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12.12.09

Contest Wire

Mick Fanning Claims Second ASP World Title at the Banzai Pipeline

PIPELINE, Oahu/Hawaii (Saturday, December 12, 2009) – Mick Fanning (AUS), 28, has been crowned the 2009 ASP World Champion, following a stunning performance at the Banzai Pipeline today. Heading into the final stop of the 2009 ASP World Tour season, Fanning held the ASP ratings’ lead over fellow Gold Coast surfer Joel Parkinson (AUS), 28, […]

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12.12.09

Contest Wire

Billabong Pipe Masters ON in Pumping Barrels, ASP World Title Showdown Begins

PIPELINE, Oahu/Hawaii (Saturday, December 12, 2009) – Solid five-to-seven foot (2 – 2.5 metre) barrels are steamrolling through the lineup this morning, prompting event organizers for the Billabong Pipe Masters to call competition on, with Round 3 commencing at 8am. Stop No. 10 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pipe Masters […]

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12.11.09

Contest Wire

Hawaiians Dominate Completion of Round 2 at the Billabong Pipe Masters

PIPELINE, Oahu/Hawaii (Friday, December 11, 2009) – Competitors reveled in the gently groomed four-to-six foot (1.5 – 2 metre) barrels of the Banzai Pipeline today as the remaining nine Round 2 heats of the Billabong Pipe Masters were completed before competition was called off for the day. Event No. 10 of 10 on the 2009 […]

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12.11.09

Contest Wire

Billabong Pipeline Masters Signals Start to Triple Crown Triple Threat

Garcia Jeopardizes Seventh Vans Triple Crown Title PIPELINE, Oahu/Hawaii (Thursday, December 10, 2009) – Round one of the Billabong Pipeline Masters, the final event of the 2009 ASP World Tour, commenced today in clean six-to-ten foot waves at the Banzai Pipeline. The third and final event in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing presented by […]

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12.11.09

Contest Wire

World’s Best Unleash Upon Pipeline for Day 1 Billabong Pipeline Masters

PIPELINE, Oahu/Hawaii (Thursday, December 10, 2009) – Round 1 of the Billabong Pipeline Masters, Event No. 10 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, commenced today in clean six-to-ten foot (2 – 3 metre) waves at the Banzai Pipeline. The third and final event in the Vans Triple Crown (an ASP Specialty Series), the […]

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12.10.09

Contest Wire

Billabong Pipeline Masters ON With Round 1 at 8am

PIPELINE, Oahu/Hawaii (Thursday, December 10, 2009) – The final event of the 2009 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Pipeline Masters, will commence this morning in pumping six-to-10 foot (2-3 metre) surf at the infamous break of the Banzai Pipeline. “We have clean conditions this morning with surf in the six-to-10 foot (2 – 3 […]

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12.9.09

Contest Wire

Lay Day for Billabong Pipeline Masters, Possible Start Tomorrow

PIPELINE, Oahu/Hawaii (Wednesday, December 9, 2009) – With lumpy 10-to-15 foot (4 – 5 metre) surf breaking irregularly across the seven mile miracle this morning, event organizers have decided to call a lay day for the Billabong Pipeline Masters. Event No. 10 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pipeline Masters also […]

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12.8.09

Contest Wire

Greg Long Wins Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau, Fueled by Monster Energy

CALIFORNIA’S GREG LONG WINS QUIKSILVER IN MEMORY OF EDDIE AIKAU FUELED BY MONSTER IN GIGANTIC WAIMEA WAVES Ramon Navarro, Chile, Unanimous Choice for Monster Drop Award Satellite feed details pending. Contact oceanpromotion@hawaii.rr.com Waimea Bay, HAWAII – Tues. Dec. 8, 2009 – After 25 years with most of those spent waiting, Waimea Bay delivered an event […]

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12.8.09

Contest Wire

Massive Unruly Swells Force Lay Day for Billabong Pipeline Masters

PIPELINE, Oahu/Hawaii (Monday, December 8, 2009) – The Billabong Pipeline Masters, Event No. 10 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, has called a lay day today, with unruly 20-foot (7 metre) seas closing out the famed break at the Banzai Pipeline. Surfline, official forecasters for the Billabong Pipeline Masters, are calling for today’s […]

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12.8.09

Contest Wire

The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau, Fueled by Monster Energy, is a GO!

Waimea Bay, HAWAII, Tuesday, December 8, 2009 – 7:30AM THE QUIKSILVER IN MEMORY EDDIE OF AIKAU, FUELED BY MONSTER ENERGY, IS A GO! The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau, fueled by Monster Energy, has officially been called “ON” by Contest Director George Downing. The ASP specialty sanctioned event will kick off at 8am. Wave […]

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