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Romain Laulhe (Anglet, FRA) won the 4-Star rated Vendee Surf Pro in 3 to 5 ft (1.2 to 1.5 meter) waves today, his maiden Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) crown. Laulhe, who defeated runner-up Luke Campbell (AUS) in a 35-minute man-on-man final, controlled the battle with power surfing and flying maneuvers to clinch the crown.

The kings of big wave surfing have been crowned at the eighth annual Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards in California.  Regarded as the Oscars of big wave surfing, the 2007/08 awards recognize the biggest and heaviest waves ridden and documented over the past twelve months.

Surfing history was created on the final day of the Drug Aware Pro Margaret River presented by O’Neill, as two new champions were crowned at Surfers Point. Tom Whitaker (Bronte, NSW) and Paige Hareb (New Zealand) created their own individual pieces of history, both sealing their maiden professional tour victories in style.

Team South Africa continues its reign as the undisputed king of world masters surfing after trumping the world’s best 35-years and older surfers to win the overall teams crown at the 2008 ISA World Masters Surfing Championship in perfect point break waves at Punta Rocas in Peru today.

SurfParks are pleased to announce that their extensive Surf Pool redesign process has successfully concluded, and they are finally equipped to bring world class waves to Orlando.

Brazilian Adriano de Souza has defeated Frenchman Jeremy Flores in the final of the six-star World Qualifying Series $US80,000 Mark Richards Pro at Newcastle’s Merewether Beach.

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