Marc Lacomare: he knew there was a photographer there...

Once again La Sauzaie tuned on great conditions for another full day of competition at the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Protest Vendee Pro 4-Star men’s event. Inform surfers Marc Lacomare (FRA) and Glen Hall (IRL) will lead the charge in the quarter-finals when competition is set to resume at 10:00 local time.

3-4ft (1m) waves hit the peak at La Sauzaie for day 3 of competition. Knowing the break to perfection contest director Julien Hamel took full advantage of the waves on offer and knows that if there are waves at La Sauzaie you have to run as many heats as possible. Although an afternoon sea-breeze took the edge off the glassy conditions competitors were keen to keep going and run through to the end of round 4.

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Adriano de Souza: playing at home

Billabong Pro Santa Catarina competition has been called off for the day, but with a projected increase in swell over the coming days, the world's best surfers could hit the water as soon as tomorrow.


Event No. 3 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Santa Catarina plays a vital role in the current battle for the prestigious ASP World Title as well as the requalification campaigns of the world's best surfers.

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Manoa Drolet: a XXL wave rider

The countdown is underway as the elite of the big wave surfing world converge on Southern California for Friday night's Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards presented by Monster Energy.

The Oscars-style ceremony at the Grove Theater in Anaheim will pay tribute to the greatest achievements in high surf during the last year with a red carpet gala and a star-studded array of nominees and presenters. Over 2,200 surf industry VIPs will attend the invitation-only event which will be carried via a live webcast on BillabongXXL.com.

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