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10.11.09

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Quarterfinalists Decided as Swell Fills in at Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge

The strategy to wait for premium conditions at the Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge Final 2009 paid off today as a solid swell in the six-feet plus range moved in for the final four heats of Round 3 as quarter finalists were decided. Typical of these Indonesian open ocean breaks, as the tidal push moved […]

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10.11.09

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Sizable Swell Results in More Big Scores on Day 4 of Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge Final at Keramas Beach

At just before 10:00 am after a two and a half hour standby, Heat 5 of Round 3 got started as the highly anticipated increase in swell finally materialized, launching solid 4-5 foot sets into the black lava reef of Keramas Beach. First up was Marc Lacomare of France, last year’s runner up, taking out […]

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10.11.09

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Hawaiians Dominate Day Three of Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge

Under a scorching sun in searing hot conditions on the black sands at Keramas River-mouth in Bali, the leading edge of a new swell delivered more excellent surf as four heats of Round 3 were completed at the Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge Final 2009. Hawaii’s Granger Larsen lead the Hawaiian charge today on a […]

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10.10.09

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Local Mustofa Jeksen Narrowly Defeated by Pro Junior World Champion Kai Barger in Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge Final Today at Keramas Beach

After convincingly winning his Round 2 heat earlier in the day, Mustofa Jeksen (Denpasar-Bali) was narrowly defeated by reigning Pro Junior World Champion Kai Barger (Hawaii) in the final moments of Round 3 competition today at Keramas Beach in Gianyar, Bali. Barger had gotten the first wave of the heat and had built up a […]

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10.9.09

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Lay Day Called for Billabong Pro Mundaka

MUNDAKA, Euskadi/Spain (Friday, October 9, 2009) – The Billabong Pro Mundaka has called it’s fourth consecutive lay day, and with little swell on the horizon, event organizers are considering the relocation to nearby Sopelana for the coming days. Event No. 8 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Mundaka optioned to […]

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10.8.09

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14-Year-Old Slater Trout Places 2nd in the World Class Elite ‘Battle of the Paddle’ SUP Race

Dana Point, Ca – The 2009 Rainbow Sandals / Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle proved to be the years most spectacular event in the fast growing sport of Stand Up Paddle Racing. The challenging elite race with four of the buoy roundings placed inside the surf break combined with consistent shoulder to head high […]

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10.8.09

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Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge Kicks Off In Ideal Conditions

(Foothill Ranch, Calif., Oct. 8, 2009) – After two days of perfect conditions, only six heats of the Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge have been completed and not one of the 18 select world pro juniors has been eliminated. It’s a scenario only possible in an event like the Global Challenge, which is throwing these […]

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10.8.09

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Billabong Pro Mundaka Called Off, Possible Recommencement Tomorrow

MUNDAKA, Euskadi/Spain (Thursday, October 8, 2009) – The Billabong Pro Mundaka, Event No. 8 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, has been called off for the third consecutive day this morning, with little swell and high tides prompting the call. “There’s nothing on offer today so we’ve called competition off,” Perry Hatchett, ASP […]

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10.8.09

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Dewa Ardika Takes First Round Heat Win on Day 2 of Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge at Keramas

Balinese wildcard Dewa Ardika came from behind to take out the heat win out from under Australian Davey Cathels in the final minutes of the 35 minute Heat 5 of Round 1 today at Keramas Beach in Gianyar, Bali. He and fellow Indonesian wildcard Mustofa Jeksen are the two locals surfing against an international field […]

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10.7.09

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Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge Final 2009 Begins in Excellent Waves

(Foothill Ranch, Calif., Oct. 7, 2009) – The 2009 Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge Final began today in nearly flawless three-to-four-foot surf at the now famous Keramas River-mouth in Bali, Indonesia. Bringing together 18 of the world’s very best junior surfers (20 years of age and under) who have qualified for the event through six […]

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