The Margaret River wave: backside time

Huge surf provided ideal conditions as the world's top surfers charged the 3 to 4m (12 feet plus) waves at Margaret River today.

Local favourite and current Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World No. 1 surfer Taj Burrow lead the charge by easily winning both his round of 24 and round of 16 heats to advance through to tomorrow's quarter finals where he will face fellow WA surfer Yadin Nicol.

"It's seriously big out there this morning" said an excited Burrow after the heat win.

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Surfers in Nova Scotia: some say snow is like sand...

On cold winter mornings, most Canadians are snuggled up in bed. But in Nova Scotia, some self-described crazies are throwing themselves into the Atlantic.

It was way back in the 1960's when locals on Lawrencetown Beach started noticing some free spirits diving into the ocean with surfboards.

Now the Eastern Shore is quickly growing an international reputation as one of the best cold water destinations in the world. Not only are more folks surfing here, they're moving here to do it.

Watch the entire surfing documentary by CBC Television.

This is the trailer for "Winter Wave Riders":

Gul Night Surf: afternoon training pictured

The 2010 Gul Night Surf will be held at Fistral Beach, Newquay, on the 18th June.

This year's venue is bigger and better to welcome the hundreds of surfers that will be attending this unusual surfing event, in the United Kingdom.

The Gul Night Surf will have a Men, Women and Longboard competition, as well as several beach games and parties. This event is part of the 2010 UK Pro Surf Tour.

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