Andy Irons: massive result!

A very focused and quiet surfing gave Andy Irons the 2010 Billabong Pro Tahiti title against CJ Hobgood, in 2-3 foot windy and shy Teahupoo, despite two early wipe outs for both competitors. Irons has completed his goal of winning, at least, a contest until he leaves professional surfing.

The fifth event of the 2010 ASP World Tour is a key stop for the world surfing championship. Watch the final highlights.

“I feel like I’m back,” Irons said. “I have to thank ASP for giving me the wildcard back here. My whole dream was to come back and just win one contest, and I’ve done that now. I want more. And to win at Teahupoo, it’s my favourite wave in the world. It’s a very special win.”

Jordy Smith was forced to an early exit and Kelly Slater clinched absolute relevant points in order to get his long waited 10th crown. He is now in the 2nd place of the rankings.

In the "Clash of the Modern Icons", Kelly Slater and Andy Irons fought a classic battle. It was a tense and intense 12th encounter of the two Americans and Irons was pretty happy to get through to the final. He's back to the top surfing performances.

The 12-day waiting period of the 2010 Billabong Pro Tahiti was full of emotions.

The next decisions will be made in Trestles, at the Hurley Pro.

Final of the 2010 Billabong Pro Tahiti:

Andy Irons 14.67
CJ Hobgood  8.33

Hurricane Earl: the direction of the beast for the next hours

Surfers are checking out the wave conditions throughout the East Coast of USA, as the Hurricane Earl approaches the shore line.

High wave and pounding surf will be expected in many Florida beaches. In Cocoa Beach, for example, surfers are trying to match the tide with the swell. Winds may reach 170 km/h.

Lifeguards had already a lot work. Swimmers and surfers have been rescued.

Also, in Jacksonville Beach, the waves are pretty consistent and the pier is packed with populars and watermen.

The Hurricane Earl is offering long rides and power sets. Please, do not go hit the surf alone or if you have not enough experience.

Check the wave height forecast for the East Coast of USA.

Jeremy Johnston: looking good, dude

Fresh off a win in epic Virginia Beach at the 2010 Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships, Jeremy Johnston continues to be the last guy you want in your heat in any conditions.

Surfing since the trials, Johnston worked his way through the long weekend grind into Sunday's final, which turned out to be head high and firing thanks to Hurricane Danielle.

The win is Johnston's first ECSC title. Earlier this year he took home the 2010 East Coast Scholastic Surfing Championships in his New Smyrna Beach backyard.

Charged up and more focused than ever, keep an eye on Jeremy to make a big competitive push through the rest of the year and into 2011.

Former USA Surf Team standout, Jeremy is no stranger to the international stage. "I feel like I'm just now hitting my prime," he says. "I can't wait to see what kind of damage I can do on both coasts this coming winter."