Tom Hartmann

The first ever “Surf and Kite Austria - Movie Awards” were presented mid January at the Surfer’s Lounge party on a boat right in the center of Vienna.

Awards were given away for best Austrian windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing movies of the year 2007.

Naish Sails rider Tom Hartmann was crowned as winner in the “Best Windsurfing Video” category for his production “Tropical Waters II” which was also awarded second place overall.

Source: Naish TV

Dane Williams

Police searched Monday for a 23-year-old man who disappeared from downtown San Diego over the weekend.

Dane Chandler Williams was last seen at Sixth and K streets leaving Hard Rock Cafe around 2 a.m. Saturday, according to San Diego police Sgt. Garry Collins.

Williams is from the Los Angeles area and in town for a convention. He did not return to his hotel room after leaving the restaurant, nor did he show up for work at the convention the next day, Collins said.

Foul play is not suspected yet, but friends fear something bad may have happened because for Williams not to show up for work is out of character, Collins said.

Williams has blonde hair, brown eyes and is around 6 feet 1, weighing about 175 pounds. He was wearing a black shirt with white strips and blue jeans. Anyone with information on Williams' whereabouts is asked to call San Diego police at (619) 531-2000.

Source: Hurley


A 17-year-old boy and his father rescued a drunk graffiti artist at the Maroubra's drain, last week, in New South Wales, Australia.

The 27-year-old man was spray-painting in the drain, when a furious storm hit the region.

His two friends - a 21-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man - were swept a mile to Lurline Bay and could not be saved. Fortunately, surfers father and son saw him waving for help and threw their surfboards to save his life.

The 17-year-old teenager said the lucky man was drunk when he finally got to him. Maroubra is one of the best places in the region for bodyboarding and 'sewersliding' in the drain.

Police has already stated that the survivor may be charged for entering enclosed lands. The local community is now discussing if the maps of underground tunnels and drains should or should not be public.

Brad Domke calls Cylinders his home. He's been riding it for more than a decade. But you've never seen him in board transfers like these.

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