Hurricane Earl: surfers, get ready and respect the ocean

US East Coast surfers are excited about the swell conditions promised by the Hurricane Earl.

The storm is bringing 135-mph winds and huge waves to the Caribbean region and to the US coast, near of Florida.

Check the Wave Forecast for the US East Coast, HERE.

The National Hurricane Center belives Hurricane Earl will turn to the north, far from the coast. Some clean wave conditions might greet surfers living near these regions.

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Red Bull Illume Overall Winner: surfer Peter Mendria by the eye of Chris Burkhard

The 24-year-old professional photographer’s image of surfer Peter Mendria riding waves on Chile’s West Coast in golden sunlight was named Overall Winner of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2010, the world’s biggest action and adventure sports photography competition with 22,764 photos submitted to the contest by nearly 5000 photographers.

“I’m overjoyed, it’s hard to put into words being able to be nominated and to win this award in front of all your piers and people I respect, I’m truly blessed.” said Chris Burkard.

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Fabio Gouveia: a Brazilian legend

The Panama ISA World Masters Surfing Championship had big waves breaking at Santa Catalina for the third day in a row today. A total of 20 heats were held with all the divisions hitting the water.

With the start of the repercharge rounds, countries saw their first athletes leaving the event. Out of the 108 surfers that started the contest, there are now 99 still in contention and only 32 remain in the winners bracket.

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