Two separate systems gift glorious barrels to surfers on both sides of the Atlantic.
Jamie O'Brien takes Poopies and Kalani Chapman to Jaws, but this is not your ordinary Jaws mission. JOB and the boys rent Catch Surf soft-top boards and this happens...
EL CONFITAL, Gran Canaria (Sunday, October 12, 2008) – Daniel Ross (Yamba, AUS), 25, won the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 4-Star Ocean & Earth Pro pres. by La Caja de Canarias in pumping five to six foot (1.5 to 2 meter) waves at the world famous venue of El Confital today. Ross, who defeated Stuart Kennedy (Lennox Head, AUS), 18, in an exciting 100% Australian 35-minute Man-on-man clash, rose throughout the week with excellent skills and variety in his surfing to end up 1st of the 2008 edition and clinch the valuable 1500 winner's ratings' points.
EL CONFITAL, Gran Canaria (Saturday, October 11, 2008) – The second to last day of the Ocean & Earth Pro witnessed some intense action with the pressure rising over the potential winners at El Confital. Eight heats were wrapped up taking the event into its Man-on-man clashes and all four semifinalists were decided after a great surf show in three to four foot (1. to 1.2 meter) waves, Jonathan Gonzalez (CNY) being the only one to resist the Australian assault led by ASP World Tour surfer Daniel Ross (AUS).
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.