Jay Quinn: he has a rival brother

Jay Quinn has been crowned New Zealand's national surfing champion for the second time, at St. Clair Beach. Quinn stopped his brother Maz from taking the fifth trophy, with an incredible surfing performance in 0.5m waves. The new champion posted a near perfect 18.0 point heat score out of 20.

Quinn takes the first two events of the SOL Series gaining a big lead over the remaining surfers. "I guess it was kind of an unknown mid way through the heat because we had no scores, everyone had waves but no one knew where they were sitting" said Quinn. "I knew I had one goo wave, I just had to wait for scores and then get another good one."

Jay remains undefeated and he has an explanation for this top form. "I guess I am older and more relaxed. I am just feeling good, I have my weight down to a good level and I am trying to focus on competing well and getting higher ratings than I first started more competitive career."

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Jack Freestone: ASP World Junior champion

Marc Lacomare defeated Nat Young in the final heat of the Billabong ASP World Junior Championships, at North Narrabeen. The French surfer's result solidified Jack Freestone as the 2010 ASP World Junior Champion.

Lacomare surfed the best out of the two-to-three foot waves available, scoring 14.00 out of 20 heat total to secure the win over the North American young talent. "I feel great," Lacomare said. "It’s been a great event for me. Congrats to Nat (Young) and Jack (Freestone). "It was a great trip to Australia and thanks to the locals too for sharing their break."

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La Vaca Gigante: Santander delivers good meat

The cow is free to go. The Quiksilver "La Vaca Gigante IV" big wave competition is on. After two months of waiting, waves are kicking in at "La Vaca", in Santander, as the heavy swell from the Northeast approaches the coastline.

The Quiksilver "La Vaca Gigante IV" is Spain’s most important big wave surfing event. On the 17th January, five-metre waves are expected, which means the minimum height for the event is reached and surfers may hit the waters.

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