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Another destination in south america is mecca of longest lefts waves in the world — PERU! 

Peru one of the most popular tourism destination in the world. But from the last few years its start getting popular like surf destination.

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Carissa Moore Claims 2011 Roxy Pro Gold Coast, Takes ASP Women’s World Title Rankings Lead

SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia (Tuesday, March 8, 2011) – Carissa Moore (HAW), 18, has taken out the opening event of the 2011 ASP Women’s World Title season, the Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover, in an electric final over Tyler Wright (AUS), 16.

The primary venue of Snapper Rocks produced the goods for the final day of women’s competition, as the world’s best female surfers collectively announced a new standard of high-performance surfing.

Moore proved the form surfers of the event, consistently notching the highest scores of the round and surfing with unparalleled speed, power and progression.

“It’s been an amazing finish to the event and the waves were so good for us today,” Moore said. “If I didn’t have priority and hadn’t dropped in on Tyler (Wright) on that wave, then she probably would have gotten the score and won the heat. It’s been an incredible event for me and I’m excited for the year ahead.”

The young Hawaiian’s victory today, her fourth elite win of her career, can be taken as a fierce declaration of her plans for the year, clearly eyeing her maiden ASP Women’s World Title.

“It’s still early in the season but the ASP Women’s World Title is definitely a goal,” Moore said. “I’m just happy to be surfing the way I am and getting results. I’m riding a Mayhem Matt Biolis shape. It’s a 5’9” and I love it, it’s kind of a magic board, so I’m stoked. Luckily I have a couple just like it so I’m trying to take care of them.”

Now sitting in the driver’s seat in the hunt for the 2011 ASP Women’s World Title, Moore looks towards the next event and pushing the now unbridled progression of women’s surfing.

“All the girls are surfing amazing and we really saw it at this event,” Moore said. “It’s going to be an exciting year on tour. I just can’t wait to see what happens.”

Wright, who is into her first full year as an ASP Women’s World Title campaigner, blew people away with her performances throughout the Roxy Pro Gold Coast, and came up just shy of taking down the event.

“In every heat I think you can learn something, pull something out of it that’s positive,” Wright said. “I won’t change too much, I’ll do my own thing and hopefully I can catch a couple of waves. We’ve got snapper with only one other person out and I love this wave. Congrats to Carissa (Moore) – she surfed amazing. It was incredible to be out there in waves like that and I can’t wait for the rest of the season.”

Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 20, 2010 ASP Women’s World Runner-Up, was part of the select few to consistently break the boundaries of women’s surfing at the event, but the young natural-footer couldn’t stop a rampaging Moore in their Semifinal clash.

“It’s always disappointing coming up short in a contest,” Fitzgibbons said. “I’m happy with the way I’m surfing, but it just didn’t go my way in the Semifinals. It’s been a great off season though. I had a month at home and you can’t complain about that. Just have to buckle down and focus on the next one.”

Laura Enever (AUS), 19, 2011 ASP Top 17 rookie, had a sensational run at the Roxy Pro Gold Coast, taking down a bevy of high-profile names before falling to Wright in the Semifinals. For her efforts, Enever finished Equal 3rd in her first event as an ASP Women’s World Title campaigner.

“Being in the water with these girls has been amazing,” Enever said. “I’m just happy to make the Semifinals in my first World Tour event. It’s going to be an exciting year and I can’t wait to have fun around the world.”

Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 23, reigning four-time ASP Women’s World Champion, has consistently held the ASP Women’s No. 1 position since August 2008. However, the iconic natural-footer was unable to overtake a rampaging Enever in her Quarterfinal bout.

“Laura (Enever) and I went out with different game plans for that heat and hers obviously paid off,” Gilmore said. “It’s disappointing for sure, but she was surfing really well and things worked out for her. For me, this event was about trying to find my feet and I think I did a little bit. Hopefully I can recover a bit more between now and the next event.”

