Josh Constable: his name's Longboarder

The Noosa Festival of Surfing revealed just why the world’s top pro’s return each year as dredging low tide conditions produced show-stopping action, during the Men’s and Women’s Pro semifinals today.

Local talent Josh Constable (Noosa) once again asserted his dominance at his home break, rising to the fore of an extraordinary semifinals clash in the Men’s Golden Breed 1-Star LQS that saw the end of his run for reigning ASP World Champion Harley Ingleby (Coffs Harbour).

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Sunny Garcia: 'this time I'll try with two boards...'

Taj Burrow has edged into the Round of 24 of the Association of Surfing Professionals 6-star prime rated Drug Aware Pro at Margaret River, narrowly avoiding elimination with a high scoring wave in the last minute of his heat.

Needing a score of 6.78 to progress, Burrow found a nice right hander that allowed him to get in three big manoeuvres, ending the wave on dry reef. The judges rated the wave a score of 7.93, shooting Taj to first in his heat and through to the next round.

With such a quality field surfing at the Drug Aware Pro this year, Burrow expected a tough heat.

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Mick Fanning: the home pressure is on

The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach presented by Snickers is preparing for the greatest assemblage of surfing talent in history to descend upon the tiny Victorian hamlet of Torquay, as the world's best surfers look to lay waste to the pristine righthanders of the region.

Event No. 2 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach is the highly-anticipated follows up to an exciting season opener, and with 15 ASP World Titles represented amongst the ASP Top 45, this year's event promises to be a showdown for the ages, running from March 30 through April 10, 2010.

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