Marlon Lipke triumphs at the 2012 Protest Vendee Pro

Marlon Lipke conquered the 2012 Protest Vendee Pro, in a close fought low scoring final against Vincent Duvignac, Joan Duru and Romain Cloitre. The decisive heat was surfed in shifting 4-5ft waves, in which wind conditions severely affected peaks. “The left here is so much fun, I remember surfing it like 10 years ago when I was staying at Gregory Pastusiak’s house and this whole event I’ve been surfing it despite everyone sticking to the right”, Marlon said. Watch the final highlights, here . “I guess it was kind of a risk for me but luckily it paid off! The wind picked up again during the final and destroyed the waves, with very few offering a shoulder to work with, but I felt like when you put a lot of energy in and keep catching waves then eventually it pays off”. Lipke, who qualified and surfed on the World Championship Tour in 2009, rises back and takes an early lead on the ASP European rankings. The 28 year-old German based in Portugal has been remodelling his approach to surfing events and starts 2012 with a strong goal of building up on his result in Vendee.

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Marlon Lipke triumphs at the 2012 Protest Vendee Pro

Conlogue Wins Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic

Courtney Conlogue (USA), 19, has won the prestigious 2012 Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic, over Malia Manuel (HAW), 18, at Dee Why beach today. In clean, but challenging two to three foot (1.5 metre) waves, the world’s best female surfers battled head-to-head for the biggest prize purse on the ASP Women’s World Championship Tour, with Conlogue taking home USD$30,000.

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Catamarans make surfable river waves in Portugal

A group of Portuguese surfers has been surfing waves with the helping hand of catamarans, in the River Tejo, in Lisbon, Portugal. On rush hour, the flat waters of Tejo get a very special 2-foot swell, in rather unusual conditions. Catamarans linking both sides of River Tejo are creating waves that can be ridden by surfers, in certain days and hours, depending on the schedule of the big boat, the tide and moon phase. “This is a dream we have. We do not live in front of a beach with waves, but surfing has become a reality at the doorstep. It’s funny and it’s something different, something that is not seen worldwide”, says Ricardo Carrajola, a local surfer. Riders between 25 and 26 year have been enjoying this unlikely surf spot, in a country full of world-class wave peaks. The surfing conditions in the River Tejo have improved in the last years, because the old transportation ferries have been replaced by modern full-throttle catamarans. Actually, when catamarans pass by the group of surfers, they wave their hands asking the skipper to accelerate, in order to get bigger and better waves. Watch them riding artificial catamaran waves, here .

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Dramatic waves surfed at Panama’s Playa Venao

Eighty surfers were knocked out of the 2012 ISA World Junior Surfing Championship. By the end of the day, just 116 of the record-number 303 athletes were still in the running for a spot on the three podiums. “I always tell the competitors, I know everyone wants a medal, but you’ve got to be prepared to deal with that not happening. You’ve got hundreds of kids with the same hope and goal,” said Fernando Aguerre, the president of the ISA. “That’s part of the beauty of personality, of character, being able to cope with defeat; that’s part of life. Life is not a rose garden. Life is a bunch of good things, of bad things, good times and bad times. You just have to use the good times as a springboard for the bad times and endure.”

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