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1 –
 Carissa Moore (HAW) 15.34

2 – Tyler Wright (AUS) 14.37


SF 1:
 Tyler Wright (AUS) 17.53 def. Laura Enever (AUS) 11.84

SF 2: Carissa Moore (HAW) 16.00 def. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 14.50


QF 1: 
Tyler Wright (AUS) 11.77 def. Silvana Lima (BRA) 10.44

QF 2: Laura Enever (AUS) 15.67 def. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 12.50

QF 3: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 19.20 def. Coco Ho (HAW) 14.50

QF 4: Carissa Moore (HAW) 18.37 def. Chelsea Hedges (AUS) 11.83

ASP WOMEN’S WORLD TITLE TOP 5 (After Roxy Pro Gold Coast)

 Carissa Moore (HAW) 10,000

2. Tyler Wright (AUS) 8,000 points

3. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 5,200 points

3. Laura Enever (AUS) 6,500 points

5. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 5,200 points

5. Silvana Lima (BRA) 5,200 points

5. Coco Ho (HAW) 5,200 points

5. Chelsea Hedges (AUS) 5,200 points

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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 No. 3 of 11 on the men’s ASP World Title Series, saw the world’s best surfers tackle a variety of conditions after a week of lay days and ran at both the lefthander of Arpoador and the tricky beachbreak of Barra Da Tijuca over four consecutive days to decide the 2011 Billabong Rio Pro winner.

De Souza, who was a standout throughout the Billabong Rio Pro, won several close heats on the final day of competition before scalping a commanding victory over Burrow with the support of a massive Brazilian crowd behind him.

“There are no words to express how I feel right now,” De Souza said. “Thanks to my manger for pushing me every day, I couldn’t have done this without him. Thanks so much to my fans, who have been on the beach supporting me from the beginning to the end and to my sponsors. I’m happy to keep the title in Brazil one more time.”

De Souza, who is now the frontrunner on the ASP World Title Rankings, was also apprehensive in announcing his current position atop the elite standings.

“It’s still very early days and next event will be J Bay so I’m going to be pushing myself,” De Souza said. “Kelly (Slater) and all of these guys are such amazing surfers and have been on tour for such a long time, but I’m going to try my best.”

Taj Burrow looked deadly throughout the Billabong Rio Pro and posted the highest scores on the final day of competition, but despite opening his account with a 7-point ride in his bout for the title against De Souza, was unable to find a second score to surpass the local favorite and finished runner-up.

“I didn’t even really start that well and it really slowed up in the Final,” Burrow said. “Adriano had a good tactic in that heat and connected with two pretty good waves. I just couldn’t find a wave out there.”

Burrow, who finished runner-up on the Gold Coast to Kelly Slater (USA), 39, was admittedly distraught after coming painfully close to another elite event victory.

“I’m pretty devastated right now, but eventually I’ll be able to smile about it,” Burrow said. “Two seconds is good, but I didn’t want to lose that one, I wasn’t planning on losing that one.”

Jeremy Flores (FRA), 23, returned to form after a severe knee-injury forced him to withdraw from the season opening event on the Gold Coast. The young Frenchman was a standout throughout the entirety of Billabong Rio Pro competition and went on to eliminate current ASP World Title No. 2 Joel Parkinson (AUS), 30, before losing to Burrow in their Semifinals heat and finished equal 3rd overall.

“I was really motivated for this event because it’s really my first event of the year where I’m feeling good physically,” Flores said. “I did everything right. I rested and I’ve trained, I did everything I could to do well. This result feels great. The waves have been tough the whole event, but when we could get two or three good turns in we got some big scores. I’m happy with the result, but I wish I could have got some more waves in the Semifinal.”

Flores’ equal 3rd place finish puts him at No. 11 on the men’s ASP World Title Series.

Bede Durbidge (AUS), 28, quietly advanced through the early rounds of Billabong Rio Pro competition before taking both his Round 5 and Quarterfinal heats with some of the day’s top scores, but the Australian powerhouse was unable to find the scores needed to surpass De Souza in their close Semifinals heat.

“Adriano’s got the whole crowd going for him with a lot of energy and he’s fired up and we just had the worst heat,” Durbidge said. “If I knew I only needed a 4 at the end I probably would have surfed differently. A 3rd is the best result of the year for me and it’s good to get some momentum going and know I can win heats again and build some confidence going into J Bay.”

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Billabong Rio Pro Final:

1 – 
Adriano de Souza (BRA) 15.63

2 – Taj Burrow (AUS) 12.17

Billabong Rio Pro Semifinals Results:

SF 1:
 Taj Burrow (AUS) 16.27 def. Jeremy Flores (FRA) 10.50

SF 2: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 9.00 def. Bede Durbidge (AUS) 8.40

Billabong Rio Pro Quarterfinals Results:

QF 1: 
Taj Burrow (AUS) 16.26 def. Bobby Martinez (USA) 14.43

QF 2: Jeremy Flores (FRA) 15.60 def. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 12.17

QF 3: Bede Durbidge (AUS) 16.03 def. Josh Kerr (AUS) 6.27

QF 4: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 14.23 def. Owen Wright (AUS) 14.10

Billabong Rio Pro Round 5 Results:

