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3.3.10

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Quiksilver Pro Round 4 ON at 7:30am, Roxy Pro On Hold, Possible Finish Today

SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia (Thursday, March 4, 2010) – Round 4 of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover has been called ON today with the opening heat hitting the water at 7:30am. The solid conditions on offer this morning could potentially see a winner crowned by day’s end. The opening event of the […]

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3.3.10

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World’s Best Light Up Snapper Rocks for Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Round 3

SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia (Wednesday, March 3, 2010) – With pumping three-to-five foot (1 – 2 metre) waves running down the point at Snapper Rocks today, Round 3 of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover went off in front of a capacity crowd on the beach and hundreds of thousands watching online and […]

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3.2.10

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Thoroughbreds and New Bloods Mix Up Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Round 2

SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia (Tuesday, March 2, 2010) – Pulsing two-to-three foot (1 metre) righthanders raced down the point at Snapper Rocks today, bearing witness to the concluding eight Round 2 heats of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover. The opening event of the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast […]

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3.1.10

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Quiksilver Ku Ikaika Challenge, by C4 Waterman, Draws to a Close.

Makaha, HI (March 1, 2010) — A record winter of surf on the North Shore of Oahu failed to deliver to the West Side within the allotted one-and-a-half month holding period, resulting in a “no go” for this year’s Quiksilver Ku Ikaika Challenge, presented by C4 Waterman, at Makaha. Despite record patience and an extension […]

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3.1.10

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Roxy Pro Gold Coast Round 2 ON Followed by Quiksilver Pro Round 2

SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia (Tuesday, March 2, 2010) – Round 2 of the Roxy Pro Gold Coast, the opening event of the 2010 ASP Women’s World Tour, will hit the water in two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves at Snapper Rocks at 11am. Immediately following the completion of the two women’s Round 2 heats, the remaining eight […]

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3.1.10

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Slater and Reynolds Lead American Contingent through Early Days of Quiksilver Pro

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California (Monday, March 1, 2010) – The season opener to the 2010 ASP World Tour watched nine-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (Cocoa Beach, FL), 38, stamp his authority on competition while California free-surfing mastermind Dane Reynolds (Ventura, CA), 24, detonated the competition to escape through Round 2, leading the American contingent through […]

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3.1.10

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Mega Talents Smith and Reynolds Find Form at Quiksilver Pro Round 2

SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia (Monday, March 1, 2010) – The opening eight heats of the elimination, man-on-man Round 2 at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover were completed this afternoon in pulsing two-to-three foot (1 metre) barrelling righthanders at Snapper Rocks. The opening event of the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Quiksilver Pro […]

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3.1.10

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Tony Silvagni Wins Ocean Beach PLA Pro

SAN DIEGO, California (Sunday, February 28, 2010) – The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Longboard Qualifying Series (LQS) 2-Star Ocean Beach PLA Pro saw Tony Silvagni (Kure Beach, NC), 23, clinch the event win by navigating through wild 10 to 12 foot (3-4 metre) surf at San Diego’s Ocean Beach Pier. The four women’s finalists […]

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3.1.10

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Three-Time ASP World Champ Gilmore Rocks Roxy Pro Gold Coast Round 1

COOLANGATTA, Queensland/Australia (Monday, March 1, 2010) – The Roxy Pro Gold Coast, the opening event of the 2010 ASP Women’s World Tour, completed Round 1 this morning in clean two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves at Snapper Rocks, with the world’s best female surfers breaking the performance barriers yet again with unprecedented showings. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), […]

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2.27.10

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Tsunami Threat Forces Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast OFF for Today

COOLANGATTA, Queensland/Australia (Sunday, February 28, 2010) – A magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Chile early Saturday morning, resulting in a tsunami warning for the East Coast of Australia effective today. Event organizers, coordinating with the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, were forced to call both the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by […]

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