Paddling out in Puerto Rico: see you in heaven, Andy

Emotions, tears and memories flowed throughout the surfing world as Andy Irons passed away at 32.

In Puerto Rico, where the pros gather for the Dream Tour competition, surfers paddled out and raised their arms in honour of the late Hawaiian legend.

The memorial service was held at Middles Beach, in Porta Del Sol, today. Roy Powers (HAW), Dusty Payne (HAW) and other friends carried bouquets of flowers and layed them in the ocean.

Watch the tribute video made by our friends at Track Magazine.

Andy Irons is resting in peace with all of us in his heart. There's a tribute photo gallery dedicated to Andy Irons.

Kohl Christensen: huge win

Kohl Christensen has won the 2010 Nelscott Reef Big Wave Surfing Contest in the biggest conditions ever surfed.

Chris Bertish took second and third went to Jamie Sterling.

The day started out with pretty raw conditions producing waves of 40'+. After a slight holding period in the morning, organizers decided to start the contest at ten o'clock. Faced with a gigantic beach break with no channel, it took almost an hour for the first heat to make it into the water. By the time they did make it out, they were greeted with perfect conditions.

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Australian surfers: hey, tell us how you surf

Australian surfers are invited to participate in the most comprehensive survey ever undertaken in the country on sports injuries.

Sports enthusiasts of all ages and all levels of experience will be asked to topics like how much time and money they spend surfing/bodyboarding and their habits in sports.

The project is conducted by the Southern Cross University’s School of Health and Human Sciences with full support of Surfing Australia and will be funded by the New South Wales Sporting Injuries Committee.

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