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Slater One Heat Away from Nine – Round 1 of the Billabong Pro Mundaka a Wrap
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Slater One Heat Away from Nine – Round 1 of the Billabong Pro Mundaka a Wrap

MUNDAKA, Basque Country/Spain (Wednesday, October 1, 2008) – Kelly Slater (USA) needs to finish ninth or better in the ninth event of the year to win his ninth ASP World Title. He’s one heat away from doing so after scoring a 9.00 and a 7.33 to win his Round 1 heat at the Billabong Pro Mundaka back-up venue of Sopelana today.

Beachley Classic Crucial to ASP Women's World Title Race
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Beachley Classic Crucial to ASP Women's World Title Race

MANLY BEACH, Australia (Wednesday, October 1, 2008) – The ASP Top 17 are returning to Australia for the richest female event in professional surfing, the Beachley Classic at Sydney’s Northern Beaches, running from October 9 – 14, 2008.

Round 1 of the Billabong Pro Mundaka on at Sopelana
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Round 1 of the Billabong Pro Mundaka on at Sopelana

MUNDAKA, Basque Country/Spain (Wednesday, October 1, 2008) – Round 1 of the Billabong Pro Mundaka will run in two to three foot (1 metre) waves at the back-up site of Sopelana today. Heat 1 hit the water at 9am local time.

No Go on Round 1 of the Billabong Pro Mundaka Today
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No Go on Round 1 of the Billabong Pro Mundaka Today

MUNDAKA, Basque Country/Spain (Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008) – Contest officials made the 45 minute drive to assess conditions at the back-up site of Sopelana this morning but ultimately decided to call ASP World Tour competition off for the day.

No Billabong Pro Mundaka Today; 8am Call at Sopelena Tomorrow
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No Billabong Pro Mundaka Today; 8am Call at Sopelena Tomorrow

MUNDAKA, Basque Country/Spain (Monday, Sept. 29, 2008) The Billabong Pro Mundaka waiting period began today, but after assessing conditions at the main event site in Mundaka and the back-up venue of Sopelana until 11:30am, the contest was called off for the day.

Inside ASP: Catch-up with current WQS No. 3 Tim Boal on his path to the ASP World Tour
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Inside ASP: Catch-up with current WQS No. 3 Tim Boal on his path to the ASP World Tour

CAPBRETON, France (Friday, September 26, 2008) - The Quiksliver Pro France finished wednesday but the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) are about to get back on with European surfers all readying for a good start to the end-of-the-year marathon that will take them from Brazil to the Canary Islands then Hawaii for the showdown. We caught up with current ASP WQS No. 3 French surfer Tim Boal (Anglet, FRA), on his career, training, goals, and a look back on this year...

Michel Bourez Shines and Places equal 5th in Quiksilver Pro France
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Michel Bourez Shines and Places equal 5th in Quiksilver Pro France

SEIGNOSSE, France (Friday, September 26, 2008) - Michel Bourez (Tahiti, PYF), 23, current ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) No. 14 and wildcard in the Quiksilver Pro France, ended his run in the Quarterfinals of the event after defeating three of the top 20 surfers including ASP World Tour No. 3 and 4 Bede Durbidge (AUS) and Joel Parkinson (AUS) respectively in Round 3 and 2.

Billabong Pro Mundaka Waiting Period Starts Monday
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Billabong Pro Mundaka Waiting Period Starts Monday

MUNDAKA, Basque Country/Spain (Thursday, September 25, 2008) – ASP World Tour ratings leader Kelly Slater (USA) was 7.31 points away from clinching his ninth ASP World Title when he was beaten by Australia’s Adrian Buchan in their French final bout yesterday. Slater now has to secure an equal 9th finish at next week’s Billabong Pro Mundaka to clinch crown No.9.

Bourez Eliminates Durbidge, Slater Could Clinch ASP World Title No. 9 Tomorrow
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Bourez Eliminates Durbidge, Slater Could Clinch ASP World Title No. 9 Tomorrow

HOSSEGOR, France (Tuesday, September 23, 2008) – Tahitian wildcard Michel Bourez may have hindered Kelly Slater’s 2007 ASP World Title hopes by knocking him out of the Quiksilver Pro France last year, but he certainly helped the Floridian’s cause today.