Maya Gabeira: hot and wild

Brazilian big wave rider and Billabong team member Maya Gabeira is the winner of the Female Action Sports Athlete for 2010 in the prestigious nationwide Teen Choice Awards poll. The awards show aired Monday night at 8PM on the Fox network.

“I am so happy and honored,” said Maya. “I'm a huge fan of all the other girls nominated in my category.”

Fans ages 13-19 could vote once each day for all of their favorite Teen Choice 2010 nominees and Maya won against some heavy hitters-including some Olympic Team snowboarders.

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Aramoana, 'The Spit': do not touch, it's sacred

The Aramoana Spit, one of the best surf spots in New Zealand, is under serious threat.

Surfers fear the expansion of dredging plans will end the quality waves in that Southern country’s peak.

Port Otago has asked the Regional Council authorization to dump dredge spoils at the Aramoana Spit, in order to allow larger ships to navigate through to the Port Chalmers.

Thirty years ago, the wave break could have been destroyed as authorities were planning an aluminum smelter. In those times, surfers and environmentalist stopped the disaster.

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Reubyn Ash: the trickster

Reubyn Ash (Newquay, GBR), 22, has won the ASP Europe Specialty 6.0 Cash for Tricks event in Anglet, France, today, the British athlete unleashing his well-known progressive surfing to dominate an angry 40-man field that once again pushed their limits in the clean two-foot surf on offer.

Ash, who finished ahead of young gun Edourard Delpero (Biarritz, FRA) and renowned free surfer Christophe Allary (Reunion Island, FRA), delivered a flawless performance of airs, aley-oops and fins-out rapid-fire turns to secure event No. 2 of the 6.0 Cash for Tricks Series.

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