Heat 1
: Bobby Martinez (USA) 14.60 def. Damien Hobgood (USA) 12.63

Heat 2: Jeremy Flores (FRA) 12.60 def. Dan Ross (AUS) 11.63

Heat 3: Bede Durbidge (AUS) 13.43 def. Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 12.67

Heat 4: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 10.73 def. Michel Bourez (PYF) 7.90

Top 10 on the ASP World Title Series After the Billabong Rio Pro:

Adriano de Souza (BRA) 20,500

2. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 19,200

3. Kelly Slater (USA) 16,950

4.Taj Burrow (AUS) 16,500

5. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 14,750

6. Owen Wright (AUS) 12,150

7. Michel Bourez (PYF) 12,000

8. Mick Fanning (AUS) 11,500

9. Bede Durbidge (AUS) 11,000

9. Tiago Pires (PRT) 11,000

High-Flying Day at Snapper Rocks for Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast

SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia (Monday, March 6, 2011) – The world’s best surfers lit up the three-to-four foot (1.5 metre) swell on offer at Snapper Rocks today as the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover completed Round 3 of competition.

The opening event of the 2011 ASP World Title season, the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast saw conditions improve for today’s Round 3, with the best performances of the event being logged by the ASP Top 34.

Jordy Smith (ZAF), 23, 2010 ASP World Runner-Up, put in the performance of the day, posting a 17.17 out of a possible 20 for an unmatched affinity with the barrel, massive turns and aerials. The high-fi exhibition was enough to eliminate replacement surfer Cory Lopez (USA), 33.

“I was pretty nervous going into my heat,” Smith said. “Cory (Lopez), I know how well he surfs and I didn’t want to get stuck behind the rocks. Matt (Wilkinson) and those guys psyched me up and it was fun out there surfing with one other guy.”

Finishing Runner-Up at this event last season as well as in the hunt for the ASP World Title, the big South African is confident in his abilities and mind frame in 2011.

“I’m feeling really good,” Smith said. “I feel confident. I have nice boards under my feet and am taking it one event at a time. I’m having fun with it.”

Smith will face Brett Simpson (USA), 26, and Adriano de Souza (BRA), 24, when competition resumes.

Matt Wilkinson (AUS), 22, into his sophomore year amongst the ASP Top 34, put on an electric performance in Round 3 today. The progressive goofy-footer blasted away at the bowly righthanders, netting a 9.27 out of a possible 10 along the way. The performance included at nearly-completed rodeo flip that had the tens of thousands in attendance on the feet.

“It was fun out there,” Wilkinson said. “I think the more nervous I get the better I surf. I paddled out too early and had too much time to think. I didn’t know if I was going to get anything. I nearly pulled a massive rodeo and got excited about halfway though, I was thinking ‘I’ve done everything perfect’ but I think I just spun it a little too much. I thought I had that thing, I was so close. It felt good and it’s good to get the crowd on their feet so I’m stoked. Dane’s (Reynolds) always the most exciting guy at every event so hopefully I can take his spot while he’s not here. I was just trying to find some little waves and find some wally ones.”

It marks a stellar start for the Copacabana kid, one in which he’ll hope to capitalize as the season progresses.

“The whole heat really turns into a blur,” Wilkinson said. “If you get a wave that lines up and you ride it all the way through you’re right back on the ski and back into the lineup looking for another one and still haven’t caught your breath. I’m just happy to be into Round 4.”

Kelly Slater (USA), 39, reigning 10-time ASP World Champion, went out and put on a clinic of his own today, taking down wildcard Matt Banting (AUS), 16, with an incredible display of barrel-riding, progressive turns and aerials.

“I actually started getting a little distracted before my heat because Wilko (Matt Wilkinson) is one of my favorites to watch,” Slater said. “Sometimes he doesn’t make it, but he always pulls something big out of his bag. There are a couple of guys that are really exciting to watch here on their backhand.”

“It was fun,” Slater said. “I got a couple of good waves and fell on the best wave of the heat. I probably would have got a 9 if I just stood there, so that’s a little frustrating. It was a fun heat though. I felt like I had two solid scores. My first board felt good, but I felt like I consolidated on a few good scores and wanted to try a new one (board) out.”

Slater will battle Matt Wilkinson (AUS), 22, and Michel Bourez (PYF), 25, when Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast competition recommences.

Dusty Payne (HAW), 22, into his second year amongst the elite ASP Top 34, caused the upset of the event this morning, eliminating two-time ASP World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS), 29, in their Round 3 clash.

