Flynn Novak: trick inventor

Flynn Novak, the lanky Hawaiian goofyfooter who turned heads as he took down some big name surfers on his way to a quarter-final placing in the 2009 Billabong Pipeline Masters, has more in his arsenal than tight barrel riding.

Novak has lit up the Kustom Airstrike aerial surfing competition with two freakish new entries showing his trademark ‘Flynnstone flip’. Watch the video, here.

The entries, both filmed by Ariel Willeford, were shot two weeks apart and were apparently eight years in the making. The first to be filmed looks across some exposed reef to show Novak surfing a little lefthander.


Jordy Smith: he rules South Africa | Photo: Zigzag Magazine

The 2010 South African Surfing Awards, presented by Zigzag and Surfing South Africa in association with Paarl Media and Carling Black Label, saw a number of South Africa’s top surfers and pioneers recognized for their achievement or contributions to South Africa’s surf landscape last night (Sunday 4th July).

Jordan Michael Smith, better known as Jordy to everyone in the water, was crowned SA surfer of the Year to a rapturous applause from the crowd at the annual event, solidifying his growing reputation as one of the world’s most exciting surfers, as well as South Africa’s reputation as one of the leaders in world surfing.


Alan Stokes: he's stoked, of course

The weeks Sri Lanka Champion of Champions Surf Contest saw two new champions, some great weather and perfect conditions. UK Pro Surf Tour Champion Alan Stokes from Newquay and Welsh Champion Beth Mason showed stunning form in 3 to 4 ft conditions to take the top spots on the podium at one of the year’s most prestigious contests.

Organised by the UK Pro Surf Association (UKPSA), the event saw one of the largest ever entries with over 50 contestants travelling from all over the world to bid for this major title at Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka.