Wave pools: Owen enjoyed Malaysia

Wave pools are one of the biggest potential markets in the surf industry. Who's telling you that? Well, a man called Kelly Slater. In a very interesting debate he had with Surfing Magazine, the 9-time world champion believes wave pools are the future of time saving.

Slater showed a two-week trip to the Mentawais, as an example.

"Any one hour you’re in the water, you’re probably going to catch six or seven waves an hour. So for any hour in the water you’ll surf for a minute, meaning five minutes of surfing a day, or 50 minutes of surfing. In two weeks. if you could go an hour from your house and get five minutes of good wave-riding any day you wanted, who wouldn’t do that?", he stated.

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Mitch Coleborn: party boy

Mitch Coleborn, 23, is facing six months in jail after allegedly exposing his genitals to a group of children and adults near Wickaninnish Elementary School, in Canada.

The Australian pro surfer from Queensland's Sunshine Coast was competing at the O'Neill Cold Water Classic, in Tofino.

The incident occurred after a night party went out of control.

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Martin Passeri: from the country of Tango

Two different sets of scaffolding, one on either side of the Punta Hermosa rocky bay allowed two separate heats to compete simultaneously as 4-7 foot waves greeted the first heats of the Billabong ISA World Surfing Games Presented by Amarok of Volkswagen this morning.

A chilly sideshore south-southwest wind kept the skies grey while the ocean delivered a consistent southwest swell, as more than 30 countries and 200 surfers have gathered in pursuit of global surfing domination as their teams went dueling across the bay. Many of them have served notice that they intend to make it a multi-nation challenge.

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