Dylan Lightfoot has out-surfed a selection of South African surfing royalty to take out the JBU Supertrials
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.
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.
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.
EL CONFITAL, Gran Canaria (Monday, October 6, 2008) – The Ocean & Earth Pro, an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 4-Star event, officially started today but uncontestable two foot (0.5 meter) waves forced organisers to call the day off and have the 96-men field of competitors come back tomorrow at 9 AM.
MUNDAKA, Basque Country/Spain (Saturday, October 4, 2008) – Former ASP World Champion C.J. Hobgood (USA) defeated Joel Parkinson (AUS) in three-foot (one meter) barreling waves at the Billabong Pro Mundaka to claim his first ASP World Tour victory in four years today.
MUNDAKA, Basque Country/Spain (Saturday, October 4, 2008) – A brand new Billabong Pro Mundaka champion will be crowned this afternoon. Not a single former winner of the event exists amongst the eight quarterfinalists competing at Mundaka today.
MUNDAKA, Basque Country/Spain (Friday, October 3, 2008) – Tom Whitaker (AUS) received an early birthday present from Mother Nature today. The soon-to-be 29-year-old Australian (his birthday is tomorrow) scored a perfect 10 to beat newly crowned nine-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater in Round 4 of the Billabong Pro Mundaka.