Wind in your face, nine-meter wave board to ride and the feeling of the flight - this is the component of the buzz for surfers, people hooked on the buzz from the sea and riding on the board. We offer you a collection of the best photos of this summer!
1) A surfer Bethany Hamilton at the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, California, Thursday, July 23, 2009. (Matt Sayles, AP)
2) Luke Egan from Australia stands ready, if his "guardian" Joel Parkinson suddenly need to change a surfboard in the third round of the competition Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro Beach Villa Beach July 2, 2009 in Imbituba, Brazil. (Kelly Cestari, ASP / Getty Images)
3) Brett Simpson cuts the wave during the final of the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, California, July 26, 2009. Simpson won the competition. (Lori Shepler, AP)