The Other Surfing World Champ

Updated: November 11, 2008, 6:49 AM ET
By Jon Coen

Well, surfing has a new world champ.

What's that you say? Kelly clinched it weeks ago in Europe.

True, but you might want to check that closed-minded mentality at the door. There's more to surfing that what is done on wafer-thin 6'2 thrusters on the Dream Tour. This weekend, Bonga Perkins won the ASP's World Longboard Tour, by winning the Oxbow World Longboard Championship at San Onofre.

Now, the tour may only be two events, and the ASP may not even readily list the prize ...

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