the crown before Todos Santos, the last stop of the world circuit.

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