Surfski: they even drop in like we do

Many wave riders have already witnessed this new sport in our oceans. It's called Surfski.

Basically, it is an open kayak specially designed to get the most of wind and waves. It can reach 25 km/h.

The IC Surfski World Cup 2010 - Nelo Summer Challenge will be held in Azurara, Vila do Conde, Portugal, between 27th and 28th August.

250 competitors from 25 countries are expected to hit one of the best surfing spots in the North of Portugal.

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Gracetown Beach: we've lost a friend

A 31-year-old surfer was killed by a shark off the coast of Western Australia.

Nick Edwards was attacked at South Point, Gracetown, 270 kilometres south of Perth.

Our friend was transported to Margaret River Hospital, but died after losing too much blood.

The surfboard was broken. A large number of seals may have attracted the shark to the surfing area.

The beach was closed after this sad event.

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Tahiti: a place where wipe outs are quite frequent

Surfers competing in the Air Tahiti Nui VonZipper Trials, the precursor to event number 5 on the ASP Men’s World Tour, the Billabong Pro, Tahiti, have been blessed with the ultimate warm-up at the legendary Tahitian break, “Teahupo’o” today.

Waves in the eight-to-10-foot range (3.5 metres) broke throughout the day allowing dozens of international arrivals to practise ahead of tomorrow’s Air Tahiti Nui VonZipper Trials. Organisers are confident the first heat of the prestigious 64-man invitational will begin in similar conditions at 8:00am Monday 16th August.

Watch the best tube riders, HERE.

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