Dean Morrison: there's nothing like playing in home ground

Pulsing two-to-three foot (1 metre) righthanders raced down the point at Snapper Rocks today, bearing witness to the concluding eight Round 2 heats of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover.

The opening event of the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast has assembled to greatest gathering of surfing talent in the sport’s history, and today’s afternoon action including mixed results with thoroughbreds and new bloods lacerating the rippable conditions.

Andy Irons (HAW), 31, former three-time ASP World Champion, posted his first ASP World Tour heat win since returning from a sabbatical from full-time competition in 2009. Although showing shades of old in his Round 2 victory over fellow Kauai surfer Roy Powers (HAW), 29, Irons maintains he needs to make improvements if he’s to challenge for the Top 5 again.

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Mark Healey: top charger at Todos Santos

Mark Healey has conquered the 2010 Todos Santos Big Wave Contest, held at the "Killers", in the Island of Todos Santos, Mexico.

FINAL:

1. Mark Healey
2. Shane Dorian
3. Ramon Navarro
4. Carlos Burle
5. Grant Baker
6. Grant Washburn

Video #1 - Waves hit Ensenada

Video #2 - Todos Santos Big Wave Contest 

Video #3 - Highlights of the Todos Santos Big Wave Event 

Ocean Power Buoy: Hawaii is pumping wave energy

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT), in association with the US Navy, is developing wave powered energy through a buoy located in Hawaii.

The energy produced is enough to power 2-25 homes.

The engineers will connect the buoy to the Marine Corps base's energy grid.

Each yellow buoy measures 16 meters in height and 4 meters in diameter.

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