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2.8.10

Contest Wire

CJ Hobgood Clinches ASP 6-Star PRIME Season Opener

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California (Sunday, February 7, 2010) – Former Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Champion CJ Hobgood (Melbourne, FL), 30, clinched the first ASP WQS 6-Star PRIME event on the 2010 calendar, the Hang Loose Pro, at Brazil’s famed barrel of Fernando de Noronha, Brazil over fellow finalist Raoni Monteiro (Saquarema, BRA), 27. With […]

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2.3.10

Contest Wire

Get Ready for Landshark Pro 2010

The LandShark Pro 2010 will take place April 14-18 at the world-famous New Smyrna Inlet surf break, on the south side of Florida’s Ponce De Leon Inlet, in Volusia County. LandShark Lager, brewed by Margaritaville Brewing Co., will again be the title sponsor of the contest. The tournament is the second LandShark Pro at The […]

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2.2.10

Contest Wire

Todos Santos Big Wave Event Waiting Period Has Begun

The waiting period (February 1st to 28th) for the 2010 Todos Santos Big Wave Event has begun! The Heats have been drawn and the surfers are on standby for the event. This one day event will take place on the island of Todos Santos, Ensenada, Baja Mexico during the biggest / best day – 30 […]

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2.1.10

Contest Wire

Brett Barley Charges to Semifinals Finish at ASP 5-Star Volcom Pipeline Pro

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California (Monday, February 1, 2010) – Brett Barley (Buxton, NC), 20, posted a bold statement at one of the world’s most infamous waves by fearlessly charging past some of the world’s most well known pipe specialist and big wave chargers to finish equal 7th at the ASP 5-Star Volcom Pipeline Pro. Barley, who […]

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2.1.10

Contest Wire

O'Brien Wins Volcom Pipeline Pro, Aussies Walsh & Mathews 2nd, 3rd, Fuller 4th

O'Brien, 26, clinched his third Pipeline Pro title today to take home $16,000 and 2,000 ASP World Qualifying Series ratings points. Surf for the final day was in the range of 10-15-foot wave face heights.

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2.1.10

Contest Wire

Rip Curl Pro Search Will Relocate Somewhere In the Caribbean in 2010

Monday, 1 February 2010 (Torquay, Australia): Rip Curl International has today revealed that the Rip Curl Pro Search – the ASP World Tour’s only globally-mobile surfing tournament – will call “somewhere in the Caribbean” home this year, from October 30 to November 10. The announcement comes on the eve of this season’s first ASP World […]

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1.31.10

Contest Wire

Volcom Pipeline Pro is On in 15-Foot Surf

Pipeline, North Shore, Oahu, HI – (Jan. 31, 2010) – The Volcom Pipeline Pro is back on today in solid surf. Wave face heights are in the 15-foot-plus range. The event will run through to the quarter finals today, likely leaving semi-finals and the final for tomorrow morning, conditions pending. The Round of 32 this-morning […]

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1.30.10

Contest Wire

Quiksilver Ku Ikaika Presented by C4 Waterman NO GO for Sunday

(Makaha, HI) – January 30, 2010 — Organizers of the third annual Quiksilver Ku Ikaika Challenge, presented by C4 Waterman, have issued a NO GO for competition at Makaha tomorrow, Sunday 31, 2010. The approaching swell from the north-west is not expected to meet the required 15 feet minimum. The event has until February 28, […]

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1.30.10

Contest Wire

No Competition for Volcom Pipeline Pro Saturday; New Swell Sunday

Pipeline, North Shore, Oahu, HI – (Jan. 30, 2010) – Competitors will sit Saturday out at the Volcom PIpeline Pro, awaiting the onset of the next episode of swell that is forecast to kick in overnight. Surfline.com, official forecasters to the event, expect serious Pipeline surf in the double-overhead range, possibly higher, tomorrow. After calling […]

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1.30.10

Contest Wire

Unknown Kid from North Carolina Steals the Show at Volcom Pipeline Pro

BRETT “BACKDOOR” BARLEY? Unknown Kid From North Carolina Steals the Volcom Show Pipeline, North Shore, Oahu, HI – (Jan. 29, 2010) – Nobody at the world’s most venerated surfing spot, the Banzai Pipeline, expected a young kid from North Carolina to show up in the middle of a record big-wave winter and steal the show. […]

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