“I’m stoked,” Payne said. “Any time you beat those Top 5 or Top 10 guys, you’ve got to be happy with yourself and I’m happy with my performance. I just wish I could have found another good wave.”

Payne held onto his elite tour spot this season with some 11th hour heroics last December in Hawaii, but the progressive, young natural-footer has taken a more serious approach to his sophomore year amongst the world’s best.

“I’ve been doing a lot of training with Wes Berg and surfing a lot and it’s paying off,” Payne said. “I’m trying to become more confident in these waves because I’ve only surfed here a few times. I got here about three weeks ago and have had some practice, but we don’t really have waves like this at home, we don’t have sand points, it’s only reefs.”

Payne will face Tiago Pires (PRT), 30, and Adrian Buchan (AUS), 28, in Round 4 of competition.

While the men’s action dominated the bulk of the days pro, Round 4 of the Roxy Pro Gold Coast kicked off this morning’s action and the world’s best female surfers tore into the improved conditions.

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Tyler Wright (AUS), 16, 2011 ASP Top 17 rookie continued her sensational form at Snapper Rocks, posting the highest heat total of the round, a 16.67 out of a possible 20, and eliminating fellow rookie Pauline Ado (FRA), 20.

“That one wave that I got walled up pretty nice and it was a lot of fun,” Wright said. “A young guy named Jason Jameson makes my boards. He’s just a young guy, only 19, but they’re absolutely amazing, I couldn’t ask for anything more.”

Wright will take on Silvana Lima (BRA), 26, when competition recommences.

Carissa Moore (HAW), 18, into her second full year competing for the ASP Women’s World Title, capped off the round with an incredible display of forehand surfing to dispatch rookie Courtney Conlogue (USA), 18.

“I had a really good time,” Moore said. “I didn’t have a good last heat so to catch a few, I was really psyched. I knew after watching Courtney (Conlogue) all week that she was going to be a tough one and I’m stoked to come out on top in that heat.”

Moore will face 2005 ASP Women’s World Champion Chelsea Hedges (AUS), 27, in the Quarterfinals when competition resumes.

Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 6:30am to assess conditions for a possible 7:30am start.

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Heat 1: 
Dusty Payne (HAW) 11.77 def. Mick Fanning (AUS) 11.00

Heat 2: Tiago Pires (PRT) 12.84 def. Jadson Andre (BRA) 8.70

Heat 3: Adrian Buchan (AUS) 13.17 def. Josh Kerr (AUS) 11.27

Heat 4: Michel Bourez (PYF) 15.60 def. Adam Melling (AUS) 6.76

Heat 5: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 16.60 def. Heitor Alves (BRA) 11.93

Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA) 14.93 def. Matt Banting (AUS) 9.87

Heat 7: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 17.17 def. Cory Lopez (USA) 10.77

Heat 8: Brett Simpson (AUS) 14.60 def. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 10.67

Heat 9: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 13.54 def. Daniel Ross (AUS) 11.16

Heat 10: Alejo Muniz (BRA) 13.26 def. Owen Wright (AUS) 11.44

Heat 11: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 14.14 def. Kai Otton (AUS) 7.17

Heat 12: Taj Burrow (AUS) 15.27 def. Julian Wilson (AUS) 13.94


Heat 1: 
Dusty Payne (HAW), Tiago Pires (PRT), Adrian Buchan (AUS)

Heat 2: Michel Bourez (PYF), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Kelly Slater (USA)

Heat 3: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Brett Simpson (USA), Adriano de Souza (BRA)

Heat 4: Alejo Muniz (BRA), Joel Parkinson (AUS), Taj Burrow (AUS)


Heat 1: 
Tyler Wright (AUS) 16.67 def. Pauline Ado (FRA) 11.50

Heat 2: Laura Enever (AUS) 13.10 def. Sofia Mulanovich (PER) 10.83

Heat 3: Coco Ho (HAW) 15.46 def. Jacqueline Silva (BRA) 5.70

Heat 4: Carissa Moore (HAW) 16.37 def. Courtney Conlogue (USA) 7.44


QF 1: 
Silvana Lima (BRA) vs. Tyler Wright (AUS)

QF 2: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Laura Enever (AUS)

QF 3: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) vs. Coco Ho (HAW)

QF 4: Chelsea Hedges (AUS) vs. Carissa Moore (HAW)

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Owen Wright Takes Out Kelly Slater to Claim Quiksilver Pro New York and US$300,000 First Prize

LONG BEACH, Long Island/New York (Friday, September 9, 2011) – Owen Wright (AUS), 21, has claimed his maiden ASP Dream Tour victory, taking out the inaugural Quiksilver Pro New York over Kelly Slater (USA), 39, to earn the historic US $300,000 first-place prize purse in offshore three-to-five foot (1 – 1.5 metre) surf at Long Beach, New York.

