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Lay Day Called for Beachley Classic, Possible Site Relocation in the Coming Days
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Lay Day Called for Beachley Classic, Possible Site Relocation in the Coming Days

MANLY BEACH, Australia (Thursday, October 9, 2008) – Small surf in the one-to-two foot (0.5 metre) range on offer at Manly Beach today prompted event organizers at the Beachley Classic to postpone commencing until at least tomorrow with a possible site relocation in the coming days.

Beachley Classic's Increased Ratings Points Purse Has Asp Top 17 Salivating
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Beachley Classic's Increased Ratings Points Purse Has Asp Top 17 Salivating

MANLY BEACH, Australia (Wednesday, October 8, 2008) – The 2008 Beachley Classic, stop No. 5 of 8 on the ASP Women’s World Tour, commences its waiting period tomorrow and the ASP Top 17 are geared up to do battle for the biggest prize purse of the year.

Day 2 of Ocean & Earth Pro Called Off - New Swell on the Way
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Day 2 of Ocean & Earth Pro Called Off - New Swell on the Way

EL CONFITAL, Gran Canaria (Tuesday, October 7, 2008) – Conditions did not improve throughout the day and organisers and surfers agreed to call the second day of the ASP WQS 4-Star Ocean & Earth Pro pres. La Caja de Canarias off.

Ocean & Earth Pro Called off on Day 1 of Waiting period
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Ocean & Earth Pro Called off on Day 1 of Waiting period

EL CONFITAL, Gran Canaria (Monday, October 6, 2008) – The Ocean & Earth Pro, an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 4-Star event, officially started today but uncontestable two foot (0.5 meter) waves forced organisers to call the day off and have the 96-men field of competitors come back tomorrow at 9 AM.

C.J. Hobgood Beats Joel Parkinson to Win the Billabong Pro Mundaka
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C.J. Hobgood Beats Joel Parkinson to Win the Billabong Pro Mundaka

MUNDAKA, Basque Country/Spain (Saturday, October 4, 2008) – Former ASP World Champion C.J. Hobgood (USA) defeated Joel Parkinson (AUS) in three-foot (one meter) barreling waves at the Billabong Pro Mundaka to claim his first ASP World Tour victory in four years today.

Final Day of the Billabong Pro Mundaka – New Champ To Be Crowned Today
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Final Day of the Billabong Pro Mundaka – New Champ To Be Crowned Today

MUNDAKA, Basque Country/Spain (Saturday, October 4, 2008) – A brand new Billabong Pro Mundaka champion will be crowned this afternoon. Not a single former winner of the event exists amongst the eight quarterfinalists competing at Mundaka today.

Quarterfinalists Decided at Mundaka – Whitaker Beats Slater With Perfect 10
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Quarterfinalists Decided at Mundaka – Whitaker Beats Slater With Perfect 10

MUNDAKA, Basque Country/Spain (Friday, October 3, 2008) – Tom Whitaker (AUS) received an early birthday present from Mother Nature today. The soon-to-be 29-year-old Australian (his birthday is tomorrow) scored a perfect 10 to beat newly crowned nine-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater in Round 4 of the Billabong Pro Mundaka.

Kelly Slater Wins 9th ASP World Tour Title
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Kelly Slater Wins 9th ASP World Tour Title

MUNDAKA, Spain (Friday, Oct. 3, 2008) – Kelly Slater, 36, has won a record ninth ASP World Title after advancing out of Round 3 of the Billabong Pro Mundaka – the ninth event of 11 on the 2008 ASP World Tour. Slater came into the event needing an equal ninth finish to clinch the title, he secured that by beating local wildcard Eneko Acero (EUK) in four foot waves at Mundaka this morning.