Surfer Alpaca: Domingo Pianezzi already thinks how will he teach his elefant

Domingo Pianezzi has entered the world of surfing stardom as he taught the first alpaca to surf the waves of the San Bartolo Beach, in Peru.

"Pisco" is the name of the new surfer alpaca. Pianezzi has already taught a dog ("Kalani") and a cat to ride waves.

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Josh Constable: let's have a flying longboard

A drop in swell did little to deter the world’s finest professional longboarders from dropping near perfect scores as the Noosa Festival of Surfing showcased world class performances in both the Pro Men’s and Women’s divisions today.

Despite a stacked heat draw consisting of ASP World Champions and multiple Australian Title holders it was non other than defending Golden Breed Pro LQS champion Taylor Jensen (USA), who blew the competition out of the water, posting the second near perfect 9.00 ride of the event, in dredging low tide conditions during the quarterfinals.

Completing a sensational performance off a smoking right-hander, Jensen’s series of clean off the top blasts and a fantastic barrel ride on the inside, earned him his spot into the semifinals over Jackson Close (Qld), Mitch Surman (Qld) and Jesse Jerrems (Qld).

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Mick Fanning: not here to offer the victory to Taj Burrow

Local hero and current Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) number one rated world surfer Taj Burrow looked at ease winning his opening heat of the Drug Aware Pro at Margaret River today.

Burrow won this event way back in 1997 as a teenager and over the past few years has not competed here but under the new ASP one world rating system he’s back and keen for a big result in his home waters.

“The waves are pumping here, just about as good as Margaret River gets and the field is super strong so I’d love to do well ” said Burrow’s.

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