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10.5.09

Contest Wire

Patrick Gudauskas Finishes Runner-Up at ASP 6-Star Local Motion Guaruja Surf Pro

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California (Monday, October 5, 2009) – Patrick Gudauskas (San Clemente, CA), 23, nearly claimed the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 6- Star Local Motion Guaruja Surf Pro, earning a second place finish behind Brazilian talent Renato Galvao (BRA). The impressive result by Gudauskas moves him up one notch on […]

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10.5.09

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Bacalso and Pires Standout On Opening Day of Billabong Pro Mundaka

MUNDAKA, Euskadi (Monday, October 5, 2009) – The Billabong Pro Mundaka, Event No. 8 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, completed the opening eight heats of Round 1 today in clean three-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at the primary venue. Opting to run the man-on-man elimination Round 1 format, the Billabong Pro Mundaka […]

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10.5.09

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Jim Beam Surftag Competition Makes U.S. Debut on the California Coast

WHAT: Teams of local surfers will hit the waves off Oceanside on Oct. 11 in the first Jim Beam® Surftag® U.S. National Series. In the relay competition, each surfer must catch three waves and then return to the beach to tag the next team member. Sunday, Oct. 11 will be the last of three qualifying […]

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10.5.09

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Billabong Pro Mundaka Elimination Round 1 ON at Famed Lefthander

MUNDAKA, Euskadi (Monday, October 5, 2009) – Round 1 of the Billabong Pro Mundaka has been called ON this morning with clean three-to-four foot (1 – 1.5 metre) waves on offer at the world-class lefthander. Event No. 8 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Mundaka will be activating the new […]

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10.1.09

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Surfers from Netherlands and Belgium to Hold Freesurf Contest in Morocco

For the first time ever, the best surfers from Belgium and The Netherlands are united for a freesurfing contest. No 20 minute heats in sloppy conditions, but 9 full days on the best moments to show their best moves! As our basecamp is in Imsouane, we have not only one of the longest points in […]

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9.30.09

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Darren Handley with Secrets to Fanning's Recent Success

A modified signature pro model and a new FCS fin template have Fanning in the World Title hunt following back to back WCT wins! Check out the interview with Mick Fanning’s shaper, Darren Handley at

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9.29.09

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Four Wildcards Announced for Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge in Bali

Field of 18 Top Juniors to Vie for the Richest Prize Purse in Junior Surfing ($75K Total; $20K for First Place) (Foothill Ranch, Calif., Sept. 29, 2009) – Four wildcards have been announced for the second annual Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge in Bali, Indonesia, October 7-17, 2009. The final showdown event, the culmination of […]

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9.29.09

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Mick Fanning is on Fire! Wins Two Consecutive World Tour Events!

Mick’s recent consecutive wins further cements his second position on the 2009 ASP World Tour ratings, cutting the distance between himself and front runner Joel Parkinson (AUS), from 936 points (pre-France) to a scant 146 points heading into Spain. The entire Dragon Family, would like to congratulate Mick on his wins and wish him the […]

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9.28.09

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Mick Fanning Claims Back-to-Back ASP Dream Tour Events, Takes Quiksilver Pro France

Mick Fanning (AUS), 28, has just claimed his second consecutive ASP Dream Tour event, taking out the 2009 Quiksilver Pro France presented by Orange over fellow Finalist Bede Durbidge (AUS), 26, in punchy one-to-three foot waves at Les Bourdaines. Event No. 7 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, the Quiksilver Pro France opted […]

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9.28.09

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Slater Finishes Fifth at Quiksilver Pro France, Climbs ASP World Tour Ratings

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California (Monday, September 28, 2009) – The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour completed the seventh of 10 stops on this year’s Dream Tour and reigning nine-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (Cocoa Beach, FL), 27, led the American Charge alongside Bobby Martinez (Santa Barbara, CA), 27, with both surfers earning fifth […]

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