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Did Slater Deserve a Higher Score? Kelly and the Controversial 360 Air at the Hurley Pro

The internet has been blowing up with debates about whether or not Kelly Slater deserved a higher score than 4.17 for a 360 reverse air he did in his Round 5 heat against Mick Fanning.

You be the judge, Does Slater deserve a higher score?


Does Slater Actually Pull this Back-side 360 Reverse?
When Slater went in the air and emerged from the white-wash back on his board, the crowd erupted. Then the announcer said the score came in at a 4.17. The crowd immediately began booing.

How could the judges score such an amazing maneuver so low?
Well he fell and then got back to his stomach and stood back up. The judges considered it an incomplete maneuver even though it looked so incredible. There is clearly a fine line between what the crowd likes and what the judges consider a completed move. Many people believe the wave was still scored low. I believed he would get somewhere between a 6 and 7, so I too thought it was scored low, but even at a 7 Fanning would have beat Slater.


Slater and Ross Williams Sit Down to Discuss the Air and the Score

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ASP WORLD TITLE TOP 10

ASP WORLD TITLE TOP 10 (After Quiksilver Pro New York):
1.
Kelly Slater (USA) 34950 pts
2. Owen Wright (AUS) 31,900 pts
3. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 30,200 pts
4. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 27,000 pts
5. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 26,750 pts
6. Josh Kerr (AUS) 25,600 pts
7. Taj Burrow (AUS) 25,250 pts
8. Mick Fanning (AUS) 23,000 pts
9. Michel Bourez (PYF) 20,500 pts
10. Jeremy Flores (FRA) 19,700 pts

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Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau Still on Hold

WAIMEA BAY, Oahu/Hawaii – George Downing, Contest Director of The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau, Fueled by Monster Energy, has put the legendary surf contest on hold for now.  Downing called a “NO GO” for competition at Waimea Bay today, based upon the inconsistency of the swell. While there were definitely 20-foot-plus waves sporadically throughout the morning, the consistency of those large waves was deemed to be insufficient to run the two rounds of competition. The event still has until February 28 to run.  “What we see in conditions like this is just one or two true ‘Eddie’ size waves in the period of a heat,” said Downing. “With seven surfers in the water per heat, that is not the kind of playing field we need for quality, fair competition. “It’s very easy to get caught up in the excitement when those huge waves come through and after all of the efforts of the crew and the spectators to be ready for this day. But what keeps this event the greatest big wave event in the world is never relaxing those standards. Eddie never did.  “We will continue to wait. The holding period runs through February 28 and we know that there is definite potential in the coming weeks for bigger large surf to arise. If that day comes, we will be ready to go again.”

The 15,000-strong crowd that had gathered under moonlight since the very early hours of the morning understood the call and settled in for the day, regardless. With the world’s best big wave riders making the most of the opportunity to put some time in at Waimea, they will be treated to spectacular rides throughout the day, without question.  2002 Eddie winner and 10X world champion Kelly Slater was in firm agreement with the decision: “It’s a good call,” said Slater. “There are big waves out there, but there’s not that many of them. It’s not what we need.”

The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau is the world’s longest running and most prestigious big-wave invitational and is the only one sanctioned by the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP), the governing body of professional surfing.

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Jeremy Flores Wins 2010 Billabong Pipeline Masters

Frenchman Jeremy Flores was just crowned the 2010 Billabong Pipeline Masters Champion!  Flores came from behind to beat Australian Kieren Perrow in the final that saw decided on 4 – 6ft waves at Backdoor. 

4-year ASP veteran, Jeremy Flores claimed his first ASP Dream Tour win, beating Byron Bay’s Perrow to become the winner of the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons. 

Flores, who was in need of a solid 8.60 single-wave score in the dying moments, clawed his way back into the Final against Perrow and threaded the needle on a beautiful righthand barrel to earn a 9.37. Making history as the first European to ever win the Billabong Pipe Masters in the event’s 40 year history, Flores punctuated his season with his career-best result.

“This is such a dream,” Flores said. “I’ve been coming to Hawaii for so long and this is my favorite place in the world, the waves, the people, everything. I just knew I couldn’t give up in the Final even though I was behind. It’s the Pipe Masters and it’s everything. I’m so stoked.”

