- 01 April 2010 | Surfing
Nine-time ASP World Champion, Kelly Slater, 38 years, will quit surfing after the 2010 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, in Australia.
The surfing legend from Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA, has decided to dedicate his full-time schedule to professional golfing.
Kelly Slater is a very well known VIP in the world's top golf greens and has been training alongside with PGA Tour professional golfers.
The pro surfer has told SurferToday.com that he plans to move to Algarve, Portugal, where there are plenty of paparazzi-free world class golf camps.
- 01 April 2010 | Surfing
Today clean water campaigners Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) are launching a new campaign after witnessing UFOs invading UK beaches. SAS’s UFOs campaign of course refers to Unidentified Floating Objects!
The new campaign calls on the public to help identify persistent marine litter and allows them to upload their own UFOs, in the hope that SAS can trace the polluters and change their damaging industrial practices.
SAS have captured 2 types of mysterious UFO and are calling on the public’s expertise to help identify what they are used for, by whom and where. Armed with this information SAS will be able to trace the polluter and work with them to prevent these UFO invading our beaches in future.
SAS are also calling on beach users all over the UK to be vigilant when on their local beaches. If you witness a UFO on your beach, and if it’s safe to do so, capture it and send it to SAS’s Area 51 gallery by post or send an image and we’ll upload it. From here we can call on experts all over the world to aid us with identifying these UFO.
SAS Campaign Director Andy Cummins says: “These Unidentified Floating Objects, or UFOs as we know them, are invading our beaches all over the UK. You can be an active and important part of this campaign. With your knowledge and expertise we can trace the UFOs origins and bring a stop to these alien invaders by tackling the polluting companies.”
- 31 March 2010 | Surfing
The one event that unites all New Zealand surfers right from the Under 14 through to the Over 55s and everyone in between is geared up to hit Gisborne during the Easter break. The Hyundai National Surfing Championships will take place from the 1st – 5th of April and will showcase the best surfers in New Zealand.
The Hyundai National Championships is the fourth of five events on the 2009/10 Export Gold Series.
The event, traditionally held during early summer for the past 20 years, was moved to the April dates after New Zealand secured the World Junior Championships held at Piha during January. The change in dates look set to provide the event with some great waves as yet another weather system passes by the East Coast of New Zealand pushing swell into the Gisborne area.