Josh Kerr: aerial master

Josh Kerr has conquered the Boost Mobile SurfSho, at Bondi Beach, Australia. The Australian surfer proved why he is one of the best aerial surfers in the world by taking the richest prize purse aerial surfing event.

Kerr takes home $25,000 after beating the cream of international surfing. Jordy Smith, Taj Burrow and Owen Wright simply couldn't reach Coolangatta's hero.

The 26-year old surfer from the Gold Coast was stoked. "I've had an awesome time down at Bondi these past few days. My film premiere last night and now this title along with $25k, it's as good as a weekend gets. Great location, great crowd, great day!"

On the competition he added: "I thought Jack Freestone had the title there for a while but I lucked out with that winning wave and in tough conditions did just enough to take the title. These young kids are coming up through the ranks and all gunning for you so it challenges me to keep things fresh and come up with new tricks. The win helps keep my name out there and is a real confidence boost for the rest of the year."

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Sendai Beach: let's support Japanese surfers after the tragic earthquake | Photo: Coolsurfer's Blog

Japan is a great country for surfing. The sport has been growing steadily and it is very easy to find quality waves in this East Asia nation. Waves are almost everywhere, but the finest regions are Tanegashima and Fukuoka. The summer typhoon swells are the best moments for surfers.

Tanegashima is quite splendid and offers perfect surf spots for all skills and ages. Up in the North of the island, you can discover top peaks like Chinbotsu, Kazamoto, Azakou, Kanehama, Rock, Hungry and Injou. A bit further to the South, there's Nakayama Toudai-Shita, Hotel-Mae and Takezaki. These Japanese surf spots are influence by the Pacific Ocean swell and, therefore, more exposed to regular surf.

Facing the Genkai Sea lays the Fukuoka region, a very crowded Japanese surfing destination. At the same time, there are loads of surf spots where you can ride long left or right waves. Kanezaki, for example, is one of the best waves Japan has to offer: tube riding is available to anyone.

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Double concave deck: two channels for better performance

The research and development divisions of the world's best surfboard companies are on fire. After the asymmetrical shapes, the GPS systems, the pressure sensors and the LED lights, welcome to the double concave deck concept.

RT Surfboards invest eight months of studies to reach the perfect model, already tested by team riders and now available for the entire range of boards.

A single concave deck allows to lower the center of gravity, bringing the feet closer to the water. The double concave deck leaves a total freedom to shape all kind of proportions and rail contours and offers many interesting benefits.

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