Josh Constable: let's have a flying longboard

A drop in swell did little to deter the world’s finest professional longboarders from dropping near perfect scores as the Noosa Festival of Surfing showcased world class performances in both the Pro Men’s and Women’s divisions today.

Despite a stacked heat draw consisting of ASP World Champions and multiple Australian Title holders it was non other than defending Golden Breed Pro LQS champion Taylor Jensen (USA), who blew the competition out of the water, posting the second near perfect 9.00 ride of the event, in dredging low tide conditions during the quarterfinals.

Completing a sensational performance off a smoking right-hander, Jensen’s series of clean off the top blasts and a fantastic barrel ride on the inside, earned him his spot into the semifinals over Jackson Close (Qld), Mitch Surman (Qld) and Jesse Jerrems (Qld).

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Mick Fanning: not here to offer the victory to Taj Burrow

Local hero and current Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) number one rated world surfer Taj Burrow looked at ease winning his opening heat of the Drug Aware Pro at Margaret River today.

Burrow won this event way back in 1997 as a teenager and over the past few years has not competed here but under the new ASP one world rating system he’s back and keen for a big result in his home waters.

“The waves are pumping here, just about as good as Margaret River gets and the field is super strong so I’d love to do well ” said Burrow’s.

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Alan Stokes: he is clearly stoked

The 2010 UK Pro Surf Tour will kick off on the 15th May with the Saltburn Open.

There are ten stages and new venues to decide the British Surfing champions.

Alan Stokes will defend his 2009 title.

It is also scheduled a return to Sri Lanka's Arugam Bay (1st-4th July) and a Help The Heroes Team Surf Contest (2nd-4th April).

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