Julian Wilson: still battling for the Dream Tour

The time is running out for surfers of the O'Neill World Cup of Surfing. The flat days are gone so the organizers decided to restart the competition in two surf spots, in order to maximize the waves at hand and ensure that the event will wrap up tomorrow at the peak of the swell.

Head-high waves and small surfboards resulted in more than 1,000 waves surfed. Julian Wilson, 22, was one of the highlights of the day. “This morning was the second time I surfed (Val's Reef) in my heat,” said Wilson.

“If you sit there and watch it for a while, you can see which ones are the good ones and which ones aren't. It's a fun little right so it suits me fine. Even if I don't qualify this year, I'll still be in a good position for next year.”

Wilson still has chances of qualifying for the 2011 ASP World Tour. The battle is not over yet.

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Tandem Surfing: that's nice, Ju and Marie

Have you ever heard of tandem surfing? Well, imagine a couple of classic ballet dancers, a longboard and waves. There you go. Sometimes, it feels like someone is asking for a ride from the lineup to the beach and, suddenly, a dance happens.

Tandem surfing kicked off in Waikiki, Hawaii, a long time ago when local men would give tourist women a "lift". Everyone had the opportunity to enjoy the surfing experience.

Bottom turning is quite hard with two surfers aboard. Now, add a girl hoisted up on to his shoulders and imagine the difficulty level.

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Surfers, kitesurfers, windsurfers and bodyboarders are Men and Women of challenges. The wave riders are always looking for new wave spots, unexplored coast lines, speed records, jump records and technological advances.

In 2011, there are several challenges to be conquered and completed. SurferToday.com has had a brainstorm session and brings you some ideas to be developed in the next year:

1. Artificial wave pools: there are several surf parks in the world, but perfection is still very far away. Surfers want long wave lines, size and a superior riding experience. Kelly Slater has started his Wave Company and may give a boost to this longtime dream.

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