SurfParks are pleased to announce that their extensive Surf Pool redesign process has successfully concluded, and they are finally equipped to bring world class waves to Orlando.

In an effort to balance the increased costs of completing the Surfpark with getting you wet as quickly as possible, we are closely examining a plan to launch the Ron Jon Surfpark in two phases.

Phase 1 will include a mid-sized Surf Pool producing chest to shoulder high waves with ride lengths of 30-40 yards. The wave will be a right-hander with some tubing and high performance sections.

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Brazilian Adriano de Souza has defeated Frenchman Jeremy Flores in the final of the six-star World Qualifying Series $US80,000 Mark Richards Pro at Newcastle’s Merewether Beach.

Currently ranked number nine in the world, the 19-year-old natural-footer never looked like losing to his good friend after racking up a 8.67 on his very first wave that he secured in the opening five minutes of the 30-minute final. But even before the finalists hit the water, it seemed as if the Brazilian had the psychological edge on Flores, who turns 20 in three week’s time.

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Kelly Slater (USA) has further asserted that he is the best surfer on earth after winning the Rip Curl Pro pres. by Snickers today. Launching a huge air to earn a last minute score and beat Bede Durbidge (AUS) in the final, the 36-year old has claimed his 36th event win and rung the bell for the third time.

“It feels awesome; it feels really good, ” Slater said. “The Bell is arguably the best trophy you can win in surfing. I do have a couple, but to get there and have the chance and get a third one feels really good. I’ve just joined my good friend Sunny (Garcia) with three, and I think MR (Mark Richards) and MP (Michael Peterson) have four or five – those guys are crazy.”

Slater trailed Durbidge for the first 27 minutes of the 30-minute affair. Surfing his fourth heat of the day, the 8X ASP World Champion was tired and had all but given up.

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