The UK Longboard champions: guess who's James Parry

The final round of the 2010 British Longboard Championships was held on Saturday 18th September. Contestants were greeted with 1-2ft clean conditions which soon deteriorated to 1-2ft onshore dribble making it difficult for all contestants, especially those weighing over 150 lbs.

The decision was made to run the event all in one day due to concerns regarding Sundays conditions. Cold on-shores from the NW meant that judges had a tough time of it in the bracing wind. With all divisions, except the Ladies, still wide open on the morning of the contest, it would prove to be a tight finish for those divisions.

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Eli Steele: he steals the show

Caloundrarising star Eli Steele today captured the 16 and under Boys division of the Sunshine Coast Ocean and Earth Teenage Rampage, qualifying for the international leg of the popular junior surfing series.

Held in fun waves at Coolum Beach (Sunshine Coast, Qld), Steele stylishly attacked the beach break peaks, scoring a combined two-wave heat total of 14.07 (out of a possible 20) including a 7.40 ride (out of a possible 10) in the final to defeat Jake Fissenden (Caloundra, Qld), Nick Callister (Noosaville, Qld) and Jackson Lynch (Coolum, Qld) who finished second to fourth respectively.

Steele said each year he always enjoys surfing in the Ocean and Earth Teenage Rampage.

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Dane Reynolds: a leap of faith

Heavy wind and rain is cutting through the two-to-three foot (1 metre) lineup at Culs Nus Beach this morning, prompting event organizers to call a lay day for the Quiksilver Pro France.

Event No. 7 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Quiksilver Pro France kicks off the European leg for the elite ASP Top 34 and a projected improvement in conditions could see Round 1 commence as early as tomorrow.

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