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Mark Occhilupo had a longtime rivalry with Tom Curren

The rivalry between Australian wunderkind Mark Occhilupo and California soul champion Tom Curren produced the most exciting competitive clashes in the history of surfing.  For the first decade of surfing’s ASP pro circuit Occy and Tommy dominated the world stage with their dueling performances.

2009 Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro

Challenging three-to-four foot (1.5 metre) waves pulsed through the main site at Praia Vila today as the Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro completed Round 3 of competition, narrowing the remaining field down to the final 16 surfers.

2009 Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro

Following three consecutive lay days, the Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro is back on with Round 3 hitting the water at 8am in clean three-to-four foot (1.5 metre) waves at the main site of Praia Vila.

2009 Mr Price Pro

Former ASP South African Pro Junior Champion Klee Strachan (Winkelspruit) was the lucky recipient of the Aloha spirit at the Mr. Price Pro Ballito today, when Hawaiian surfing heavyweight Michael Ho, 51, (Oahu) gave up his spot in the main event for the local surfer.

Barton Lynch is the new Head Coach of the Australian Surfing Team

Surfing Australia is proud announce Barton Lynch as head coach of the TravelSIM Team Australia group of eight surfers heading to Costa Rica for the 2009 International Surfing Association (ISA) Billabong World Surfing Games.

Joy Monahan

Reigning ASP Women’s World Longboard Champion Joy Monahan (Oahu, HAW), 23, will defend her title at the upcoming fourth edition of the Roxy ASP Women’s World Longboard Championships (WWLC), from July 10 to 14, 2009, at La Côte des Basques in Biarritz, France.

The Summer Surf Gear Guide 2019