ISA: more countries join the surfing community

The International Surfing Association, recognized by the IOC, just announced that Thailand, People's Republic of China, Malaysia and the Dubai have gained recognition as new members.

Surfing Thailand, Surfing China, Malaysian Surfing Association and Dubai Surfing Association have successfully fulfilled the requirements for membership.

ISA President Fernando Aguerre stated: “We are encouraged by the recent additions of Thailand, China, Malaysia and Dubai as members of the ISA. With over 25 million surfers around the world, the ISA is interested in helping them become part of our organization, and helping them build a better surfing future in their countries. This latest addition is part of our work towards the universality of surfing.”

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Kelly Slater: 10th title is near

Kelly Slater (USA), 38, former nine-time ASP World Champion, has claimed his fourth Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach presented by SNICKERS title over reigning two-time ASP World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS), 28, in clean three-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at the backup venue of Johanna Beach.

The second stop on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach was completed over four different venues this year, with Round 1 at Bells Beach, Round 2 at Thirteenth Beach, Round 3 and the opening half of Round 4 at Winkipop before the final day was completed at Johanna Beach.

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Mariah Carey: now, try to get up... in a wave.

Mariah Carey has tried to show off her surfing skills, in Puerto Rico.

The new surfer girl went to the wave peak with her three dogs JJ, Cha Chan and Dolomite and tried to balance on the surfboard.

The singer is on holidays writing songs for her new record, set for release by Christmas.

What we don't know is if Mariah Carey was able to really stand-up and carve some nice good looking waves.

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