News Headlines – Mon 25th

The first of winter\’s NW swell has hit Maui, producing nice conditions at Ho\’okipa according to Maui Surf Report. Skyeboy and Nayra have certainly been enjoying it too. Check out some great pictures from Jimmie Hepp and Maui Watershoot. And enjoy this movie from Happy Surfer of Francisco Goya in lighter winds earlier last as the swell first hit…

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Next door on Oahu, here\’s French freestyler Pierre Garambois at Kahala on the South Shore…

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According to Twitter, they\’ve not been so lucky down in New Zealand as the Taranaki Wave Classic was abandoned with no conditions materialising at Waitara – (not much) more here.

Second placed Formula master Xavier Ferlet reports from the recent Rio Youth & Masters Worlds on his tight battle for the title with Mathias Pinheiro on

And here\’s more on Zara Davis\’ new women\’s production board speed record of 36.99 knots at the  Luderitz Speed Challenge, Namibia…

Thanks to Continent Seven for featuring this one – Czech freestylers Johny Varik, Kozzy Sladek, Mathew Trojan and Vojta Trojan on the River Vltava in Prague, Czech Republic.

European manufacturer Gun Sails have released their 2011 collection, and as seems to be the trend this year they\’re going down the colourful route. Check them out.

Down in South America Kauli Seadi won the single elimination of the South American Wave Tour in Ibiraquera, Brazil, but had to head to the airport rather than compete in the double. This left the door open for Wilhelm Schurmann to take the title, with Kauli in second and Levi Lens third. The final stop on the Tour will be Matanzas, Chile, on 29th October. More here.

And finally, staying in Ibiraquera our wildlife photo of the month award goes to Sarah Bibby for some awesome shots from a whale-watching trip – check them out. Oh, and they\’ve scored more meaty Brazilian swell too according compadre Stef Hilder.

Photo Credit: Jimmie Hepp


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