Billy Stairmand: Kiwis like Pantin

Billy Stairmand (NZL) 20, claimed the Ferrolterra Movistar Pantin Classic presented by Billabong 2010 title defeating Pablo Paulino (BRA) in a tight, low scoring final. Claiming his maiden ASP Men’s Star-Series victory Stairmand becomes the second Kiwi to take out the Pantin Classic after Maz Quinn took out the title in 2005.

A small 1-2ft (0.50cm) wind swell was on offer for today’s final day of competition at the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) sanctioned event. Officials were forced to make the most of the incoming tide to run the remaining heats at a mobile site 500m down the beach.

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Nuns Beach: God surfs here | Photo: Bill Cramer

The 15th annual Nun's Beach Surf Invitational will be held on September 11, Stone Harbor, New Jersey, USA.

It may look strange, but it is true. The Villa Maria by the Sea retreat is putting up a surfing competition.

The story goes back to the 50's when a group of surfers asked the local nuns if they could ride the waves of the retreat's beach.

They said yes and the spot was baptized "Nun's Beach".

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Billabong Pro Tahiti: the waves are arriving in a plane

After going on hold for the majority of the morning, event organizers called the Billabong Pro Tahiti off for the sixth day in a row, but a new southwest swell projected to fill in tomorrow could have the world’s best surfers in the water within the next 24 hours.

Event No. 5 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Tahiti has yet to commence competition, but a favourable southwest swell filling in over the next few days all but guarantees the competition will begin soon.

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