Tim Boal: he has an anglophone name

Tim Boal (Anglet, FRA) 27, won the Islas Canarias Ocean & Earth Pro over rookie goofy-footer Jesse Mendes (Guarujà, BRA) 17, in a closely fought out 35-minute final at the right-hand point break, El Confital. The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) sanctioned event witnessed an intense final day with Boal dominating his three heat performances to claim the 2010 title.

Lines in the 3-4ft (1.0m) range wrapped along the reef during the high tide mark offering fun conditions for the final day of competition. The famous barrels that El Confital is famous for did not produce themselves during the finals however it was worth waiting for the improved swell as the strong field ripped to pieces the long right-hand waves.

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Jay Moriarity: time to fly | Photo by Vern Fisher

The HMB Surf Group Inc., which consists of a group of Maverick’s competitors, community members, long-time event coordinators and sponsors, today announced the official competitor lineup for the inaugural "The Jay at Maverick's Big Wave Invitational.”

The 24 invitees consist of surfers from all over California – including several locals – as well as Hawaii, Florida and other parts of the world. Also making the cut is nine-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater who just a week ago confirmed his interest in returning to Maverick’s to compete, nearly 10 years after his one and only appearance to the event to date.

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Kelly Slater: no pressure, just show off

The stage is set. Hawaii is getting ready for the famous Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, the most waited jewels of world surfing, now in its 28th edition.

With the guiding light of Andy Irons, the waves will hit the Haleiwa Ali'i Beach Park for the Reef Hawaiian Pro, from November 12th.

Then, it's time for another blessed event. The O'Neill World Cup of Surfing will see thousands of spectators gathering in Sunset Beach, between November 24th and December 6th.

Finally, there's the Billabong Pipe Masters, in Banzai Pipeline, for a tube riding heaven, held between December 8th-20th.

The rules are pretty simple. The best surfer of the three events gets the privilege to own the heavy title.

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