For the second year in a row, San Clemente’s own Greg Long has won the 2009 Billabong XXL thanks to his colassal 51-foot ride at Dungeons. Along with bragging rights for having the biggest cajones, Greg took home the big check worth $50,000. Not bad for someone who didn’t have a single major sponsor behind him until last year’s win. (Gracias Billabong!) Greg is a good friend of the Swell family, and couldn’t be a more well deserving soul. Hey Wheaties: we’ve got your next superstar right here. For a full rundown of the awards ceremony, log on to Surfline.Thank you for visiting the Swell blog. Visit us on www.facebook.com/swell for more exclusive fan offers, giveaways and more.
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Living a life of contradiction isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it can give you an incredible advantage over your competition. Take Jeremy Carter for example. To his friends he’s known as being incredibly unpredictable. But to his opponents, he’s recognized as one of the most consistent amateur surfers in the nation. And having recently earned the title of JV State Champ, this dynamic is clearly working for him. Surprisingly, Jeremy has been surfing for less than six years, and competing for only two. But with the steady amount of success he’s already achieved, he’s well on his way to securing a spot on the 44.
Hit the jump for Jeremy’s complete bio.
Throughout Surfer Magazine’s illustrious multi-decade history, only a handful of women have been featured on the cover. To put it mildly, this is a VERY big deal for both Carissa and the sport of women’s surfing. At just 16, Carissa has shattered records, nabbed unprecedented sponsorship deals, and is currently saddled with lofty world title expectations. At such a young age, it’s safe to say that no other professional female surfer has ever felt as much pressure to perform.
To see how far the coverage of women’s surfing has come, check out the past Surfer Magazine covers after the jump.
Quick: What’s “short, funny and frothing”, and currently reigns as the NSSA High School State Champ?
That would be none other than San Clemente High School’s Shaw Kobayashi.
But State Champ is just one of many victories. Shaw has earned in his impressive 10-year competitive career. However, it’s the title of being a top ranking ASP pro surfer that currently has Shaw’s full attention. Which is exactly what his team managers and coaches are positioning him for. (more…)