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- 25 June 2008 | Surfing
Current ASP World No. 4 Adriano de Souza (BRA) proved victorious today, defeating countryman Marcelo Trekinho (BRA) to claim the 2008 Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 5-Star Billabong Surf ECO Festival at Praia do Forte.
Defeating both Nathaniel Curran (USA) and Shaun Cansdell (AUS) en route to his Finals berth, De Souza ensured a Brazilian champion today. In the all-Brazilian final against Trekinho, Adriano had the best performance of the day, securing a 9.73 out of a possible 10, totaling a 17.40 out of a possible 20.
“I am so happy with my result here,” De Souza said. “I am so excited because this is the second event that I compete in Bahia as a professional surfer. This is my second victory here and I want this feeling forever.”
“Now my focus is on the ASP Women’s World Tour,” De Souza continued. “I’ll come soon on J-Bay (South Africa) to training a lot. I want to keep my level on top and stay on first positions.”
- 18 June 2008 | Surfing
The International Surfing Association is proud to present "For a Better Surfing Future", the first ever ISA movie.
It features the life of the five 2007 ISA Individual Scholarship Program recipients: Juninho Urcia from Peru, Imani Wilmot from Jamaica, Guillermo Satt from Chile, Diego Vargas from Ecuador and Lungani Memani from South Africa.
This is the story of five young surfers and their dreams, struggling in countries where the odds of success are stacked against them. Five local directors give us an inside look of the day to day lives of those who follow the great dream of becoming professional surfers.
They are good surfers, good students and great role models for their community. In five short films, we take the journey to the deep blue of the Jamaican Caribbean, the desert beaches of Northern Peru, the green of the beautiful Ecuadorian waves, the heavy South Pacific waves of Arica, Chile and the Xhosa view of surfing in South Africa.
Five young surfers and their dreams.
Five stories, full of stoke, persistence and love for surfing.
Five stories, in five countries, of five surfers searching
For a Better Surfing Future.
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- 17 June 2008 | Surfing
They say life starts at 40, and if this truly is the case then this year’s edition of the Mr. Price Pro is set to be the best yet. Founded in 1969, the event formerly known as the Gunston 500, has brought the world’s top surfers to Durban’s shores for four decades and 2008 will be no different.
Over 200 international surfers are set to converge at New Pier Beach for the ninth edition of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 6-Star Mr. Price Pro, which kicks off from June 27-July 6, 2008.
Marking the halfway stage on the prestigious ASP WQS (the qualifier for the top tier ASP World Tour), the 6-Star rated Mr. Price Pro will see tensions running high as surfers contend for valuable ASP ratings points and a spot among the world’s Top 45 surfers at the end of the year.
Sunny Garcia (HAW), 1992 Gunston 500 Champion and 2000 ASP World Champion, has been granted a wildcard entry into this year’s Mr. Price Pro and will be gunning for a solid result in the hope to return to top tier competition.