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5.25.11

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The 14th Annual T&C Gromfest Takes Over Waikiki

Under the hot Waikiki sun, hundreds of pint-sized groms swarmed the beach at Queens for the 14th annual Town & Country Gromfest. For more than a decade, this contest has been a staple in Hawaii and has acted as a harbinger for summer. With the iconic statue of Duke Kahanamoku standing vigil over the event,

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5.23.11

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Event Called for Saturday, May 28th; Kick Off of the 2011 Big Wave World Tour

Punta del Lobos, Pichilemu, Chile (May 23, 2011) – The 2011 Quiksilver Ceremonial Punta De Lobos Big Wave Invitational presented by Sony Ericsson and Suzuki has officially been called “ON” by Big Wave World Tour Contest Director Gary Linden for Saturday, May 28. “We are excited to kick off the 2011 Big Wave World Tour

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5.23.11

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K5 Pro/Am Surf Klassic Kicking off Summer

ENCINITAS, Calif., (May 20, 2011) – K5 Boardshops is hosting the 4th Annual K5 Pro/Am Surf Klassic Saturday May 29th at the legendary D Street break in Encinitas, CA. Presented by Volcom, Transworld Surf, Nixon, Reef, Lost, Dakine and Spy, the annual event attracts the top competitive pro and amateur surfers looking to grab a

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5.23.11

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ASP Judges Defend Controversial Call

In a statement released on their website, the ASP judges defend their controversial call regarding De Souza and Wright

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5.20.11

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Adriano De Souza Wins Billabong Rio Pro, Leads ASP World Title Race

BARRA DA TIJUCA, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil (Friday, May 20, 2011) – Adriano de Souza (BRA), 24, has won the Billabong Rio Pro over Taj Burrow (AUS), 32, in tricky two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves at Barra Da Tijuca and the win catapults the Brazilian atop the ASP World Title Rankings. The Billabong Rio Pro, stop

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5.20.11

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The Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship Brings Together Top Junior Competitors in Punta Hermosa, Peru

Punta Hermosa, Peru (May 20, 2011) – The Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship will be held from May 21 – 29 on the idyllic waves of Caballeros and Señoritas in Punta Hermosa, Peru. This “Olympic Style” event hosts over 250 male and female competitors, divided into teams from 27 countries. The under-18 contingent of

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5.19.11

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Massive Upsets and Big Scores Unfold for Rounds 3 and 4 of Billabong Rio Pro

BARRA DA TIJUCA, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil (Thursday, May 19, 2011) – The Billabong Rio Pro returned to the beachbreak of Barra Da Tijuca after two days at the lefthander of Arpoador and saw massive upsets unfold among the event’s highest scores in punchy four foot waves while completing Rounds 3 and 4 of competition. Stop

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5.17.11

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World’s Best Surfers Ignite Aproador to Complete Round 1 of Billabong Rio Pro

APROADOR, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil (Tuesday, May 17, 2011) – After a week of lay-days, the world’s best surfers tore into consistently changing conditions at the lefthand pointbreak of Aproador to complete Round 1 of the Billabong Rio Pro. Stop No. 3 of 11 on the ASP World Title Series, the opening day of men’s competition

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5.16.11

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Strong Winds Force Competition Off for Billabong Rio Pro

BARRA DA TIJUCA, Rio de Janeiro / Brazil (Monday, May 16, 2011) – Intense onshore winds and stormy conditions wreaking havoc at Barra da Tijuca have forced competition off for the men’s Billabong Rio Pro today. Stop No. 3 of 11 on the men’s ASP World Title Series, the Billabong Rio Pro has yet to

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5.15.11

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Carissa Moore Wins Billabong Pro Rio

Carissa Moore Wins Billabong Rio Pro, Gilmore Knocked Out of ASP World Title Race

BARRA DA TIJUCA, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil (Sunday, May 15, 2011) – Carissa Moore (HAW), 18, has claimed the Billabong Rio Pro, stop No. 5 of 7 on the 2011 ASP Women’s World Title Season, over Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 20, in punchy two-to-four foot (1 metre) waves in a hard-fought Final at Barra Da Tijuca. The

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