Giant 10 point barrels, Slater dominating, and a Hawaiian victor at the Vans World Cup of Surfing.
Former head of the IBA, Alex Leon, gives us his take on the future of the IBA.
NEWPORT BEACH, California (Saturday, September 20, 2008) – The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 2-Star Oakley Newport Beach Pro ran the Quarterfinals this morning and the final 16 competitors tore into the clean two-to-three foot (1 metre) barrels on offer at Newport Beach’s 56th Street.
HOSSEGOR, France (Saturday, September 20, 2008) – Eight of the ASP World Tour’s Top 10 surfers were sent to Round 2 of the Quiksilver Pro France today. Two of them are out of Quiksilver Pro contention after losing their elimination round heats held late this afternoon.
SEIGNOSSE, France (Saturday, September 20, 2008) - The Quiksilver Pro France, Stop No. 8 of 11 on this year's ASP World Tour, witnessed its first pulses of action today with Round 1 and first four heats of Round 2 being completed at the back-up venue of Les Estagnots in good three foot (one meter) waves.
CARDIFF, California (Friday, September 19, 2008) - Day 1 of the Roxy Jam Cardiff featuring the Linda Benson World Longboard Pro kicked off in peaky three-to-four foot (1 metre) conditions at Cardiff Reef today.
NEWPORT BEACH, California (Thursday, September 18, 2008) – Day 3 of the Oakley Newport Beach Pro and Oakley Pro Junior ran in excellent two-to-four foot (1 metre) conditions at 56th street in Newport Beach, California.
HOSSEGOR, France (Friday, Sept. 19, 2008) – Eight-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA) has a shot at claiming his ninth ASP World Title sometime this week but he’ll have to win the Quiksilver Pro France to do so.
HOSSEGOR, France (Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008) The waiting period for the Quiksilver Pro France, the seventh of 11 events on the 2008 ASP World Tour, will commence on Friday, September 19, 2008 and stretch until Sunday, September 28, 2008.
NEWPORT BEACH, California (Wednesday, September 17, 2008) The second day of the Oakley Newport Beach Pro saw standout surfing from Macy Mullen (Mililani, HI), 28, Brett Barley (Outer Banks, NC), 18 and Nat Young (Santa Cruz, CA), 17, in Round 3. Today's top performers took advantage of the excellent two-to-four foot (1 metre) conditions on offer by posting the day's top scores. The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 2-Star event running until Sunday of this week is the seventh of nine ASP WQS events held in North America.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Wednesday, September 17, 2008) – Melanie Bartels (HAW), 26, has won the 2008 Billabong Girls Pro Rio, defeating fellow finalist Sofia Mulanovich (PER), 25, in rifling four foot (1.5 metre) barrels at Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro today.