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Nicol Tames Testing Conditions, Top Seeds Control Day 3 of Estoril Coast Pro
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Nicol Tames Testing Conditions, Top Seeds Control Day 3 of Estoril Coast Pro

GUINCHO, Portugal (Thursday, October 23, 2008) – The Estoril Coast Pro resumed at its back-up venue of Gunicho today, twenty minutes North from Carcavelos, with top seeds getting their start in the ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) 6-Star event in solid four to six foot (1.2 to 2 meter) waves. After a day-off yesterday, it was time for current ratings’ leaders to take the dust off their boards and surf in the third to last major event of the year that will be crucial regarding end-of-the-year ratings from which the Top 15 will qualify for next year’s ASP World Tour.

Sweeping Lefts on Tap for ASP Top 17 at Movistar Classic pres. by Rip Curl
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Sweeping Lefts on Tap for ASP Top 17 at Movistar Classic pres. by Rip Curl

MANCORA, Peru (Thursday, October 23, 2008) – The ASP Top 17 are preparing to do battle at stop No. 6 of 8 on the 2008 ASP Women’s World Tour, the Movistar Classic Mancora Peru presented by Rip Curl, where the cobblestone lefthander awaits the world’s best female surfers as they vie for invaluable ratings points, prize money and the highly-coveted ASP Women’s World Title.

International Contingent Mixes with Local Talent for Exciting O’Neill CWC Action
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International Contingent Mixes with Local Talent for Exciting O’Neill CWC Action

SANTA CRUZ, California (Wednesday, October 22, 2008) – The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 4-Star O’Neill Cold Water Classic completed Round 2 and the first eight heats of Round 3 today in two-to-four foot (1 metre) conditions at Steamer Lane.

Day 2 of Estoril Coast Pro Called Off, Promissing Forecast from Thursday
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Day 2 of Estoril Coast Pro Called Off, Promissing Forecast from Thursday

CARCAVELOS, Portugal (Wednesday, October 22, 2008) – After six hours of patience, officials and surfers agreed to call the event off for the second day of the waiting period. Some small but inconsistent waves eventually started breaking at Carcavelos but not enough to get top seeds to paddle out.

ASP WQS European Title Race Heats up, Champion Crowned Next Sunday
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ASP WQS European Title Race Heats up, Champion Crowned Next Sunday

CAPBRETON, France (Wednesday, October 22, 2008) - The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) WQS European title race is heating up as the 2008 Champion will be crowned next Sunday at the end of this year's final event, the Estoril Coast Pro, taking place this week at Carcavelos in Portugal.

The British Nationals 2008
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The British Nationals 2008

Fistral Beach Surf Hire Presents the British Nationals 2008, Newquay, Cornwall. Live webcast @ tiger24.com

O’Neill Cold Water Classic Underway, Solid Swell on Horizon for the Event
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O’Neill Cold Water Classic Underway, Solid Swell on Horizon for the Event

SANTA CRUZ, California (Tuesday, October 21, 2008) – The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 4-Star O’Neill Cold Water Classic kicked off today at Santa Cruz’s coveted Steamer Lane in three-to-four foot (1 metre) conditions.

Estoril Coast Pro Gets Underway, Local Hero Pires to Open the Show Tomorrow
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Estoril Coast Pro Gets Underway, Local Hero Pires to Open the Show Tomorrow

GUINCHO, Portugal (Tuesday, October 21, 2008) – The Estoril Coast Pro, an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 6-Star event, got underway at the back-up venue of Guincho today, with Round 1 being completed in wind-blown two to three foot (0.5 to 1 meter) waves. Fourty-eight men started their Portuguese run in the tricky conditions with half of them joining the event’s top seeds in the upcoming Round 2 where local hero and current ASP World Tour No. 31 Tiago Pires (PRT) will surf first heat tomorrow morning.

Muscroft Wins Santa Surf Pro in Lanzarote, goes to No. 10 on the ASP WQS
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Muscroft Wins Santa Surf Pro in Lanzarote, goes to No. 10 on the ASP WQS

SAN JUAN, Lanzarote (Sunday, October 19, 2008) – Nic Muscroft (AUS), 26, won the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 6-Star Prime Santa Surf Pro at Lanzarote today in the Canarian archipelago clinching valuable 3000 ratings’ points that rocket him to No. 10 on the international ratings and increases his chances of qualifying for next year’s ASP World Tour.