Harley Ingleby: you know him...

It was semi-final time at the Australia Longboard Titles in Port Macqaurie today, with the penultimate day of competition being held in clean 1-2ft conditions at North Haven.

And, despite the lack of swell, performances were nothing short of epic. All up, finalists were decided across eight of the tournament's eleven divisions.

The over 40 men's division carved up the pristine waves on offer, with two Queensland surfers Mark McNamara (Currumbin) and Damien Coulter (Buderim) storming through to final contention.

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Lanzarote to Fuerteventura: there's always the SUP...

Stephane Etienne and Nicole Boronat (“LeLovers”) recently accomplished the first SUP crossing between the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, each riding a Naish Glide 14’0”.

The Lovers reached Corralejo Harbor wall at Fuerteventura, after paddling 14 km in 3 hours.

Stephane and Nicole are stoked to have been the first to cross the channel of “La Bocaïna”. Despite the waves, currents and the wind dying down, the Lovers say it was exciting, intense and an excellent experience.

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Billabong Pico Alto Invitational: only for xxl lovers

Jamie Sterling has won the Billabong Pico Alto Invitacional 2010, held in Punta Hermosa, Peru.

Waves were spectacular and the foggy weather added a dramatic scenario to the swell condition. The biggest sets reached 35 feet and many big wave surfers even had problems dropping each mass of water because of constant peak changes.

“I’m very emotional since this is the first time I have won a Big Wave World Tour event” expressed the smiling Hawaiian.

The Peruvian surfers proved surfing has a lot of potential in the country. Gonzalo Velasco, Billabong team rider and Sebastian De Romaña arrived to the semifinals competing along side twelve of best international big wave riders, including current world champion Carlos Burle from Brazil and defending Billabong Pico Alto 2009, winner Greg Long from the USA.

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