The Quiksilver Pro New York Final marked an rematch between the two from the last stop on the ASP World Title Series in Teahupo’o, but today proved to be Wright’s day, claiming revenge on Slater in front of the capacity crowd in New York.

Wright wasted no time in the Final, belting a 7.00, a 9.23, and an 8.00 in the opening minutes of the heat against the Floridian with a savage forehand attack on the clean lefthand walls, setting the bar too high for the reigning 10-time ASP World Champion to overcome.

Long Beach, Long Island has definitely turned on for the final day of the Quiksilver Pro New York.

“I’m just lapping it up right now,” Wright said. “I’ve always wanted to be in Final with Kelly (Slater) and last week at Teahupo’o was great. I think Kelly is ready for payback already. Thank you Long Beach, how good is this? Look at these waves! Thanks to Quiksilver, we’ve been looked after all week and they made it really easy for us and thanks for the $300,000. Thanks to my coach Dean Davies, it’s been up and down and we’ve worked towards a win and it means a lot. Thanks to my friends and family at home. I’ve been getting messages from them and my Dad, I wish he was here, but another day. Thanks heaps, I really appreciate the support.”

The Australian’s win moves him to No. 2 on the ASP World Title rankings and is now within striking distance of his first ASP World Title.

Owen Wright (AUS), 21, has just claimed surfing's biggest prize purse ever, US $300,000, taking out Kelly Slater (USA), 39, at the Quiksilver Pro New York.

Slater was in deadly form on the final day of Quiksilver Pro New York competition, defeating high-flying Australian Josh Kerr (AUS), 27, and Taj Burrow (AUS), 33, but was unable to overtake Wright’s rampaging forehand assault in the Final.

“I just want to say thanks to everybody,” Slater said. “The swell is offshore and we almost didn’t have the contest last week and it all came together. I’m stoked for Owen to get his first win, congratulations. I’m stoked to be on the East Coast and I think we might have a surf with bravest and finest with firefighters and policemen tomorrow. Thanks to everyone at Quiksilver for an amazing week. We’ve been taken care of like never before. Thanks!”

Slater, who was in need of an excellent ride in the dying minutes of his Semifinals matchup against Taj Burrow (AUS), 33, rose to the occasion, launching the event’s only perfect 10-point ride with a gigantic frontside full-rotation slob grab on a closeout section to overtake Burrow in dramatic fashion.

Owen Wright (AUS), 21, has taken out the Quiksilver Pro New York and surfing's richest prize purse ever (US $300,000) over Kelly Slater (USA), 39.

“Taj (Burrow) obviously got the better of that first exchange,” Slater said. “I knew there were good waves and I was trying to get a good left. Taj (Burrow) had priority and I would have done the same thing because I had already tried hail maries and I just tried to rotate and the lip was soft going down. I wasn’t even thinking about the grab, it was just how it ended up. I thought it was going to be up in the 9’s for sure based on what happened earlier in the week. I was just so in the moment and excited that I was on my feet still when I landed.”

Burrow, attacked both the lefts and rights in energetic fashion and seemed to have Slater on the ropes in the dying minutes of their Semifinals battle, but the progressive Australian’s final berth slipped out of his hands via the Floridian’s perfect score.

“The wind has been offshore and it’s actually a bit difficult for airs out there,” Burrow said. “I knew that wave I let Kelly (Slater) have was only a one-maneuver wave. I let him have it because I didn’t think there was an 8 on that wave, and then Kelly did the best air of his life, on the last wave of the heat, against me. I’m still having trouble putting it into words. It was freakish.”

Despite the tough loss, Burrow’s experience at the Quiksilver Pro New York has been a pleasant one compliments of the warm welcome from the local New Yorkers and the excellent surf provided via Hurricane Katia.

“The event has been great. The people here have been so excited for us to be here and that’s really a special thing. The city’s been a blast and on top of it all, we’ve had really great waves the past two days. It’s been a great event.”

Alejo Muniz (BRA), 22, currently competing in his rookie year on the ASP World Title Series, was in impressive form throughout the entirety of Quiksilver Pro New York competition, but was unable to trump Wright in their Semifinals heat. Muniz’s equal 3rd place finish marks his career-best result.

