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These are the fortunate few. Many epic sessions have fallen by the wayside, victims to our ruthless monthly culls, but the results are wondrous to behold.
ZARAUTZ, Basque Country (Sunday, September 14, 2008) – Tim Boal (Anglet, FRA), 25, won the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 5-Star Rip Curl Pro Zarautz today, claiming valuable 2000 ratings’ points after defeating Joan Duru (Hossegor, FRA), 19, in clean two to three foot (0.5 to 1 meter) waves in an unprecedent 100% French final. Boal goes from No. 5 to No. 3 on the ASP WQS international ratings and will enjoy a well-deserved break.
ZARAUTZ, Basque Country (Thursday, September 11, 2008) – Storm and winds made it hard today for the start of top seeds in the ASP WQS 5-Star Rip Curl Pro Zarautz and seventeen heats only were done in changing conditions, the surf going from clean off-shore to wind-blow on-shore two to three foot (0.5 to 1 meter) waves by the time the storm had settled over Zarautz.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Thursday, September 11, 2008) – Day 2 of the Billabong Girls Pro Rio, event No. 4 of 8 on the 2008 ASP Women’s World Tour, completed Rounds 2 and 3 today, with impressive surfing going down in the improved three-foot (1 metre) waves on offer at Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro.
SAN CLEMENTE, California (Thursday, September 11, 2008) – There are only nine heats of the Boost Mobile Pro pres. by Hurley remaining and those heats will run in three to five foot swell today. The 2008 event champion will be crowned early this afternoon.
SAN CLEMENTE, California (Thursday, September 11, 2008) - Kelly Slater (USA) beat Taj Burrow (AUS) 18.97 to 18.63 to win his third Boost Mobile Pro title at Lower Trestles today. He is now as close as one event away from winning a record ninth ASP World Title.
CAPBRETON, France (Friday, September 12, 2008) - Jeremy Flores (New Caledonia / Capbreton,FRA), 20, confirmed he was back and fit at the Boost Mobile Pro of Surf pres. by Hurley getting a 3rd place to equal his best result this year and jump back to No. 10 on the ASP World Tour ratings.
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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Thursday, September 11, 2008) – The Billabong Girls Pro Rio is back on this morning with the elimination Round 2 and potentially Round 3 running in improved, glassy two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves at Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro.
CAPBRETON, France (Thursday, September 11, 2008) - Jeremy Flores (FRA), the best French and European surfer ever competing on the ASP World Tour, was in excellent form on Day 3 of the Boost Mobile Pro pres. by Hurley and secured a berth into Quarterfinals of the seventh stop of 11 on this year's Dream Tour.