Swedish surfing pioneers: Ake Gylling and Per Torstensson in the 80's

Surfing in Sweden started 30 years go, back in the late 70's, when a group of skateboarders tried the first waves in the west coast of this Scandinavian country.

Per Torstensson, Stisse Bengtsson, Micki Carlsson and Ake Gylling were the first Swedish surfers. They started the mythic Porridge Bay Surf Club, designed a logo and even made T-Shirts to identify themselves.

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Jadson Andre: bright future ahead

The Billabong Pro Santa Catarina put in a marathon 20 heats of competition today as Round 3 and the opening four heats of Round 4 were completed in clean three-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at Praia da Vila.


The third stop on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Santa Catarina plays a vital part in both the 2010 ASP World Title race as well as the requalification campaigns of the world's best surfers, and today's assault by the new guard substantially ed both courses this season.

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Carlos Burle and Maya Gabeira: Brazilians and XXL wave chargers

Carlos Burle is the new Big Wave World Tour (BWWT) champion.

The Brazilian rider is the first-ever surfer to be crowned with this title, as BWWT concludes its inaugural season.

The 42-year-old big rider got very emotional in his acceptance speech.

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