The benchmark has been set for the UK Pro Surf tour – and what a benchmark! A phenomenal standard of surfing prevailed across the weekend. Fantastic weather, consistent, clean swell and a great turnout to watch what proved to be the best start to the tour yet.
The “2009 Suzuki Makka Pro” surfing contest, Jamaica’s premiere annual pro surfing event, is set to run on July 4th and 5th 2009 at the Makka surfing beach in Southaven St. Thomas. This marks the third time Jamaica will play host to the region’s best pro surfers who will be trying their luck at the over J$500,000.00 in prize money up for the taking.
Alejo Muniz was today crowned Oakley Pro Junior Brazil champion in front of a mass of screaming fans at Itajai, heralding his bright future in style.
In a riveting 30 minute final at the Billabong Pro Java in Cimaja with just four minutes remaining, ISC Number 2 ranked surfer Lee Wilson came from behind and took over the lead in a hard fought victory against Number 13 ranked Dedy Santoso, scoring a 8 out of 10 on smallish wave that he literally ripped apart all the way into the beach.
The South American Sports Organization (ODESUR) has confirmed that the First South American Beach Games will be held from December 3 to 13 in Montevideo and Punta del Este, Uruguay and Surfing is going to be an official sport in this historic occasion.
Following the success of their innovative online payment system, Surfing Queensland today launched a dynamic and user-friendly website that will transform the way the wider surfing community benefits from the State body and its resources.