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11.2.09

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Colin McPhillips Finishes ASP World No. 9 After Oxbow Pro Maldives

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Longboard Tour (WLT) completed its 2009 season this past week in the idyllic setting of Pasta Point at the Oxbow Pro Maldives and saw American veteran and three-time ASP World Longboard Champion Colin McPhillips (San Clemente, CA), 34, finished the year ASP World No. 9 amongst the finest […]

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11.2.09

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Top Seeds Prep for O'Neill Cold Water Classic California

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series 6-Star PRIME O’Neill Cold Water Classic California will see some of the world’s best up-and-coming surfers battle for the crucial ratings points available towards the 2010 ASP World Tour from November 2 through 8, 2009 at Santa Cruz’s prized pointbreak of Steamer Lane. Several ASP Dream […]

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11.2.09

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Pumping Keramas a Tube Fest on Day 3 of Quiksilver Open 2009

As promised, the action today at the Quiksilver Open 2009 presented by Jim Beam was nothing short of hot and heavy. The booming 4-6 foot sets that were blasting onto the lava bottomed reef of Keramas were launching big walls and meaty barrels in a stellar continuation of Men’s Open competition in the final Coca-Cola […]

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11.2.09

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Day 1 Recap of the 2009 Xcel Pro Presented by Honolua

HALEIWA, OAHU, HAWAII – OCTOBER 31, 2009 – An exciting Day 1 has completed at the 2009 Xcel Pro Presented by Honolua, with key contenders Pancho Sullivan, Joel Centeio, and Andy Irons all advancing to meet each other in the same Round of 32 heat. Positioning was the name of the game today as the […]

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11.2.09

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Local Tofino Surfer Wins ASP 6-Star O'Neill Cold Water Classic Canada

TOFINO, British Columbia (Saturday, October 31, 2009) – The inaugural Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 6-Star O’Neill Cold Water Classic Canada saw a fairytale ending today when local standout Peter Devries (Tofino, BC), 26, went on an absolute rampage to claim the event over Jay Thompson (Burleigh Heads, AUS), 27, in […]

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11.2.09

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Keramas Treats Round One Surfers to Perfect Conditions to Kick Off Quiksilver Open 2009

A building swell and rising ride combined to give the first round contestants in the Quiksilver Open 2009 at Keramas Beach a perfect morning of 4-5 foot green Indian Ocean barrels, resulting in some super entertainment for the fans on the beach and a memorable start to the Mens Open division of the final Coca-Cola […]

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10.29.09

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Ingelby Takes ASP World Longboard Title, Sallas Wins in the Maldives

PASTA POINT, Chaaya Island/Dhonveli Maldives (Thursday, October 29, 2009) – The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Oxbow World Longboard Tour Maldives event today crowned two champions – Harley Ingeby (Australia) as the 2009 ASP World Longboard Champion and Kai Sallas (Hawaii) as the inaugural Oxbow Maldives event champion. Sallas (Oahu, Hawaii) won the event, surfing […]

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10.29.09

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O'Neill Cold Water Classic Santa Cruz Upgrades to ASP 6-Star PRIME

SANTA CRUZ, California (Wednesday, October 28, 2009) – The O’Neill Cold Water Classic Santa Cruz represents the final event on the 2009 O’Neill Cold Water Series and has been upgraded to an ASP 6-Star PRIME, attracting some of the world’s finest competitive surfers to Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, California from November 2 through 8, […]

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10.29.09

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Quiksilver Open Keramas – Ready to Rock!

The final event of the ISC 2009 calendar is set and ready to roll at the famous surf break Keramas in Gianyar Bali. The 6 star prime event will crown the 2009 ISC Champion with 3500 points up for grabs for the winner. Lee Wilson has been the front-runner for most of the 2009 season, […]

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10.29.09

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Increasing Swell and Big Scores for O'Neill Cold Water Classic Canada

TOFINO, British Columbia (Wednesday, October 28, 2009) – Competition returned to Cox Bay for the fourth day of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 6-Star O’Neill Cold Water Classic Canada and surfers took to the water in good four-to-five foot (1.5 metre) waves at the nation’s first professional surfing event. The […]

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