The Australian surfing team has won the most prestigious tournament on the planet for surfers under the age of 18, the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship, for the third consecutive time. This historic deed was achieved in the perfect waves of Le Penon beach. They provided the best conditions of the entire event, with large and perfect four to six foot faces.

Today four rounds of the repercharge and one of the main event in each division were held to determine surfers for the grand finals. The gold in the Under 18 Boys was won by the Brazilian, Alejo Muniz, in the Under 16 Boys by Tamaroa McComb of Tahiti, and in the Girls’, by Laura Enever of Australia, all of whom were crowned ISA World Junior Champions.

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Eight-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA) has won his third event on the 2008 ASP World Tour after eliminating C.J. Hobgood in the final of the Globe Pro Fiji held in six foot (two metre) waves at Cloudbreak. Slater remains the only member of the ASP Top 45 to win an event this year – the last ASP World Tour event held in Tahiti was won by a wildcard.

“I don’t think I’ve ever won three out of the first four events on tour,” Slater said. “I’ve won the first two a couple times but I think this is the first time I’ve ever done this. Being the only guy on tour to win an event is pretty odd – I don’t think there has ever been that situation on tour. I know [Tom] Curren and Potts [Martin Potter] both won the first three, but I don’t think a wildcard filled in that fourth one.”

Slater has now extended his ASP ratings lead with Joel Parkinson (AUS) and Bede Durbidge (AUS) maintaining their World No. 2 and 3 spots behind him.

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Dungeons, means ice-cold water, thick, undulating kelp beds that cover the inside waters, abundant sea life, including a few local sharks that prey on the seal colony and of course big waves.

South African based surfer Chris Bertish was brave enough to take on one of the gnarliest waves in South Africa on a Naish Stand Up 10'6" and almost made it.

The photo speaks for itself ... pretty sick!

Source: Naish