Pico Alto, Peru: hey, have you got a magnifying glass?

The Billabong Pico Alto Invitacional 2010 will hit the waters of Punta Hermosa, in Peru, on the 19th August.

The organization is expecting up to six metres waves, as a huge swell is predicted to affect the Peruvian coastline.

The twelve best big wave surfers in the world will be arriving this week at Pico Alto. The defending champion Greg Long (USA), the reigning big wave world champion Carlos Burle (BRA), the winner of the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards Grant "Twiggy" Baker (SAF) and many others have confirmed to take part of this Big Wave World Tour stop.

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Charles Martin: party time

Charles Martin (GLP), 20, has won the ASP Grade-2 Oakley Pro Junior Lacanau today after defeating Hossegor native Pierre-Valentin laborde (FRA) in the 30-minute final in consistent three-foot (one meter) waves. Martin, with his second consecutive win in Lacanau, grabs the ASP European Junior men’s crown and will lead the regional ratings’ Top 4 into the ASP World Junior Tour events.

Martin was in superb form throughout the final day letting his best surfing speak to score the event’s best wave in the Semifinals before letting no chance to to fellow finalist Laborde in the final thanks to an accurate wave choice and solid tactics. With two wins in three events (Sopelana and Lacanau) and an equal 5th finish, Martin was by far the best on tour this season.

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Coco Ho: what a great year, surfer girl

Coco Ho (North Shore,HI), 19, won the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Grade-4 Supergirl Pro Junior with a come-from-behind win over fellow finalists Malia Manuel (Kauai, HI), 16, Lakey Peterson (Santa Barbara, CA), 15, and Leila Hurst (Kauai, HI) 16, at South Oceanside Pier to take out the richest prize purse in Women’s ASP Pro Junior surfing history.


Surfers competing on the ASP North America Pro Junior Series are out to finish atop their regional ratings to qualify for the inaugural ASP World Junior Tour. Once qualified, they earn the right to battle the globe’s finest competitive 20-and-under talent for the title of ASP World Junior Champion.

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