Tanner Rozunko: the next superman

The national governing body for surfing in USA has accepted the Atlantic Surfing Federation as a member organization of Surfing America, on the East Coast. The newly formed non-profit organization was established to fill a void created by the Eastern Surfing Association's withdrawal from Surfing America in November 2009.

As a Surfing America member organization, ASF will begin the process of qualifying athletes into Surfing America's Prime Series and the Surfing America USA Championships on August 1st of this year, in conjunction with the start of the 2011/2012 competition season.

"This is a major step forward for competitive surfing in the United States and we're very pleased to bring ASF into the fold," said Mike Gerard, Surfing America's executive director. "This development further strengthens Surfing America's structure as the National Governing Body for surfing in the United States. As a proud member of the International Surfing Association (ISA) and supporter of ISA's quest to get surfing added to the Olympic Games, Surfing America is working hard to achieve United States Olympic Committee recognition".

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Surfboard planks: ready to be shaped in new forms | Photo: Radich Stuart Surf Blanks

The Maritime & Technology Faculty of Southampton Solent University will teach students how to design and shape a surfboard. The new and original course develops skills in both composite technologies and graphic design.

The course offers an incredible opportunity to build and design your own custom surfboard and gain transferable skills whilst creating your board that can be enjoyed for years to come.

This part time evening program offers excellent learning and development from an experienced team of Composite and Marine experts. The transferable skills from this course can be applied to a variety of industry sectors – Marine, Engineering, Automotive, Aerospace, Construction, and Product Design.

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Carissa Moore: fine tuned brakes

Carissa Moore has returned to the podium in great style by conquering Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic, at Dee Why Point, Sydney, Australia. Moore took the richest event on the ASP Women’s World Tour in clean one-meter waves after defeating the 2004 ASP Women’s World Champion Sofia Mulanovich, from Peru.

"I’m really, really happy, I’ve been fired up ever since the last two events with Sally (Fitzgibbons) and I’m just super excited I was able to come out on top this time," Moore said. The surfer chose the best waves and clawed her way back into the lead in the dying minutes of the final, with an overall score of 15.60 against 14.60.

"I was really excited to make another final and it was refreshing to have a Sofia as an opponent," Moore said. "She was leading for most of the heat and I was kind of nervous out there." Moore’s victory sees her a healthy 3350 points ahead of closest rival Sally Fitzgibbons on the ASP World Title rankings.

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