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Bourez and Lipke Score Big in ASP WQS 6-Star Rio Surf International in Brazil
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Bourez and Lipke Score Big in ASP WQS 6-Star Rio Surf International in Brazil

CAPBRETON, France (Sunday, October 12, 2008) - Michel Bourez (Tahiti, PYF) and Marlon Lipke (DEU) got a step closer to qualifying for the 2009 ASP World Tour today adding a valuable result to their ASP World Qualifying Series points' total after placing respectively equal 3rd and equal 5th in the Rio Surf Pro International pres. by Oakley.

Beachley Classic Champion Crowned Today, Quarterfinals Start at 9:15am
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Beachley Classic Champion Crowned Today, Quarterfinals Start at 9:15am

MANLY BEACH, Australia (Monday, October 13, 2008) – Clean surf in the two-to-three foot (1 metre) range is pushing through at Manly today, and event organizers at the Beachley Classic have called the final day of competition on, with a champion being crowned by day’s end. The Quarterfinals are scheduled to begin at 9:15am.

Ross Takes Top Honours in ASP WQS 4-Star Ocean & Earth Pro in Gran Canaria
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Ross Takes Top Honours in ASP WQS 4-Star Ocean & Earth Pro in Gran Canaria

EL CONFITAL, Gran Canaria (Sunday, October 12, 2008) – Daniel Ross (Yamba, AUS), 25, won the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 4-Star Ocean & Earth Pro pres. by La Caja de Canarias in pumping five to six foot (1.5 to 2 meter) waves at the world famous venue of El Confital today. Ross, who defeated Stuart Kennedy (Lennox Head, AUS), 18, in an exciting 100% Australian 35-minute Man-on-man clash, rose throughout the week with excellent skills and variety in his surfing to end up 1st of the 2008 edition and clinch the valuable 1500 winner's ratings' points.

Ross Leads Aussie Charge to Semifinals of Ocean & Earth Pro, Gonzalez Resists
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Ross Leads Aussie Charge to Semifinals of Ocean & Earth Pro, Gonzalez Resists

EL CONFITAL, Gran Canaria (Saturday, October 11, 2008) – The second to last day of the Ocean & Earth Pro witnessed some intense action with the pressure rising over the potential winners at El Confital. Eight heats were wrapped up taking the event into its Man-on-man clashes and all four semifinalists were decided after a great surf show in three to four foot (1. to 1.2 meter) waves, Jonathan Gonzalez (CNY) being the only one to resist the Australian assault led by ASP World Tour surfer Daniel Ross (AUS).

Wildcard Tyler Wright Upsets ASP World Champion Gilmore at Beachley Classic
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Wildcard Tyler Wright Upsets ASP World Champion Gilmore at Beachley Classic

MANLY BEACH, Australia (Saturday, October 11, 2008) – Some of the biggest and potentially costly upsets of the season went down today while Round 3 of the Beachley Classic was completed in clean two-to-three foot surf at the primary venue in Manly Beach, Australia.

Beachley Classic Day 1 Powers Through Clean Conditions At Freshwater
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Beachley Classic Day 1 Powers Through Clean Conditions At Freshwater

MANLY BEACH, Australia (Friday, October 10, 2008) – The 2008 Beachley Classic got underway this morning, completing Rounds 1 and 2 as well as the opening two heats of Round 3 at nearby Freshwater Beach in clean two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves.

7X ASP Women's World Champion Layne Beachley Announces Retirement
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7X ASP Women's World Champion Layne Beachley Announces Retirement

MANLY BEACH, Australia (Friday, October 10, 2008) – Layne Beachley (AUS), 36, former seven-time ASP Women’s World Champion and current No. 3 on the 2008 ASP Women’s World Tour ratings, has officially announced her retirement from full-time competition, effective at the end of the year.

Beachley Classic Comes to Life With Round 1 LIVE at Freshwater
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Beachley Classic Comes to Life With Round 1 LIVE at Freshwater

MANLY BEACH, Australia (Friday, October 10, 2008) – Round 1 of the Beachley Classic, stop No. 5 of 8 on the 2008 ASP Women’s World Tour, is set to hit the water at 8:30am this morning in clean two-to-three foot (1 metre) surf at nearby Freshwater Beach in Sydney, Australia.

El Confital Fires for Ocean & Earth Pro Kick off, Walsh Scores Perfect 10
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El Confital Fires for Ocean & Earth Pro Kick off, Walsh Scores Perfect 10

EL CONFITAL, Gran Canaria (Thursday, October 9, 2008) – The Ocean & Earth Pro pres. by La Caja de Canarias, an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 4-Star event, got underway today at the world famous venue of El Confital with consistent three to five foot (1 to 1.5 meter) barreling waves breaking over the righthand reef for the kick off of the 2008 edition. After three days of flat conditions, the new North-East swell gave competitors all the potential to show their skills and get covered in clear-water barrels.