Subway Summer Surf Series: Laura Enever wants to join the comp

Surfing Australia has announced the creation of the Subway Summer Surf Series, a 13-event competition to showcase the best male and female surfers in the Under 16 and 18 age divisions.

The contest will fill a competition void which exists at a crucial point in the development of Australia's leading junior surfers, as they progress from the Vegemite SurfGroms program, onto the Wahu Surfer Groms Comps, into the Subway Summer Surf Series, followed by the Australian Boardriders Battle.

Laura Enever and Joel Parkinson are the ambassadors of the Subway Summer Surf Series. They will inspire young Australians to be healthy and active.

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Claude Horan: the godfather of Steamer Lane | Photo: Francis Haar

Claude "Duke" Horan, the man who named Steamer Lane, has passed away at 96.

Steamer Lane is one of the most popular surf spots in the world. The iconic peak located in Santa Cruz, Northern California, was accidentally baptized by Claude Horan, in 1936.

"My God, look outside, they're breaking clean out in the steamer lane." The phrase came out of "Duke" Horan's mouth when a big swell hit the Californian coast in the late 1930s, and steamboats entered Santa Cruz Wharf.

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Justin Redman: when the log barrel earns a new meaning

Justin Redman and Georgia Young have been crowned the 2014 Western Australia longboarding champions, at Avalon.

The iconic pointbreak delivered clean, long running faces in the 3-4 feet range (2.0 metres), perfectly suited to the traditional longboards, and high performance stand up paddle boards (SUP).

The experienced Justin Redman used his repertoire of new and old school manoeuvres to take out both the Open Men's and Over 35 Masters State Titles, in emphatic style.

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