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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Carlos Burle and Maya Gabeira: Brazilians and XXL wave chargers

Carlos Burle is the new Big Wave World Tour (BWWT) champion.

The Brazilian rider is the first-ever surfer to be crowned with this title, as BWWT concludes its inaugural season. The 42-year-old big rider got very emotional in his acceptance speech.

"What we do out there is not easy. What we do is the biggest and most stressful thing in the world. We never know when it's going to happen. (...) And we have to deal with those monster waves. We are the most prepared human beings in the world", he stated.

Watch all the video highlights of the 2009/2010 Big Wave World Tour. Carlos Burle received his trophy at the Surfing Heritage Foundation, in San Clemente, California.

The first Big Wave World Tour (BWWT) was a four stage competition: Quiksilver Ceremonial Punta de Lobos in Chile, the Billabong Pico Alto Invitational in Peru, the Maverick's Surf Contest in California and Todos Santos Big Wave Event in Mexico.

In the next challenge will add the Nelscott Reef Contest to the list of events.

2009/2010 Big Wave World Tour final ranking:

1. Carlos Burle
2. Mark Healey
3. Chris Bertish
4. Grant Baker
5. Peter Mel
6. Shane Desmond6
7. Greg Long
8. Shane Dorian
9. Anthony Tashnick

Reef party: a must and you understand why

Reef presented the World Premiere of Cancer to Capricorn: Path of the Modern Gypsy, at the Regency Lido Theater in Newport Beach as part of the Newport Beach Film Festival's Action Sports Film Series.

The film was directed and edited by Russell Brownley, a talented new face within the world of surf cinematography. Brownley, working along side Chris Bryan who arguably is one of the most talented water photographers in the industry today, made Cancer to Capricorn one of the greatest surf movies of 2010.

Watch the Reef team traveling to exotic locations in search of new cultural experiences and perfect surf, and you'll be dusting off your passport and on the next flight out.

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