Noel Robinson: a XXL charger (Photo: Kent Porter/Press Democrat)

Big wave rider Noel Robinson has lost his life after a wipeout, in Southern Mexico, 200 miles south of Acapulco.

Robinson had disappeared in the water for one hour, when close friends found him. He was living between Bodega Bay and Puerto Escondido and everyone loved his warm personality.

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Sally Fitzgibbons: the Estoril girl of the week

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Estoril Surf Billabong Girls 6-Star Women's event was won for the second year inrow by Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) in a one-sided final over Jacqueline Silva (BRA) at the main contest site of Bafureira in Estoril.

Conditions once again varied during the day with reasonable 4ft (1m) right-handers wrapping the reef at Bafureira to run the final day of the Estoril Surf Billabong Girls 2010. Event officials gave the green light for the action to with the incoming tide helping to increase the size of the waves and light winds helped to clean up conditions after yesterday's strong southerly wind.

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Corey Ziems: the surf lycra is too small for him

Current Queensland Championship Circuit ratings leader Corey Ziems (Currumbin, Qld)) today claimed the 2010 WAECO Alley Classic securing a slice of Queensland surfing history etching his name once again alongside the likes of elite Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour competitors Joel Parkinson (Snapper Rocks, Qld), Luke Munro (Currumbin, Qld) and Adriano De Souza (Brazil) on the event’s winners list.

Ziems proved his 2007 Alley Classic win was no fluke, leaving nothing to doubt today as the famed Currumbin pointbreak delivered clean, contestable, 1m waves for the finals.

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