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Michael Picon

The ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) 5-Star San Miguel Pro Zarautz pres. by Euskaltel got underway today in building swell peaking in the four to five foot (1.2 to 1.5 meter) range, event officials sending no less than thirty-two heats for an intense action-packed day of surfing.


Indonesia has cancelled the tsunami warning 45 minutes after a 7.6 magnitude earthquake rocked the Java Island. The country suspended the alert as there were no tidal waves detected by the seismologists.

Glentana Bay

A 25-year-old surfer has died after suffering a shark attack, in Glentana Bay, South Africa.

The Drifter

Saturday August 22 during the jury of International Surf Film Festival Ombak Bali 2009 selected the new Taylor Steele film ‘the Drifter’ as best surf film 2009 out of the ten films which were in competition.

2009 ASP World Tour

A cross-section of the ASP’s principle stakeholders convened two weeks ago on Australia’s Gold Coast for a two-day summit, dubbed “Rabbit Camp 2009” (after former ASP President Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew’s annual strategy sessions), where the group of event licensees, surfer representatives and ASP administrators collaborated in a discussion of several key issues regarding the future of the sport.

William Cardoso

William Cardoso (BRA), 23, has won the first edition of the ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) 6-Star Azores Islands Pro pres. by Nissan today after defeating fellow finalist and ASP WQS No. 2 Jadson Andre (BRA) in a 100% Brazilian final.

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