“This is the best result of my career,” Muniz said. “The waves have been really fun and I’ve just been focusing on working through my heats. This is my first time to New York and I have had a great trip. I’m very excited to move to the next event. Thanks to all the people here who have been so nice.”

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1 – 
Owen Wright (AUS) 17.90

2 – Kelly Slater (USA) 14.53


SF 1: 
Kelly Slater (USA) 19.07 def. Taj Burrow (AUS) 18.33

SF 2: Owen Wright (AUS) 14.84 def. Alejo Muniz (BRA) 9.63


QF 1: 
Taj Burrow (AUS) 14.77 def. Jadson Andre (BRA) 14.37

QF 2: Kelly Slater (AUS) 15.50 def. Josh Kerr (AUS) 15.00

QF 3: Alejo Muniz (BRA) 12.10 def. Heitor Alves (BRA) 10.10

QF 4: Owen Wright (AUS) 12.93 def. Julian Wilson (AUS) 12.44

ASP WORLD TITLE TOP 10 (After Quiksilver Pro New York):

Kelly Slater (USA) 34950 pts

2. Owen Wright (AUS) 31,900 pts

3. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 30,200 pts

4. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 27,000 pts

5. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 26,750 pts

6. Josh Kerr (AUS) 25,600 pts

7. Taj Burrow (AUS) 25,250 pts

8. Mick Fanning (AUS) 23,000 pts

9. Michel Bourez (PYF) 20,500 pts

10. Jeremy Flores (FRA) 19,700 pts

Kelly Slater Takes Out Billabong Pro Tahiti, Leads ASP World Title Race

TEAHUPO’O, Taiarapu/French Polynesia (Monday, August 29, 2011) – Kelly Slater (USA), 39, reigning 10-time ASP World Champion, has claimed the Billabong Pro Tahiti presented by Air Tahiti Nui over Owen Wright (AUS), 21, in clean four-to-six foot (1.5 – 2 metre) waves at Teahupo’o.

Event No. 5 of 11 on the 2011 ASP World Title season, the Billabong Pro Tahiti culminated a historic incarnation of the event today, with the world’s best surfers pushing the performance envelope in incredible conditions.

Slater began to really pick up steam in today’s conditions, dispatching of an in-form Josh Kerr (AUS), 27, in the Semifinals before meeting lethal goofy-footer Wright in the Finals. The iconic American utilized his superior backhand tube-riding technique to post an 18.43 heat total out of a possible 20, which would prove too much for his younger opponent to overcome.

“I felt like I finally hit my stride in the Semifinals this morning,” Slater said. “In the Final, I fell on a couple of waves that were maybe better than what I ended up getting scored on. It put the pressure on me, and took the pressure off him (Wright). He got that really big one at the end that could have gotten pretty close to the score. These are the best conditions this event has ever run in. It’s been a phenomenal week.”

Coming into Tahiti rated No. 6 on the ASP World Title rankings, Slater’s win today rockets the Floridian to the No. 1 spot after a number of top seeds suffered early eliminations at the hands of an unmerciful Teahupo’o.

“It’s one of those weird events where you have to scramble through the early rounds,” Slater said. “Every year at this event, there are few of the top guys that lose in the early rounds and you have to scramble if you want a result here. You have to be in tune with the tides, swell direction and everything to make sure you get those waves that get you the score.”

Today’s win marked Slater’s 47th elite tour victory (out of 67 Finals appearances).

Wright secured the best result of his young career today, finishing Runner-Up at the Billabong Pro Tahiti. The progressive Australian was a standout at Teahupo’o, notching perfect rides and impressive victories with ease.

“I thought it was an incredible Final,” Wright said. “We both got really good waves and I felt like I did what I needed to on them. Kelly (Slater) just happened to find ones that opened up a little better. Congrats to him, and hoping I can get him in the next one.”

Travis Logie (ZAF), 32, gained entry into the Billabong Pro Tahiti will the withdrawal of Bobby Martinez (USA), 29, from competition. Formerly sitting at the 44th spot on the ASP World Rankings, Logie’s Equal 3rd place finish at Teahupo’o moves the South African significantly up the rankings in hopes of cementing himself as an ASP Top 34 member after the September rotation.

“It’s been an unbelievable week for me,” Logie said. “I don’t think it has all sunk in yet. I was in Europe, I barely made it here in time, I’ve been on borrowed equipment, I’ve been banged up on the reef, I had a re-surf with my good mate Jordy (Smith) and I’ve also scored the best result of my career. It’s all happened very fast. So yeah, I’m happy with how everything’s worked out, but would have liked to have made that Final.”

