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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.

Third Consecutive Day Off – Ocean & Earth Pro Set For Start At 7.45 Am Thursday
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Third Consecutive Day Off – Ocean & Earth Pro Set For Start At 7.45 Am Thursday

EL CONFITAL, Gran Canaria (Wednesday, October 8, 2008) – It has been another long day for all Round 1 competitors waiting to get the dust off their boards but officials had to call the event off for the third consecutive day. The Ocean & Earth Pro pres. La Caja de Canarias, an ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) 4-Star event, has yet to commence at the world famous venue of El Confital and tomorrow’s expected swell pick-up might get the first sixteen heats done.

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.