- 18 July 2008 | Surfing
The NSP Soulfiles is at the pinnacle of all northern surfers and windsurfers diaries, a legendary event. It has flown from the ashes of the Red Bull Soulwave and is now in its third year. Combining forces with the smooth lay back atmosphere of the surfjoint the party will be even bigger and better than ever. Local guys fighting against pros like Victor Fernandez or Jonas Ceballos is something you have to see to believe.
Going against this big names brings out the best of everyone like local hero Lars Peterson said after his double front loop last year: “ Man I did`nt knew that I can do this. It`s my first attempt after a lot of years, whow.” Also on the surfing side there will be a lot to see. Brasillian breed Surfers against the rest of the world like the last two years? Or will Casper Steinfarth use his daily routine to get himself high on the podium?
Anyway, in longboarding, shortboarding and in the groms devision there is a brand new NSP or Southpoint board waiting for the winner. And this is for the girls, do not just stay on the beach, get out. If we will get more than four of you there will be a winner board for you, too.
- 18 July 2008 | Surfing
World renowned Victorian Beach, Jan Juc will be the venue for the Surfing Competition of the 2009 Australian Masters Games. Surfing is a new sport for the Australian Masters Games and organizers are keen to encourage as many surfers as possible competing.
The Surfing Event will be held from February Monday 23rd through to February Friday 27th. There will be Mens and Womens competitions in Shortboard, Longboard and Kneeboard for age divisions of 30+, 40+, 50+ and 60+. The event has been allocated five days including waiting days to make sure of the best possible conditions.
Surfing Victoria will be coordinating the surfing event on behalf of the 2009 Australian Masters Games which is hosted by the Confederation of Australian Sport (CAS), the peak body for sport in Australia.
Source: Australian Masters Games
- 17 July 2008 | Surfing
Eight-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA) beat reigning ASP World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS) today to win the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay, earn his 38th ASP World Tour victory and claim the fourth event on the 2008 ASP World Tour.
“I didn’t realize I was going to be overwhelmed by it, but I haven’t been in this position before, at this point of the year, with this many wins,” Slater said. “There are great things going on in my life so I’m just trying to soak it up and be appreciative.”
Surfing his 14th season on the ASP World Tour, Slater is still the only member of the Top 45 to win an event this season. The one tournament Slater lost was won by an event wildcard. He now has a 1262 point lead on World No. 2 Joel Parkinson and is in commanding contention to claim his 9th ASP World Title.
“I’ve put a lot of years in obviously, it’s been my life on so many levels for so long, in a way I was trying to pull back from it, but also I do love it,” Slater said. “I get a lot of enjoyment out of competing because competing really pushes your level. The best performances in the world are on tour.”