Josh Kerr (AUS), 27, although one of the standouts in both the free surfs and the event, was not be able to overtake Slater in an inconsistent Semifinal.

“It was pretty frustrating out there,” Kerr said. “We had a little exchange in the beginning and there just weren’t any more opportunities through the heat. I thought we’d have a bit more action with the tide push, but it was the opposite. I’m pretty disappointed. It’s a good result for me of course, just thought I could go a little better.”

Jeremy Flores (FRA), 23, put in some of the most inspiring performances of the event, bagging the biggest waves and even surfing a Perfect 20 heat in yesterday’s idyllic conditions. For his heroics, Flores was awarded the Andy Irons Award for most committed performance of the event. This is the inaugural year for the award, honoring the late ASP and Billabong Pro Tahiti Champion Andy Irons.

“Andy (Irons) meant everything to me,” Flores said. “He has been the guy I’ve looked up to my whole life. In heavy waves, in all waves, he was the best and to earn this award is so special for me. He inspired everyone on tour and he’s been my inspiration in Tahiti. I know he was smiling on this event. Thank you Andy.”

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1 – 
Kelly Slater (USA) 18.43

2 – Owen Wright (AUS) 17.10


SF 1: 
Kelly Slater (USA) 14.50 def. Josh Kerr (AUS) 10.60

SF 2: Owen Wright (AUS) 19.50 def. Travis Logie (ZAF) 14.40


QF 1: 
Josh Kerr (AUS) 11.94 def. Jeremy Flores (FRA) 11.83

QF 2: Kelly Slater (USA) 17.50 def. Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 6.17

QF 3: Travis Logie (ZAF) 18.07 def. Brett Simpson (USA) 17.14

QF 4: Owen Wright (AUS) 16.74 def. Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 13.10

ASP WORLD TITLE RANKINGS TOP 5 (After Billabong Pro Tahiti)

Kelly Slater (USA) 26,950 pts

2. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 26,500 pts

3. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 26,200 pts

4. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 22,750 pts

5. Owen Wright (AUS) 21,900 pts

World’s Best Surfers Battle Tricky Snapper Rocks for Round 2 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia (Sunday, March 5, 2011) – The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover, the opening event of the 2011 ASP World Title season, recommenced competition today with the elimination Round 2 battling it out in trying two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves at the primary venue of Snapper Rocks.

While strong currents and unfavorable swell direction made the conditions challenging at times, the world’s best surfers persevered and put on an electric show in front of the capacity crowd at the southern end of the Gold Coast.

Brett Simpson (USA), 26, into his second year amongst the elite ASP Top 34, took the day’s top honors, collecting a 16.73 out of a possible 20, to eliminate compatriot Patrick Gudauskas (USA), 25, in their Round 2 battle.

“I’m definitely happy with my performance,” Simpson said. “From how the day started I was like ‘oh, they’re going to run it.’ It’s tough out there, but seems like it’s getting better heat-by-heat. I started with that fall on my first wave but was able to get those smaller ones and knew I just had to push it.”

“My game plan was to just go out there and push it,” Simpson said. “Pat (Gudauskas) and I have grown up surfing against each other our whole lives, so it’s always tough when you draw each other at this level, but that’s how it goes.”

Simpson plans to keep the defeats coming, working his way to an inaugural win.

“A win on the World Tour would be at the top,” Simpson said. “My wins at the US Open are my favorite, but a World Tour win on this level would be special. I’m just trying to get consistent and compete at a high level every 30 minutes and not have those sporadic performances and keep staying focused.”

Simpson will take on Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), 29, in Round 3 of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast.

Adrian Buchan (AUS), 28, opened up the day’s action with a convincing win over 2010 ASP Australasia Pro Junior Champion and wildcard Mitch Crews (AUS), 20. Buchan’s vicious backhand assault netted him a 14.17 out of a possible 20, which proved enough to withstand a late charge from his younger compatriot.

“I knew Crewsy (Mitch Crews) is capable of getting big scores and that last wave was the best wave that came through in that heat,” Buchan said. “I got that six for one turn and it looked like he had three or four on that wave, so who knows. The conditions are tough out there; it’s not the Snapper we’re used to.”

“Luckily I had the advantage of being able to watch the first heat of the round before mine,” Buchan said. “I think Bede (Durbidge) was out of position and that’s uncharacteristic for him. It’s tricky out there and these conditions even the playing field between us and the rookies. I didn’t want to take that heat lightly at all. I felt sharp and the boards felt good in Round 1, but I just didn’t finish my waves and you can’t have that. I just tightened the screws a little bit in that last round and felt a lot better.”

