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9.11.09

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Hurley Pro Trestles Readies for Onslaught by World's Best Surfers

LOWER TRESTLES, California (Thursday, September 10, 2009) – The Hurley Pro Trestles, Event No. 6 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, is just days from commencing and the Southern California air is electric with the arrival of the world’s best surfers at one of the world’s most high-performance waves. Kelly Slater (USA), 37, […]

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9.10.09

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MSA Classic’s Opening Party Will Celebrate Surfers and Benefit Keep A Breast Foundation

o celebrate the kick-off of the 2009 MSA Classic, tomorrow the Malibu Surfing Association and Global Surf Industries will host the MSA Classic Opening Party, which will benefit the Keep A Breast Foundation, a non-profit organization that seeks to increase breast cancer awareness among young people. The event will be held on Friday, Sept.11 from […]

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9.8.09

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Billabong Occy Grom Comp Announced for Malaysia

The little known surf town of Cherating on the South China Sea coast of Malaysia will play host to its first ever Billabong Occy Grom Comp in January of 2010. In a major coup for the Asian surf scene, 1999 World Champion of Surfing Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo will bring his specialized Grommet event to the […]

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9.8.09

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America's East Coasters Hungry to Claim Inaugural Fins Pro Junior Title

BELMAR, New Jersey (September 8, 2009) – The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) North America Pro Junior Series is about to see several regional campaigners do battle at mainland America’s only East Coast event on the 2009 calendar with the ASP Grade-1 Fins Pro Junior at 16th and Ocean in Belmar, New Jersey from September […]

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9.8.09

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Series Champions Crowned as Quiksilver Thailand Surf Series 2009

The Quiksilver Thailand Surf Series 2009 finished up yesterday in spectacular but often testing surfing conditions at beautiful Kata Beach in Phuket Thailand, with this final event culminating in both Island Crown event winners and the overall championship winners of the three-event series. Over 100 surfers participated in the Island Crown, locals as well as […]

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9.8.09

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Yeomans Leads American's Charge in Basque Country

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California (Sunday, September 6, 2009) – The critical European leg of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) continued this past week with the ASP 5-Star San Miguel Pro Zarautz in the Basque country and saw Nathan Yeomans (San Clemente, CA), 28, carry the torch for mainland America on the […]

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8.31.09

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Island Crown at Kata Beach From September 4-6 Will Conclude Quiksilver Thailand Surf Series 2009

The inaugural Quiksilver Thailand Surf Series 2009 will see its final event of the series over the September 4-6 weekend with the Island Crown at beautiful Kata Beach on the popular tourist island of Phuket Thailand After holding extremely successful events at Kalim Beach (June 12-14) and at Kamala Beach (July14-16) earlier this year, the […]

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8.31.09

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Austin Ware Finishes Fifth at Azores Islands Pro, Climbs ASP WQS Ratings

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California (Sunday, August 30, 2009) – San Diego County Native Austin Ware (Solana Beach, CA), 28, earned his best result of the 2009 season with a fifth place finish at the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 6-Star Azores Islands Pro in Europe this week, moving up to the No. […]

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8.31.09

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ASP Stakeholders Discuss Landmark Improvements to ASP Dream Tour

COOLANGATTA, Australia (Monday, August 31, 2009) – A cross-section of the ASP’s principle stakeholders convened two weeks ago on Australia’s Gold Coast for a two-day summit, dubbed “Rabbit Camp 2009″ (after former ASP President Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew’s annual strategy sessions), where the group of event licensees, surfer representatives and ASP administrators collaborated in a discussion […]

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8.28.09

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Action Heats Up on Day Four of SIMA Surfing America US Championships

San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Aug 28, 2009) – The dog days of summer are upon us as the mercury on the beach today broke into the low 90′s, but nothing was hotter than the action in the water on Day 4 of the 2009 SIMA Surfing America USA Championships presented by Verizon Wireless a the […]

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