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8.22.11

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Gabriel Medina Claims Historic Win at ASP 6-Star Sooruz Lacanau Pro

GRANDE PLAGE, Lacanau Ocean/France (Sunday, August 21, 2011) – Gabriel Medina (BRA) 17, defeated Mitch Crews (Gold Coast, AUS) 21, 19.23 to 15.36 out of 20, with an amazing final day display to win the ASP 6-Star Sooruz Lacanau Pro making history by becoming the first surfer in the 32-year history of the Sooruz Lacanau

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8.21.11

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Lay Day Called for Billabong Pro Tahiti, World’s Best Ready for Monster Teahupo’o

TEAHUPO’O, Taiarapu/French Polynesia (Sunday, August 21, 2011) – Despite clean three-to-four foot (1 – 1.5 metre) waves coming through at Teahupo’o this morning, the world’s best surfers opted to call a lay day today for the Billabong Pro Tahiti presented by Air Tahiti Nui in favor of waiting for improved conditions forecast for the coming

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8.20.11

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Epic Opening Day for World’s Best at Billabong Pro Tahiti, Mammoth Swell Approaching

TEAHUPO’O, Taiarapu/French Polynesia (Saturday, August 20, 2011) – Round 1 of the Billabong Pro Tahiti presented by Air Tahiti Nui was completed today in clean four-to-six foot (1.5 – 2 metre) waves at Teahupo’o. Event No. 5 of 11 on the 2011 ASP World Title season, the Billabong Pro Tahiti is facing a historic week

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8.19.11

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Semifinalists Decided at ASP 6-Star Sooruz Lacanau Pro

GRANDE PLAGE, Lacanau Ocean – France (Thursday, August 18, 2011) – Semi-finalists were decided today at the ASP 6-Star Sooruz Lacanau Pro in clean 3ft (1m) peaks with the spectacular small wave surfing exhibition stepping up to intense levels. Following two days of running double bank format, the focus returned to the main event site

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8.18.11

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Coastal Edge ECSC presented by Vans Returns to ASP North America Schedule

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia / USA (Thursday, August 18, 2011) – After a several-year hiatus from the ASP North America schedule, the Coastal Edge ECSC presented by Vans has returned as an ASP 4-Star for 2011 and will be held in conjunction with the Coastal Edge ECSC Vans Pro Junior in Virginia Beach from August 22

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8.18.11

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Pumping Teahupo’o Forecast as ASP Battleground for Billabong Pro Tahiti

TEAHUPO’O, Taiarapu/French Polynesia (Thursday, August 18, 2011) – The Billabong Pro Tahiti presented by Air Tahiti Nui will commence this Saturday, August 20, 2011, and with swell models projecting significant activity for the region, this year’s event is shaping up to be one of monumental importance. Event No. 5 of 11 on the ASP World

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8.18.11

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Wildcards Announced for SriLankan Airlines Pro

COOLANGATTA, QLD/Australia (Wednesday, August 17, 2011) – As the clock ticks down to the beginning of the 2011 SriLankan Airlines Pro we have two groups of surfers preparing for two different sides of this one historic event. On one side we have the world’s best male longboarders preparing for the first of two events that

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8.18.11

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Young Guns Outstanding on Day Two of ASP 6-Star Sooruz Lacanau Pro

GRANDE PLAGE, Lacanau Ocean – France (Wednesday, August 17, 2011) – Three rounds of competition were completed at the ASP 6-Star Sooruz Lacanau Pro during another marathon day of competition with new breed standout surfers Garret Parkes (Byron Bay, AUS) 20, Evan Geiselman (USA) 17, and Maxime Huscenot (FRA) 19, pushing the limits in the

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8.17.11

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Incredible Small Wave Performances at ASP 6-Star Sooruz Lacanau Pro

GRANDE PLAGE, Lacanau Ocean – France (Tuesday, August 16, 2011) – The ASP 6-Star Sooruz Lacanau Pro was able to complete Round One and 16 heats of Round Two running a double bank format due to poor swell forecasts for the remaining of the waiting period. Despite the slight conditions some of the world’s best

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8.16.11

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Medina Makes History for Airwalk Pro Jnr Win, Lecar Wins Girls Comp and Defay is ASP Euro Junior Girls’ Champ

LACANAU, France (Monday, August 15, 2011) – Gabriel Medina (Maresias, BRA) and Maud Lecar (Saint Martin, FRA) have won the ASP 2-Star Airwalk Lacanau Pro Junior today in clean consistent rippable three-foot (one meter) waves, respectively in the men’s and women’s divisions while Joanne Defay (St Leu, REU) secured a second ASP European Women’s Junior

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