Buchan will battle Gold Coast fly boy Josh Kerr (AUS), 26, in Round 3 of competition.

Alejo Muniz (BRA), 21, Round 2’s sole rookie victor, put on a captivating display of surfing skill with his defeat over veteran Australian Kieren Perrow. Despite the trying conditions, Muniz exhibited tactics and composure well beyond his young years, netting a 12.60 out of a possible 20.

“It was pretty hard, I don’t think I’ve ever paddled that much in a heat before,” Muniz said. “I was thinking about where I had to be in the lineup and looking for waves with a long wall. My strategy was to stay busy and catch a lot of waves and have fun. In my first heat I was so nervous I couldn’t even catch a wave. I wanted to have fun in this heat because it’s my dream to be on the World Tour and I want to enjoy it.”

Muniz continues his roll from last month where he took out the ASP PRIME Hang Loose Pro in his native Brazil and will look to open his inaugural campaign amongst the ASP Top 34 in similar fashion.

“It (the Hang Loose Pro) was the best start of my career since I started to surf,” Muniz said. “I was trying to bring those feelings over here and I’m riding the same board. I was just trying to bring the memories from Fernando over here because I felt so good.”

Muniz was also one of three Brazilian competitors to win his heat in Round 2.”

Flanked by fellow Brazilian Round 2 victors Adriano de Souza (BRA), 24, Jadson Andre (BRA), 20, and Heitor Alves (BRA), 28, Muniz was in good company and will take on 2010 ASP World Tour Rookie of the Year Owen Wright (AUS), 21, in Round 3 when competition resumes.

Matt Banting (AUS), 16, wildcard into the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, caused the upset of the event today, eliminating local powerbroker and ASP World Title contender Bede Durbidge (AUS), 28, in the opening heat of the day.

“I knew when he (Durbidge) fell on that last barrel that I had it,” Banting said. “I started getting the shakes. It’s everything I’ve ever dreamed of to surf in World Tour events and now I have Kelly (Slater) in Round 3. It’s the most excited I’ve ever been. I’m over the moon. It’ll be good to just be out in the water again with Kelly in the next round.”

The young natural-footer will face reigning 10-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA), 39, in Round 3 when competition recommences.

Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 6:30am to assess conditions for a possible 7:30am start.

When competition resumes, up first will be former two-time ASP World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS), 29, up against progressive islander Dusty Payne (HAW), 22, in the opening heat of Round 3.

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Heat 1: 
Matt Banting (AUS) 9.43 def. Bede Durbidge (AUS) 4.00

Heat 2: Adrian Buchan (AUS) 14.17 def. Mitch Crews (AUS) 13.10

Heat 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 10.83 def. Marc Lacomare (FRA) 8.66

Heat 4: Michel Bourez (PYF) 13.40 def. Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 4.80

Heat 5: Cory Lopez (USA) 7.83 def. Chris Davidson (AUS) 4.77

Heat 6: Jadson Andre (BRA) 10.17 def. Gabe Kling (USA) 9.00

Heat 7: Dusty Payne (HAW) 12.33 def. Damien Hobgood (USA) 10.83

Heat 8: Alejo Muniz (BRA) 12.60 def. Kieren Perrow (AUS) 11.27

Heat 9: Kai Otton (AUS) 13.73 def. C.J. Hobgood (USA) 7.06

Heat 10: Brett Simpson (USA) 16.73 def. Patrick Gudauskas (USA) 9.90

Heat 11: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 11.50 def. Taylor Knox (USA) 10.50

Heat 12: Heitor Alves (BRA) 14.50 def. Bobby Martinez (USA) 12.83


Heat 1: 
Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW)

Heat 2: Jadson Andre (BRA) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT)

Heat 3: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Josh Kerr (AUS)

Heat 4: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)

Heat 5: Heitor Alves (BRA) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)

Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Matt Banting (AUS)

Heat 7: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Cory Lopez (USA)

Heat 8: Brett Simpson (AUS) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)

Heat 9: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Daniel Ross (AUS)

Heat 10: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Alejo Muniz (BRA)

Heat 11: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Kai Otton (AUS)

Heat 12: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Julian Wilson (AUS)


Heat 1: 
Pauline Ado (FRA) vs. Tyler Wright (AUS)

Heat 2: Laura Enever (AUS) vs. Sofia Mulanovich (PER)

Heat 3: Coco Ho (HAW) vs. Jacqueline Silva (BRA)

Heat 4: Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. Courtney Conlogue (USA)