Edouard Delpero: that is not a shortboard | Photo: ASP/Laurent Masurel

Edouard Delpero and Justine Dupont have claimed the Vieux Boucau Longboard Festival 2014, in small wave conditions, at Plage Nord, in France. They are the new European Longboard champions.

In the Men's final clash, Delpero found a decisive long right-hander to collect one of the top scoring rides. Edouard, who was surfing against brother Antoine, and French compatriots Emilien Fleury and Rémi Arauzo, carried his rhythm all the way to the buzzer.

"I was first to hit the peak way out the back, and I was lucky enough to score that super nice right, a very smooth wave with a cleaner face and I managed to do a hang-ten and a couple maneuvers to finish it clean," explains Edouard Delpero.


World Surf League: it's surfing, not wrestling | Photo: ASP/Will H-S

Forget the ASP World Tour. Meet the World Surf League (WSL). The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) has announced a change in its official name.

Paul Speaker, CEO at ASP, believes "the new name is easier to understand and gets us on a better track to serve our fans, athletes and partners, and to grow the great sport of professional surfing worldwide."

The Association of Surfing Professionals was founded in 1982 by Ian Cairns. Under the new management led by ZoSea, the world surfing circuit has been introducing dramatic changes in the sport.


2014 Red Bull Qiantang Surfing Shoot Out: sunny day, white sandy beach

Jamie O'Brien's Team Honolulu has been crowned the 2014 Red Bull Qiantang Surfing Shoot Out champions, in China.

It's one of the most extraordinary river waves in the wave. The Qiantang tidal bore tested some of the world's most talented surfers.

Jamie Sterling and Jamie O'Brien - raising the Hawaiian flag in China - were able to ride a 9.5 wave to steal the title from the hands of Dean Morrison and Mikala Jones, representing Team Gold Coast in the finals.