Paddle Round The Pier: funny days in Brighton

Paddle Round the Pier (or 'Paddle') is Europe's biggest free beach and watersports festival. It runs every year on the beautiful venue of Hove Lawns - Brighton & Hove - and features the very best in water, street & urban sports, live music, kids entertainment, 'have a go' opportunities and much, much more.

Paddle has always appealed to surfers and watersports enthusiasts, but it seems we just can't stop people wanting to get involved. With all the usual suspects, from surfing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, skating, windsurfing and free running, to all new sports like Surf lifesaving, Streetball, mountain boarding and freestyle mountain biking‚ now everyone wants a piece of the pie.

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Noel Robinson: a XXL charger (Photo: Kent Porter/Press Democrat)

Big wave rider Noel Robinson has lost his life after a wipeout, in Southern Mexico, 200 miles south of Acapulco.

Robinson had disappeared in the water for one hour, when close friends found him.

He was living between Bodega Bay and Puerto Escondido and everyone loved his warm personality.

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Sally Fitzgibbons: the Estoril girl of the week

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Estoril Surf Billabong Girls 6-Star Women's event was won for the second year inrow by Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) in a one-sided final over Jacqueline Silva (BRA) at the main contest site of Bafureira in Estoril.

Conditions once again varied during the day with reasonable 4ft (1m) right-handers wrapping the reef at Bafureira to run the final day of the Estoril Surf Billabong Girls 2010. Event officials gave the green light for the action to with the incoming tide helping to increase the size of the waves and light winds helped to clean up conditions after yesterday's strong southerly wind.

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