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4.11.11

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Slater, Fanning and Burrow Eye Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach for 2011 ASP World Title Campaigns

BELLS BEACH, Victoria/Australia (Tuesday, April 12, 2011) – With just one week remaining before the recommencement of the 2011 ASP World Title season, the world’s best surfers are gearing up for a gladiatorial clash in the iconic Victorian amphitheatre of Bells Beach for the 2011 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach presented by Ford Ranger. Running

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4.9.11

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Damien Hobgood Wins ASP PRIME Telstra Drug Aware Pro Margaret River

MARGARET RIVER, Western Australia (Saturday, April 9, 2011) - Floridian surfer and former ASP World Number 4, Damien Hobgood (Fl, USA) has claimed his sixth major ASP event victory by taking out the Prime-rated Telstra Drug Aware Pro ahead of local, Yadin Nicol (WA, AUS), at Margaret River in West Australia today. “I’ve been coming

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4.9.11

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USA Surfers Rule as Courtney Conlogue Wins ASP 6-Star Telstra Drug Aware Pro

MARGARET RIVER, Western Australia (Saturday April 9 2011) - A USA double win at Margaret River today when Courtney Conlogue (USA/Santa Ana/Orange County) won the Association of Surfing Professionals 6-Star rated Women’s Telstra Drug Aware Pro. Her win culminated the event and backed up the earlier win by Damien Hobgood (USA/Florida) in the Men’s. Conlogue

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4.8.11

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New Zealand’s Billy Stairmand Defeats 10-Time World Champion Kelly Slater at Telstra Drug Aware Pro

MARGARET RIVER, Western Australia (Friday, April 8, 2011) - Contrasting conditions at the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) PRIME rated Telstra Drug Aware Pro, Margaret River – the howling onshore winds and rain squalls from yesterday were swapped for a gentle offshore breeze and sunshine. With the swell still in the 8 to 10 foot

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4.7.11

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Rip Curl Welcomes Gabriel Medina and Bethany Hamilton as 2011 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Wildcards

COSTA MESA, California / USA (Wednesday, April 6, 2011) - Rip Curl is proud to welcome their two young superstars, Gabriel Medina (BRA) and Bethany Hamilton (HAW), to compete as wildcards in the 2011 Rip Curl Pro presented by FORD Bells Beach. For the second year in a row, Brazilian Gabriel Medina will face off

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4.7.11

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Anticipated Swell Arrives at ASP PRIME Telstra Drug Aware Pro Margaret River

MARGARET RIVER, Western Australia (Thursday April 7 2011) - Huge four-to-five metre waves pounded the main break at the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) PRIME Telstra Drug Aware Pro at Margaret River today and storm squalls pelted the event site. All competitors scrambled for longer equipment and an advantage in the testing conditions, everyone except

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4.6.11

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Parkes Captures Inaugural ASP Pro Junior Victory at TNS Rangiroa Pro Junior

AVATORUA, Rangiroa / French Polynesia (Tuesday April 5, 2011) - Garrett Parkes (Byron Bay, NSW, Australia) 17, secured the first ASP Pro Junior victory of his career taking down former World Junior Champion Dean Bowen (South Coast, NSW, Australia) in the final of the ASP 5 Star TNS Rangiroa Pro Junior in French Polynesia today.

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4.6.11

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Slater Captivates Crowd on Day Three of ASP PRIME Telstra Drug Aware Pro Margaret River

MARGARET RIVER, Western Australia (Wednesday, April 6, 2011) – 10 – Time ASP World Champion and surfing legend Kelly Slater (USA) made a highly anticipated return to the south-west corner of Australia, pulling on a contest jersey at the Telstra Drug Aware Pro at Margaret River for the first time since 1993. Slater had only

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4.5.11

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Defending Event Champion Chelsea Hedges Survives Close Call while Owen Wright Falls at Telstra Drug Aware Pro

MARGARET RIVER, Western Australia (Tuesday, April 5, 2011) - Defending Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Telstra Drug Aware Pro women’s champion Chelsea Hedges (AUS/Gold Coast) survived a very tight round three heat to advance through to the final 12 surfers. Hedges was in third place in her heat with just a minute remaining but

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4.4.11

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Kelly Slater Welcomed Back to the Telstra Drug Aware Pro Margaret River

MARGARET RIVER, Western Australia (Monday, April 4, 2011) – West Australia showed their appreciation and excitement about the return of Kelly Slater (USA), 39, to the Association of Surfing Professionals Prime Rated Telstra Drug Aware Pro with a huge media turn out to welcome back the 10-time ASP World Champion at today’s official press launch.

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