Punta Hermosa, Peru

It’s official, the 2010 Billabong ISA World Surfing Games will be held in the perfect waves of Señoritas and Caballeros, Punta Hermosa, Peru, from October 21 until the 29, 2010.

After reviewing the list of applying nations, the ISA considered Peru to be the perfect location for the 2010 edition of the event. ISA President, Fernando Aguerre stated: “Peru, the birthplace of Latin American surfing has some of the best waves in the world. After the successful ISA World Masters Surfing Championship in 2008, the ISA is looking forward to a great Billabong ISA World Surfing Games in 2010.”

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The Ultimate Wave

Airing Monday, February 8 at 8:00pm ET (5:00pm PT) in Meet & Brotatoes, and re-airing several more times over the next month, FUEL TV will showcase the “The Making of Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D.”

“The Making of The Ultimate Wave Tahiti” is an in-depth look at the first ever IMAX 3D surf film. Featuring nine-time world champion Kelly Slater, The Ultimate Wave Tahiti follows a quest to find the perfect wave-riding experience. Filmed in Tahiti and among the islands of French Polynesia, the film showcases dramatic giant screen surfing action in a unique Pacific paradise.

This show will focus on intricacies of using such a complex camera, the challenges of weather in the tropics, and getting professional surfers to go surf when the conditions are less than ideal. See what happens behind the camera on such a monumental piece of surf film history.

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Heitor Alves

It was a thrilling closure for the ASP WQS 6-Star Maresia Surf International. Ronco do Mar beach was completely full to see local surfer Heitor Alves overtake Alejo Muniz in a tight Brazilian Final – 16.07 X 16.00 points.

Heitor Alves, 26 years old, walked away with US$20,000 and received 3,000 points in the ASP One Ranking scoring a combined two-wave total of 16.07 (out of a possible 20) in tricky afternoon conditions while Alejo Muniz, 19 years old, managed to score an 8.17 and 7.83 pocketing US$10.000 and 2,250 points.

They both defeated Brazilian Alan Jones and Hawaiian Sebastian Zietz respectively in the semi finals. Alan and Sebastian finished in 3rd place winning U$5.000 and 1.688 points each. Now the crew will fly to Fernando de Noronha Island for an ASP WQS 6-Star that starts on Tuesday.

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