Mick Fanning: focused and listening to good music

Clean four-to-six foot (2 metre) waves pumped through the lineup at Lower Trestles today with the greatest assemblage of surfing talent in history unloading a barrage of high-fi performances as the Hurley Pro at Trestles completed Rounds 3 and 4.

Event No. 6 of 10 on 2010 ASP World Tour, the Hurley Pro at Trestles is the first event in history to activate the new 36-man competitive format, including the non-elimination three-man Round 4, and today’s experience proved a resounding success.

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Night bodyboarding: the lights can't fail

Portuguese bodyboarders are going to hit the waters and the waves at night, in Praia da Baia, Espinho, Portugal.

The "Stars of the Waves" will be held at 00h30m, on 19th September, in one of the busiest days of the city of Espinho. Sunday will be a special religious date for all locals. The patroness - "Nossa Senhora da Ajuda" - will certainly bless the ocean for this amazing contest.

Just right after the fireworks, the bodyboarders will kick off the tow-in and tow-out event.

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Tim Boal: a French invador in Portugal

The ASP 6-Star Lusiaves Figueira Pro went mobile again in search of the best possible conditions to run today’s session of competition. Setting up camp some 500 metres south of the main event site peaks in the 3-4ft range pulsed for some great displays of surfing.

Event officials had a tough decision on their hands when they were greeted with a very clean, straight swell that was basically a close-out from end-to-end. After checking other locations both north and south it was decided to make the most of the high tide period down the beach to run the eight heats of Round Four.

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