Aritz Aranburu: uau, great score

On the decisive heat of the event, Aritz Aranburu took two regular waves to claim the title of Maresia Surf International 2010 in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. The Brazilian Rodrigo Dornelles was second place, finalized the 12.67 x 6.67 points in the good waves at Mole Beach in Sunday.

"I'm so happy. It was a very good event for me, we had some pretty hard days and today everything went right to me," said Aritz Aranburu, who jumped from 60th to the 35th place on the newASP World Rankings. "Unfortunately, we could not get good waves in the final, I did not surf my best, but that was good enough to win. Rodrigo (Dornelles) is a great surfer and was a pleasure to make the final against him. It's great to win here in Brazil."

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Fred Hammings: the statesman surfer

Hawaiian House Democrats have killed the identification of surfing reserves in the State, after the measure was approved unanimously, minutes before, by the State Senate.

The proposal had been designed by Fred Hemmings, a Republican surfing passionate, who was retiring from politics.

Hemmings was just trying to show the world the cultural and historical value of surfing in Hawaii, but Democrats felt like it was time for the traditional political fights.

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Haleiwa, Hawaii

Hawaiian surf legend Marvin Foster has died, Tuesday, in Haleiwa.

The respected big wave surfer was found by his brother but the causes of death are still unknown.

The 49-year-old was a tube riding master and had developed a special technique for backside barrels.

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