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12.4.09

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Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau: Ceremony Points to Event

Waimea Bay, HAWAII, December 4, 2009 — In statements fitting of the 25th anniversary of The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau, fueled by Monster Energy, Contest Director George Downing and Aikau’s brother Clyde stunned the gathered audience today when they announced that the event would run within the week. All forecasts point towards one […]

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12.3.09

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Biggest Day of Surf for Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Contested: O'Neill World Cup

SUNSET BEACH, HI – Thurs. Dec.3, 2009 – The O’Neill World Cup of Surfing can lay claim to running in the largest surf ever contested in the 27-year history of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing presented by Rockstar Energy Drink. Waves were at the outside limit of contestable, topping out this morning at 20 […]

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12.2.09

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Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge Returns to Huntington Beach

(HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Dec. 2, 2009) – The legendary Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge is set to return to the North side of the Huntington Beach Pier, for two days of camaraderie-driven competition Jan. 12-17, 2010. More than $28,500 in cash and prizes will be on the line for both individuals and teams, but more importantly, […]

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12.2.09

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Scary Sunset in Store for Tomorrow's O'Neill World Cup of Surfing

SUNSET BEACH, HI – Wed. Dec. 2, 2009 – As new swell lines commence their march towards shore at Sunset Beach, the minds of the world’s top ranked surfers are already jumping forward to tomorrow morning, when organizers anticipate hefty waves of around 15-20 feet for the O’Neill World Cup of Surfing. The O’Neill World […]

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12.2.09

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Yeomans and Conlogue Take ASP North American Titles

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California (Wednesday, December 2, 2009) – The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) North American season has come to an end and Californians Nathan Yeomans (San Clemente, CA), 28, and Courtney Conlogue (Santa Ana, CA), 17, claimed the premier ASP North America Men’s and Women’s titles with their stellar performances over some of the […]

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12.2.09

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North Shore Poised for Epic Transformation

SUNSET BEACH, HI – Wed. Dec. 2, 2009 – Conditions are as calm as they get here on the North Shore of Oahu this-morning, however the seven-mile surf miracle will soon undergo an epic transformation, set to transition from smooth, small waves to mountainous surf by this-evening. Organizers of the O’Neill World Cup of Surfing […]

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12.1.09

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Fanning Enters the Fray, Young Tops Scores at O'Neill World Cup

Sunset Beach, HI – (Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009) – World title campaigner Mick Fanning (Australia) clocked in at the O’Neill World Cup of Surfing today, hitting the water at Sunset Beach for his debut heat of the 2009 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing presented by Rockstar Energy Drink. He looked sharp, highly motivated and ready […]

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11.29.09

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Clueless In Hawaii: Santa Cruz Rookie Nat Young's Introduction to Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach, Oahu, HI (Sun. Nov. 29, 2009) – It was tough to spot Santa Cruz teenager Nat Young, 17, in the lineup at Sunset Beach today. Out in the water for round two of the O’Neill World Cup of Surfing, Young’s windblown shock of white hair, white surfboard and white contest jersey blended perfectly […]

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11.29.09

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Garcia Commences O'Neill World Cup Campaign

Sunset Beach, Oahu, HI (Sat. Nov. 28, 2009) – Sunset Beach bounced to life right on Sunny Garcia’s cue today, delivering punchy eight-foot-plus surf for the completion of the first round of the men’s O’Neill World Cup of Surfing. With a shot at his seventh Vans Triple Crown of Surfing series title, Garcia, 39, is […]

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11.23.09

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Joel Centeio Wins 2009 REEF Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa; Yeomans, Thompson Qualify for ASP World Tour

Haleiwa, HI (Nov. 23, 2009) – Patience and faith in his home break of Haleiwa delivered local boy Joel Centeio the biggest victory of his career today, winning the Reef Hawaiian Pro in 6- to 8-foot surf with a late barrel ride and only the mandatory two waves to his credit. Joel, 26, came from […]

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