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10.8.09

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14-Year-Old Slater Trout Places 2nd in the World Class Elite ‘Battle of the Paddle’ SUP Race

Dana Point, Ca – The 2009 Rainbow Sandals / Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle proved to be the years most spectacular event in the fast growing sport of Stand Up Paddle Racing. The challenging elite race with four of the buoy roundings placed inside the surf break combined with consistent shoulder to head high […]

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10.8.09

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Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge Kicks Off In Ideal Conditions

(Foothill Ranch, Calif., Oct. 8, 2009) – After two days of perfect conditions, only six heats of the Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge have been completed and not one of the 18 select world pro juniors has been eliminated. It’s a scenario only possible in an event like the Global Challenge, which is throwing these […]

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10.8.09

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Billabong Pro Mundaka Called Off, Possible Recommencement Tomorrow

MUNDAKA, Euskadi/Spain (Thursday, October 8, 2009) – The Billabong Pro Mundaka, Event No. 8 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, has been called off for the third consecutive day this morning, with little swell and high tides prompting the call. “There’s nothing on offer today so we’ve called competition off,” Perry Hatchett, ASP […]

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10.8.09

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Dewa Ardika Takes First Round Heat Win on Day 2 of Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge at Keramas

Balinese wildcard Dewa Ardika came from behind to take out the heat win out from under Australian Davey Cathels in the final minutes of the 35 minute Heat 5 of Round 1 today at Keramas Beach in Gianyar, Bali. He and fellow Indonesian wildcard Mustofa Jeksen are the two locals surfing against an international field […]

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10.7.09

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Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge Final 2009 Begins in Excellent Waves

(Foothill Ranch, Calif., Oct. 7, 2009) – The 2009 Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge Final began today in nearly flawless three-to-four-foot surf at the now famous Keramas River-mouth in Bali, Indonesia. Bringing together 18 of the world’s very best junior surfers (20 years of age and under) who have qualified for the event through six […]

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10.7.09

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Hawaii's Kai Barger in great form winning his opening round heat at the Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge

The 2009 Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge final began today in near flawless 1.25m (3 to 4 feet) surf at the now famous Keramas River – mouth Bali. Bringing together 18 of the world’s very best Pro Junior surfers (20 years of age and under) who have qualified for this event by winning or placing […]

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10.7.09

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Billabong Pro Mundaka Called Off, Swell Forming for the Weekend

MUNDAKA, Euskadi (Wednesday, October 7, 2009) – Another lay day has been called for the Billabong Pro Mundaka with little swell on offer this morning and swamping high tides. Event No. 8 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Mundaka completed the opening eight heats of Round 1, opting to run […]

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10.6.09

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Benji Weatherly Registers a Team at Jim Beam Surftag U.S. Series

LOS ANGELES October 6, 2009 – The Jim Beam Surftag U.S. Series Final Qualifying Round will take place at Harbor Beach in Oceanside, CA Sunday, October 11th. Sixteen teams from San Diego County and neighboring regions will fight for a spot to compete in the finals in Huntington Beach and an opportunity to be crowned […]

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10.6.09

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Grom's Go Mad at Medewi in Rip Curl GromSearch-5

At 7 am on Sunday morning October 5th at the scenic fishing village of Medewi in Northwest Bali, dozens of groms who had traveled from all over Bali and Nusa Lembongan lined up together with the local Medewi groms to sign up and compete in the fifth regional Rip Curl Gromsearch event of 2009. Looking […]

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10.6.09

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Lay Day Called For Billabong Pro Mundaka

MUNDAKA, Euskadi (Tuesday, October 6, 2009) – A lay day has been called for the Billabong Pro Mundaka, with only small one-to-two foot (0.5 metre) waves and high tide conditions on offer this morning. Event No. 8 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Mundaka commenced competition yesterday at the primary […]

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