Sarah Mason: Kiwis are proud of her

A great day for New Zealand surfing with Sarah Mason winning the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Billabong Pro Junior Women’s at Manu Bay Raglan defeating her older sister Airini Mason in a high scoring final.

Sarah’s third wave in the final was an outstanding and decisive 9 point ride with final scores of Sarah Mason on 16 to Airini Mason on 11.25.


Coco Ho: Hawaiian finalist in Europe

The finalists of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Swatch Girls Pro Junior were decided during an action packed day of competitive surfing by the best European and overseas under-21 female juniors. The final will run over the weekend along with the Swatch Girls Pro a 6-Star Women’s Star Series event which was again postponed allowing the future of women’s surfing to showcase their talent at the main break of Les Bourdaines.

Conditions were small and clean with a light cross-shore sea breeze throughout the afternoon as the low tide offered waves in the 2-3ft range. Surfing further south on low tide long rights ran along the bank allowing for some high performance surfing to be laid down by the girls.


Tanna Frederick: beauty and surfer

World champion surfers Shaun Tomson and Peter ‘PT’ Townend join Project Save Our Surf founder/actress Tanna Frederick when they co-host the Third Annual Project SOS: SURF 24, a 24-hour surfathon to benefit Surfrider Foundation, Heal The Bay and Inside the Outdoors.

Celebrity surfers include Sam Trammell (True Blood), Dylan Bruno (Numb3rs), Jesse Spencer (House), Sean Patrick Flanery (Boondock Saints), Chad Lowe (24), Ingo Rademacher (General Hospital), Michael Munoz (Amazing Race), Eric Balfour (24), Brandon Boyd (Incubus), David Chokachi (Beyond the Break), Gregory Harrison (Trapper John, MD), Chris Bruno (Dead Zone), Pat Parnell (Fuel TV’s The Daily Habit) and Kathy Zuckerman (Gidget).