Kolohe Andino: king for a day in Huntington Beach

Kolohe Andino has conquered the Vans Pier Classic and the Vans Pro Junior, at the Huntington Beach Pier, California. The young surfer put out a spectacular performance and gave no chance to Adriano de Souza, Taylor Knox and Damien Hobgood, in the top event.

"I’m at a loss for words," Andino said. "I believed in myself, but once I actually made all of the heats, I can’t believe it. All seven surfers that I surfed against in the Finals were amazing. I never even had time to get nervous because it feels like one big heat now."

In the youngest competition, the talented regular-footer secured a 6.93 and an 8.30 point score, after landing a gigantic air-reverse on a righthand ramp to lead the ASP North America Pro Junior Series Rankings.

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Emilia Perry: preparing to dominate the North Shore

The Science Hawaii Pipeline Women's Pro will hit Oahu's North Shore between March 29th and April 12th, in the best possible wave conditions. The official are looking forward to a good swell predicted for the end of the next week. The most go-for-it surfer girls in the planet prepare to take down Pipeline and are set to get their adrenaline pumping.

Competitors will be coming from all around the world including Venezuela, Japan, Brazil, France and Africa. Barrels are waiting to be challenged in the famous Hawaiian spot.

"I am involved in this event because it is the real deal, real blue crush", says legendary Pipeline surfer Rory Russell. "Good luck, ladies". Russell is famous for his tube riding abilities and represents Lightning Bolt Surfboards. He will be awarding a surfboard to the best tube rider of the Science Hawaii Pipeline Women's Pro.

Tubes will get high scores, promise the panel of judges eye. The reef has little sand, it's exposed and lending potential for great barrels. This could be an epic year.

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Australia: good things come to those who wait | Photo: Sheffield/CoastalWatch

Mark Mathews, Kelly Slater, Taj Burrow and and the Gudauskas brothers have enjoyed one of the best surfing days in Australia, in the last years. The swell hit the New South Wales region and pumped world class rides for everyone.

The Sydney surf breaks were on fire and this was called the best swell since the outstanding moments registered in June 2007. Surfers enjoyed overhead waves combined with light offshore winds and sunshine.

The year 2011 has been frustrating for the surfing community. Quality waves were rare and surfers were getting anxious to hit the surf in decent conditions, but good things come to those who wait.

In Australia, everyone is talking about it. The swell brought impressive barrels to point, reef and beach breaks. The further south you went the bigger it was.

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