Mavericks Surf Contest: dress your best formal suit and paddle for the giants

On the heels of perhaps the greatest big-wave surfing contest in history last February, Mavericks is back and bigger than ever. Preparations are underway for the 8th annual Mavericks Surf Contest showcasing 24 of the world’s finest big-wave surfers battling for the largest prize purse in big-wave surfing.


The 2010/2011 Contest is poised to return to Half Moon Bay, California later this year and will include a number of enhancements to bring Mavericks to an even broader audience, while continuing to honor the spot, the riders, and the local community.

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William Woo: surfer and politician

William Woo is Brazilian surfer and a federal deputy in his country.

He has been surfing for 25 years, but with his new political responsibilities there's not much time to hit the waves.

Also, he lives in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, and that is a long way to the coast.

Woo started surfing in Bertioga, in the "Paulista" coast, and founded Overline Surfboards, a surfboard company.

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Luke Davis: only 17

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) PRIME US Open of Surfing presented by Hurley and Nike 6.0 saw its first glimpse of action today with veteran campaigners mixing with young talent to march through the event’s trials while top seeds hit the water in ASP Grade-2 Pro Junior action.

Surfers competing in the ASP PRIME US Open of Surfing are out to establish themselves as the globe’s finest talent on the ASP World Ranking while ASP Pro Junior competitors are looking to find their way atop their regional ratings to qualify for the ASP World Junior Tour.

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