Carissa Moore: next year she will be able to celebrate with a beer

Carissa Moore (HAW), 17, 2010 ASP Women's World Tour rookie, has claimed the 2010 TSB Bank Women's Surf Festival over Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 19, in pumping offshore barrels at Fitzroy Beach.

The third stop on the 2010 ASP Women's World Tour season, the TSB Bank Women's Surf Festival enjoyed a veritable cornucopia of conditions throughout the six-day event window, culminating in exciting fashion today in front of a capacity crowd at the primary site.


Homes of Hope: surfing as a mission to help others

Mitch Anderson has been a YWAM missionary in the surf capital Pichilemu for some 20 years. However, in all those years no major tragedy has compared to the recent earthquake.

"This quake was a once in a lifetime, at least 1,000 times more intense that Haiti and with over 500 aftershocks since. People are stressed and thousands still displaced. We have had up to 400 on our base. This is a great opportunity to show the love of Christ in this key surfing community."

Mitch has partnered with 'Homes of Hope' and can build an emergency home for $US2,500 or standard for $US4,000. There is also the need for nail guns, saws and equipment in the house-framing factory he is building.


Xcel Supertubes: sepia surf spot

The Xcel Pro Showdown at Supertubes has finalized an exciting invitee list, as the May 1st kick-off to the month-long waiting period approaches.

Returning to Supertubes are last year's finalists Ryan Payne ('09 champion); Warren Dean, Deon Lategan, and Stan Badger.

A heat draw will be announced April 29th from Jeffreys Bay.

"I'm super stoked and privileged," said Lategan on news of his invitation. "I think that it's right that a Supers specialist gets into the mix at the Von Zipper trials, and the Xcel Pro Supertubes provides that platform."