Billabong Pro Teahupoo: they promise heavy stuff

Event No. 5 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Teahupoo, boasts a venue largely considered one of the most dangerous waves on the planet, and with solid swells projected and the added pressure of the mid-year ASP field reduction, this season’s Billabong Pro Teahupoo is turning into one of the heaviest events in history.

Culminating the first half of the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Teahupoo will be the final opportunity for the ASP Top 45 to secure the results needed to finish in the Top 32 on the ASP World Title rankings. Following the event in Tahiti, only the Top 32 ranked surfers will continue on throughout the back half of the season.

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Chris Martin: singing while surfing

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is surfing at Long Island, in New York's The Hamptons.

The 33-year-old singer is a passionate surfer and he showed a good form while hitting the sunset waves.

In 2003, on his and Gwyneth Paltrow's honeymoon, he got injured after cutting himself during a surfing session in Mexico.

Chris Martin is spending his holidays at his $5.4 million luxury house.

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Mikey Brennan: earlier, this drop went better | Video still: Tim Bonython Productions

Big wave surfer Mikey Brennan has crushed the L1 vertebrae and damaged a couple of discs after a terrible wipe out at a secret spot in Tasmania.

Brennan and friend Marti Paradisi were having a terrific surfing session.

Suddenly, Mikey drops a huge wave and falls at the bottom. He hits the ledge and is forced to quit the big surf.

The Tasmanian surfer will be able to walk in the future but must stay quiet for the next six weeks.