Dane Reynolds: this man is on fire

Pumping three-to-five foot (1 – 1.5 metre) pulsed down the point at Snapper Rocks today, setting the stage for the world’s best surfers to unleash upon the warm-water walls at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover and the Roxy Pro Gold Coast.

The opening event of the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast saw Round 4 as well as the Quarterfinals completed today, with some massive upsets as the world’s best surfers.

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Kustom Airstrike: everybody's going to get aerial craziness'

So you already know that Kustom is throwing down US$50,000 for one crazy air in its Kustom Airstrike competition. And you also know that the victor can stomp that winning ride any time from 1 January to 31 August 2010.

Well, in recognition of the unbelievable wave of aerial assaults being launched in both freesurfing sessions and competitions, Kustom is now planning a series of monthly awards in the countdown to the final judging.

The best entry submitted to the Airstrike website each month will pocket $500 and earn bragging rights that they are firming as one of the judges’ favourites.

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Great White Shark: very dangerous | Photo: Hermanus Backpackers

The number of shark attacks in the United States of America has dropped from 41 in 2008 to 28 in 2009 and more than half involved surfers, says a report issued by the International Shark Attack File at the University of Florida.

Worldwide, the numbers show a stabilizing trend, as 60 events were observed in 2008 and 61 in 2009.

Experts say it is still too early to declare a declining trend of shark attacks in the USA.

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