- 19 March 2008 | Surfing
After a long 43 year wait, the traditional surfing nation of Peru will be hosting, for the second time in history, a world surfing contest - the ISA World Masters Surfing Championship. The event will be held from March 29 to April 5, in the perfect waves of Punta Rocas.
In 1965, Peruvians held the 2nd World Surfing Championship and, with the local ripper Felipe Pomar winning the second World Champion title in surfing history, the locals claimed their victory. This time, they want to do it again in their waves and with their best surfers.
After a series of four trials, the Peruvian team is formed the following way:
- 17 March 2008 | Surfing
The Swiss Surfing Association in collaboration with Wavexperience.eu is excited to announce the first ever Swiss surfing week. It is thought as a low priced possibility for landlocked Swiss surfers of all abilities to be at the ocean and have a good time in a relaxed environment.
The Swiss Surfing Week will take place from the 22nd to the 28th of September in Vieux Bouceau on the Atlantic coast in France. The Quiksilver Pro surfing contest in Hossegor which is at the same time and the best swell period of the year makes this stretch of coast the Mecca of European surfers for a couple of weeks.
All details concerning registration, arrival, lodging, prices and so on will be soon published on our website. Spots are limited and first come first serve so don’t miss it.
- 15 March 2008 | Surfing
The Arrive alive Central Coast Pro saw the crowning of a new champion, as Leigh Sedley (Sunshine Coast, QLD) defeated Shaun Gossmann (Gold Coast, QLD) in the hotly contested Men’s Final. Sedley defeated Gossmann 13.34 to 12.77 to claim his maiden World Qualifying Series (WQS) win of his career – one which was made even sweeter with the US$10,000 prize purse.
Sedley, who had been one of the most consistent surfers throughout the event, used superior wave selection, patience and a blistering backhand arsenal to eventually outpoint Gossmann. “I’m so stoked with the result, it’s a perfect start to the year for me,” he said. “I had to wait 22 minutes for a decent scoring wave, but I knew that when it came I could get the scores I needed.”
Seemingly at the cross roads of his young career, Sedley was determined to do well this year – starting with the Arrive alive Central Coast Pro. “I had a pretty ordinary year last year, but managed to salvage it towards the end with some good results,” Sedley said.