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1.19.10

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Padaca's Progressive Surfing Leads by Example at Sunset Open

Veteran Shows Pro Surfing ‘Students’ The Way to Win at Da Hui/Sponsor Me Sunset Open – “the Greatest 1-star in the World” Sunset Beach, HI (Jan. 19, 2010) — If you’re going to make the transition from professional surfer to professional surfing coach, winning a rated event in challenging 10-foot surf makes great business sense; […]

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1.19.10

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Final Day of Da Hui/Sponsor Me Sunset Open Today

FINAL DAY TODAY DA HUI presents the SPONSOR ME SUNSET OPEN Off for Today TO REQUEST Hi-Res MEDIA IMAGES, click here Sunset Beach, HI (Jan. 19, 2010) — The final day of the Da Hui presents the Sponsor Me Sunset Open will take place in excellent eight-foot (15+ face height) surf at Sunset Beach today. […]

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1.19.10

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Quiksilver Ku Ikaika Challenge Holding Period Begins

(Makaha, HI) – January 15, 2010 — A record-setting winter of gigantic surf continues in Hawaii, and Quiksilver is proud to announce the third annual Quiksilver Ku Ikaika Challenge, presented by C4 Waterman. This event is an invitational big-wave stand up paddle (SUP) surfing competition that will run on one day between January 15 and […]

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1.17.10

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Chris Waring Marches Team Reef to Victory at Katin Pro-Am Team Challenge

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California (Friday, January 15, 2009) – Local surfer Chris Waring (Seal Beach, CA), 22, won the Katin Pro-Am Team Challenge presented by Primo, an ASP Specialty Event, in an action packed final to assist in claiming the win for team Reef today in solid four-to-six foot (2 metre) surf at North Huntington Beach […]

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1.17.10

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How You Say, World Champion?

“How You Say, World Champion?” By Will Hayden-Smith Sydney’s blue summer sky broke through the clouds at Narrabeen early this morning, the perfect start to a day that would see two new Billabong World Junior Champions crowned. Quarter final number one was called on at 7am sharp, with prodigious Brazillian Gabriel Medina to take on […]

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1.12.10

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Lay Day Called for Billabong ASP World Junior Championships

NORTH NARRABEEN, New South Wales/Australia (Wednesday, January 13, 2010) – After assessing conditions all morning, event organizers opted to call a lay day for the Billabong ASP World Junior Championships fueled by Monster Energy. Swamping high tides and small surf in the one-foot (0.5 metre) range at North Narrabeen this morning gave way to nasty […]

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1.12.10

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Katin Pro-Am Team Challenge Returns to ASP

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California (Monday, January 11, 2010) – After a lengthy hiatus, the Katin Pro-Am Team Challenge presented by Primo has returned to the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) as an ASP North America Specialty event. The iconic contest will see surfers do battle for the bragging rights of America’s best team from January 14-15, […]

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1.12.10

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Small Wave Performance Barriers Shattered at Billabong ASP World Juniors

NORTH NARRABEEN, New South Wales/Australia (Tuesday, January 12, 2010) – The Billabong ASP World Junior Championships fueled by Monster Energy steamrolled through 18 heats of competition today, cementing the women’s Quarterfinalists as well as completing the men’s Round 1 in glassy one-to-two foot (0.5 metre) surf at North Narrabeen. Despite the small surf on offer, […]

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1.11.10

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Revised ASP Judging Criteria Unleashed for 2010 at North Narrabeen

COOLANGATTA, Queensland/Australia (Tuesday, January 12, 2010) – With a number of enhancements being activated on the ASP World Tour this season, the ASP Judging Criteria has been refined to reflect the progression of the sport. “It’s paramount that the ASP Judging Criteria evolve to reflect the ever-progressing envelope of high-performance surfing,” Perry Hatchett, ASP Head […]

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1.11.10

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Conlogue and Erickson Start Strong at Billabong ASP World Junior Championships

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California (Monday, January 11, 2009) – The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) kicked off its campaign towards crowing 2009 ASP World Junior Champions when the main event of the Billabong ASP World Junior Championships saw the world’s finest up-and-coming lady competitors take to the water before diving into the opening round of Men’s […]

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