Jadson Andre: home win

Jadson Andre has conquered the 2010 Billabong Pro Santa Catarina, in Brazil.

In the final heat of this thrilling surf contest in South America, the Brazilian defeated Kelly Slater.

Andre got 14.40 points against 14.00 scored by the nine-time world champion.

The event No. 3 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour was held at the primary site of beautiful Praia da Vila, in Santa Catarina.

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Swedish surfing pioneers: Ake Gylling and Per Torstensson in the 80's

Surfing in Sweden started 30 years go, back in the late 70's, when a group of skateboarders tried the first waves in the west coast of this Scandinavian country.

Per Torstensson, Stisse Bengtsson, Micki Carlsson and Ake Gylling were the first Swedish surfers. They started the mythic Porridge Bay Surf Club, designed a logo and even made T-Shirts to identify themselves.

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Jadson Andre: bright future ahead

The Billabong Pro Santa Catarina put in a marathon 20 heats of competition today as Round 3 and the opening four heats of Round 4 were completed in clean three-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at Praia da Vila.

The third stop on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Santa Catarina plays a vital part in both the 2010 ASP World Title race as well as the requalification campaigns of the world's best surfers, and today's assault by the new guard substantially ed both courses this season.

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