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The final ASP World Tour Surfing women’s event of the year is happening right now in Portugal. From October 3-7 the EDP Cascais Girls Pro presented by Billabong will decide both the 2013 ASP Women’s World Champion as well as the qualifiers for the elite 2014 ASP Top 17.

Round 1 of the EDP Cascais Girls Pro began yesterday morning at 10:30am in rippable two-to-three foot waves at the primary site of Carcavelos.

“We have decent surf on offer this morning at the primary site of Carcavelos and we’ll commence competition at 10:30am,” Dave Shipley, ASP International Women’s Head Judge, said yesterday. “We’ll monitor conditions throughout the morning through Round 1, with Round 2 on standby. Good luck to all our competitors today.”

Good luck, indeed! Here are the current top 5 ranking women:

1. Carissa Moore (HAW), 21
2. Tyler Wright (AUS), 19
3. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 22
4. Courtney Conlogue (USA), 21
5. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 25

Check out the webcast LIVE via www.aspeurope.com/edpcascais.

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Now that summer’s over, the temps are going to get a little chillier. Luckily for you, we’ve got kook proof wetsuits that will help you maintain your flexibility and lessen the effects of cold water so you can surf comfortably for hours. Score! You’ll still be able to go out in the water and catch some waves; just be prepared with the right equipment. Here are a few of our wetsuit essentials for the next several months:

XCEL 3/2mm Axis OS Full
With Quick Dry Lining in the chest and a premium glued & blindstitched seam construction, the Axis Series delivers excellent warmth and stretch across a variety of entry systems. Other features include smarter offset (“OS”) back entry design which keeps the zipper off the spine to reduce pressure and increase flexibility and comfort, glued and blindstitched zipper flaps and a reinforced zipper base, maximizing warmth and minimizing flushing, and a ”rolled” collar design with inner SmoothSkin and outer UltraStretch neoprene for warmth and comfort. Comfy! $159.95.

Billabong 302 SGX Xero GBS Full Wetsuit
Billabong wetsuits are made by surfers for surfers, so you’ll appreciate these wetsuits “get” what features are needed. The Billabong SGX Series is the world’s lightest wetsuit that fits about as well as an additional set of skin, yet is expressively warmer than many other suits out on the market. Give Taj a run for his money. $439.50.

O’Neill Psycho 3 4/3 Full
“Phenomenal!” is what we routinely hear about this O’Neill wetsuit. Built from 100% of the lightest, most flexible neoprene available, this wetsuit will conform to your every movement, and because of the semi-dry nature of the seals, you can get away with a 4/3 thickness when you usually need a 5/4/3mm. The collar, wrist, and legs cuffs are flush resistant, and the seams are sealed and double taped (taped inside and outside). The internal poly fleece lining helps to wick moisture from your body so you’re drier and warmer in the water. $470.00.

Billabong 403 Xero Revolution CZ Full
The Billabong Xero 4/3 mm chest zip wetsuit is constructed of AXR airlite recycled superflex which is a premium light-weight, super-soft, foam core, combined with a 100% recycled polyester inner and outer jersey; it’s warm, flexible and environmentally responsible. All internal seams are glued and blind stitched with stress point reinforcement on all internal seams and welded junction points. Plus, it’s got a cool camo design that’s not too invasive, a new contour collar for added comfort and, welded seam sealing externally for water tight durability. $249.50.

Billabong 302 SOL SG5 Chest Zip Full Wetsuit
You won’t go wrong with snagging one of our best selling wetsuits. Part of Billlabong’s utilitarian SG5 wetsuit line, the 302 Sol CZ Wetsuit is loaded with high-tech features to deliver tons of bang for your buck. Features ZG400 neoprene for flexibility and durability, chest-zip entry for easy on and off, and a classic 3/2 thickness which keeps you prepared for cool-water temperatures roughly between the low 50s to mid 60s (Fahrenheit). $339.50.

O’Neill Reactor 3/2 Full
One of our most affordable and best selling wetsuits, the men’s O’Neill Reactor 3/2 full wetsuit is constructed with high-stretch FluidFlex neoprene and lightweight, durable, and slick-faced Fluid Foam neoprene (30% fluidflex/70%fluid foam), the Reactor is designed for low-bulk comfort, total freedom of movement, and reduced resistance in the wind and water in warm conditions. Also features a krypto padz ergonomic knee protection, YKK back zip system, single super seal collar, hidden key pocket, strategic seamless paddle zones, and flatloc stitched seams. Definitely carries out O’Neill founder Jack O’Neill’s mission to create gear that would help him “surf longer.” $100.00.

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This past Monday marked Day 1 of the ISA World Longboard Championship (WLC) with firing waves that ranged from 6-8 feet at the world-class, left pointbreak in Huanchaco, Trujillo, on the northern coast of Peru.

The world’s best longboarders from 22 countries are competing for gold. Each National Team consists of up to 2 Open Men, 1 Open Women and 1 Junior Under-18, plus Team Officials.

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The confirmed countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Great Britain, Hawaii, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Uruguay, USA, and Venezuela.

Longboarding has traditionally been included in the ISA World Surfing Games since 1988, but due to its growing popularity, this is its first stand-alone World Longboard Championship.

Huanchaco is known as the cradle of surfing in Latin America. The waves at Huanchaco allow the surfers to perform multiple maneuvers in a ride including critical turns, big cut backs, huge floaters and nose rides.

Remarked ISA President Fernando Aguerre, “Peru is known for its ideal surfing conditions with consistent swell and great weather. The surfers will be practicing on the long lefts in preparation for the World Championship. Surf in the head high to overhead range is expected for the start of the competition. As I like to remind all athletes, even though only some of the competitors will win medals, they are all champions, having competed for their countries as members of their National Surfing Teams.”

The 2013 ISA World Longboard Championship is a double elimination competition, with the first two surfers always advancing to the next Qualifying Round. Surfers in third and fourth place move into the Repechage Round, giving them a second chance to advance. However, another third or fourth place finish, and they will be out of the competition

Below is the list of our confirmed USA Team:

USA
Taylor Jensen (Open Men)
Tony Silvagni (Open Men)
Rachael Tilly (Open Women)
Nick Anderberg (Junior U-18)

Good luck!

For the webcast, click here and for the latest event’s results, click here.

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