Zoltan Torkos: the magic surfer

Zoltan Torkos says he is the first surfer on Earth to have pulled two kickflips on a surfboard. Have you done it first? Do you know someone who has done it before?

If not, the Santa Cruz trickster has reasons to celebrate. The surfing kickflip is definitely not easy because you're working in a liquid surface. The kickflip is also known in the skateboarding world as "magic flip".

In this case, the surfer flicked his foot at an angle toward the nose of the surfboard, in order to make it flip 360 degrees along the board's axis. Watch the two kickflips by Zoltan Torkos.

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Kelly Slater: too tall to play basketball

Proving the Kelly Slater is an international sports star, what about a 10th title celebration at the mythic Staples Center, the world-class arena home to the US basketball team Los Angeles Lakers?

Yes, it's true. The Lakers put on a private party for Kelly and 20 of his closest friends in the Chairman’s room prior to the game. Food, drinks and a customized cake were offered to the best surfer of all time.

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Tyler Wright: one of the best surfer girls

The top 17 female surfers that will run the 2011 ASP World Tour have been decided.

With the allocation of the ASP Wildcard (going to Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS), 24), there will be a place for the best 10 finishers from the 2010 championship, plus the top six finishers on the ASP Women’s World Rankings.

"We have an excellent field of girls on tour and a solid schedule. We’re excited for a big year in 2011", Renato Hickel, ASP World Tour Manager, said.

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