- 27 October 2010 | Surfing
Traveling with a surfboard has never been easy. It's expensive and you might get two pieces of a surfboard in the end.
That's why Philippe Joubert started a Rentasurfboard.com. This website offers unique services for surfers who travel. You can reserve in advance a quality surfboard, longboard or SUP for your chosen destination.
Surfers simply have to choose from the list of boards available in the destination, reserve the actual board you want to ride then pick it from the hire centre when you arrive, or even have it delivered in your hotel.
There are no extra costs compared to hiring on site.
Rentasurfboard.com is already present in Australia, Brazil, Central America, Hawaii, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Europe, Caribbean islands, North Africa and new destinations are opened every week.
- 26 October 2010 | Surfing
Russell Winter has conquered the 2010 North East Open, held at Longsands Beach, Tynemouth, UK.
The pro surfer from Newquay has showed incredible surfing performances during the whole competition. Joss Ash took the second place and French surfer Gordon Fontaine was third.
"It has been a fantastic event. I have enjoyed coming to Tynemouth and competing in good solid waves. The challenging conditions required a lot of paddling this year", Winter said.
The winner of the North East Open extends his lead of the 2010 UK Pro Surf Tour.
In the Pro Junior division, Lewis Clinton had what it takes to clinch the victory over Lyndon Wake, from Croyde. Aaron Evans was third and Sam Scoble fourth.
The 2010 UK Pro Surf Tour ends with the Animal Newquay Open, November 13th-14th.
- 26 October 2010 | Surfing
On Saturday 23rd October 2010, the second to last day of the 3 weekend long event waiting period, the elements finally came together for Surfing T&T and Caribbean Waterman to run the Chupara Pressure Pot 2010 specialty surfing event. Chupara point is a peninsular on the north coast of Trinidad that is also known as La Fillette, and is located east of Las Cuevas and west of Blanchisseuse.
The surf spot at Chupara was targeted for this event for its consistent and powerful waves, its dramatic ambiance, and its reputation as the most challenging surf spot found on the North Coast road. Additionally, the organizers partnered with the developer of the private estate located on the peninsular to raise awareness of the existence of the great surf spot and to ensure its protection remains at the forefront of the Eco-Development plans for the area.
The lure of a winner-take-all cash prize in the Open Division managed to bring all of T&T’s top surfers out of the woodwork to compete. The Open Final was a stacked event consisting of current National Champion Che Lovelace, and three (3) past National Champions Jason Apparicio, Chris Dennis, and Keith Lewis. In fact, the 4 surfers in the Final hold a combined total of 15 National Open Men’s Titles and 10+ National Junior Men’s Titles.
At the end of a hard fought 25 minute final heat, it was Jason Apparicio that came out victorious and walked away with $2400 in cash. Chris Dennis got second place and was presented an incredibly stacked hamper from Anthony P Scott. Third place winner Che Lovelace received a Souljahs 4-DVD Boxset and T-Shirt.
In the Juniors (U18) division there was a Tobago Invasion with 5 of the 8 young surfers coming from the sister-isle under the watchful eye of the event champion, Jason Apparicio.
The Tobago boys surfed really well but they were not able to overcome the consistent surfing of T&T’s current National Junior Champion surfer Dario Jordan. Dario won first place, a Souljahs DVD, and three (3) Quiksilver Trinidad T-Shirts. Second place went to Caelum Blandford, Third was Mathew Milne, and fourth was Steve Aeschlimann.
The first ever event of its kind in Trinidad was a great success and the surfing on display was high caliber. Caribbean Waterman and Surfing T&T would like to thank the its sponsors Anthony P Scott and ON87, as well as the judges, supporters and surfers that made it all possible.