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12.7.09

Contest Wire

Showdown for the ASP Crown at Billabong Pipeline Masters

PIPELINE, Oahu/Hawaii (Sunday, December 6, 2009) – After nine events on the 2009 ASP Dream Tour, the race for the ASP World Title will culminate in a showdown between two lifelong friends at the final event of the season, the Billabong Pipeline Masters from December 8 – 20, 2009. Mick Fanning (AUS), 28, former ASP […]

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12.6.09

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Battle Begins With Classy Conclusion to O'Neill World Cup

SUNSET BEACH, HI – Sunday. Dec.6, 2009 – You couldn’t have scripted it any better. The O’Neill World Cup of Surfing reached its highest point in 35 years today in clean 10- to 15-foot surf after riding out the biggest waves in Vans Triple Crown of Surfing history. When all was said and done, Australian […]

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12.6.09

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Dan Ross Wins ASP World Qualifying Series

SUNSET BEACH, Oahu/Hawaii (Saturday, December 5, 2009) – Daniel Ross (Wooloweyah, AUS), 25, has handidly won the 2009 ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS), further cementing his reputation as one of the most dangerous surfers on the 2010 ASP Dream Tour and emphatically announcing his comeback to the world’s elite. The dedicated Aussie launched an absolute […]

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12.4.09

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Last Minute Lay Day for O'Neill World Cup of Surfing

SUNSET BEACH, HI – Fri. Dec.4, 2009 – If you thought yesterday’s 20- to 25-foot waves at Sunset Beach were the ultimate challenge for surfers in the O’Neill World Cup of Surfing, then brace yourself for tomorrow. A major deterioration in conditions overnight to small, onshore chop, have left organizers with no alternative other than […]

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12.4.09

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Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau: Ceremony Points to Event

Waimea Bay, HAWAII, December 4, 2009 — In statements fitting of the 25th anniversary of The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau, fueled by Monster Energy, Contest Director George Downing and Aikau’s brother Clyde stunned the gathered audience today when they announced that the event would run within the week. All forecasts point towards one […]

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12.3.09

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Biggest Day of Surf for Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Contested: O'Neill World Cup

SUNSET BEACH, HI – Thurs. Dec.3, 2009 – The O’Neill World Cup of Surfing can lay claim to running in the largest surf ever contested in the 27-year history of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing presented by Rockstar Energy Drink. Waves were at the outside limit of contestable, topping out this morning at 20 […]

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12.2.09

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Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge Returns to Huntington Beach

(HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Dec. 2, 2009) – The legendary Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge is set to return to the North side of the Huntington Beach Pier, for two days of camaraderie-driven competition Jan. 12-17, 2010. More than $28,500 in cash and prizes will be on the line for both individuals and teams, but more importantly, […]

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12.2.09

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Scary Sunset in Store for Tomorrow's O'Neill World Cup of Surfing

SUNSET BEACH, HI – Wed. Dec. 2, 2009 – As new swell lines commence their march towards shore at Sunset Beach, the minds of the world’s top ranked surfers are already jumping forward to tomorrow morning, when organizers anticipate hefty waves of around 15-20 feet for the O’Neill World Cup of Surfing. The O’Neill World […]

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12.2.09

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Yeomans and Conlogue Take ASP North American Titles

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California (Wednesday, December 2, 2009) – The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) North American season has come to an end and Californians Nathan Yeomans (San Clemente, CA), 28, and Courtney Conlogue (Santa Ana, CA), 17, claimed the premier ASP North America Men’s and Women’s titles with their stellar performances over some of the […]

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12.2.09

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North Shore Poised for Epic Transformation

SUNSET BEACH, HI – Wed. Dec. 2, 2009 – Conditions are as calm as they get here on the North Shore of Oahu this-morning, however the seven-mile surf miracle will soon undergo an epic transformation, set to transition from smooth, small waves to mountainous surf by this-evening. Organizers of the O’Neill World Cup of Surfing […]

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