Jeremy Flores Billabong Pipe Masters
When this message arrived in my email this morning, I had visions of some beret-wearing Frenchman winning an interior decorating competition.

But, ah, Backdoor is a place, apparently, in Hawaii, and it was the venue of the Billabong Pipe Masters, the final stop on the ASP World Tour.

Flores, who is the first European to win the event in its 40-year history, came from behind in the final five minutes of his heat, scoring a near-perfect 9.37 (out of ten) and winning himself $75,000 in the process.