Flores’ impressive showing in the Final wasn’t his only come-from-behind win of the day, as the young Frenchman also topped reigning 10-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA), 38, in the dying minutes of their Semifinals match-up, marking a significant turnaround in the young Frenchman’s career.

“I’m so stoked to be here and to have made this result,” Flores said. “I’ve been surfing a lot again in all conditions, small or big and I kind of lost that at the start of the year. I think that’s what has helped my rhythm. I’ve just been surfing three times a day no matter what the conditions are and I think that’s the biggest thing that changed this year for me. I just feel like I’ve found my rhythm again.”

Billabong Pipe Masters Final Results:
1 –
Jeremy Flores (FRA) 14.54
2 – Kieren Perrow (AUS) 13.77

Billabong Pipe Masters Semifinals Results:
SF 1:
Jeremy Flores (FRA) 17.50 def. Kelly Slater (USA) 17.23
SF 2: Kieren Perrow (AUS) 15.03 def. Dane Reynolds (USA) 6.83

Billabong Pipe Masters Quarterfinals Results:
QF 1:
Jeremy Flores (FRA) 14.00 def. Owen Wright (AUS) 7.43
QF 2: Kelly Slater (USA) 12.94 def. Adrian Buchan (AUS) 3.16
QF 3: Kieren Perrow (AUS) 13.00 def. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 12.00
QF 4: Dane Reynolds (USA) 17.00 def. Taylor Knox (USA) 3.37

Check back soon for more videos and Pro Surfing News.

Check Out the Past PipeMasters Champions

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2011 ASP World Masters Championships Back by Popular Demand

The ASP World Masters Championships will be back in full swing in 2011, following a six-year hiatus, with some of history’s most iconic waterman donning the singlet once again to do battle.

Maresias Beach, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, will play host to the historic event, signing a licence agreement that will see the ASP World Masters Championships return to Brazil for the next three years. “We’re thrilled to have the ASP World Masters Championships back on the schedule in 2011,” Brodie Carr, ASP International CEO, said. “These are some of the biggest names in surfing history and the world has been waiting to witness them do battle once again. With Maresias, we’ve found the ideal fit and the Masters will be back in action for the foreseeable future.” The ASP World Masters Championships hosts two divisions: Masters (aged 36 to 49-years old with 20 competitors) and Grand Masters (aged 50 and over with 16 competitors).

Potential competitors for the ASP World Masters Championships:

– Tom Carroll (AUS)

– Barton Lynch (AUS)

– Martin Potter (GBR)

– Kelly Slater (USA)

– Gary Elkerton (AUS)

– Damien Hardman (AUS)

– Derek Ho (HAW)

– Tom Curren (USA)

– Mark Occhilupo (AUS)

– Luke Egan (AUS)

– Dave Macaulay (AUS)

– Rob Bain (AUS)

– Shane Beschen (USA)

– Shane Powell (AUS)

– Brad Gerlach (USA)

– Shane Dorian (HAW)

– Matt Hoy (AUS)

– Jake Paterson (AUS)

– Victor Ribas (BRA)

– Taylor Knox (USA)

– Fabio Gouveia (BRA)

– Mike Parsons (USA)

– Jeff Booth (USA)

Potential competitors for the ASP World Grand Masters Championships:

– Shaun Tomson (ZAF)

– Wayne Bartholomew (AUS)

– Mark Richards (AUS)

– Michael Ho (HAW)

– Cheyne Horan (AUS)

– Hans Hedemann (HAW)

– Glen Winton (AUS)

– Simon Anderson (AUS)

– Terry Richardson (AUS)

– Buzzy Kerbox (HAW)

– Bobby Owens (HAW)

– Peter Townend (AUS)

– Dane Kealoha (HAW)

– Joey Buran (USA)

– Ian Cairns (AUS)

– Jeff Hakman (HAW)

“I’m right behind it,” Mark Occhilupo, 1999 ASP World Champion, said. “That heat was so good yesterday (in Haleiwa), but there are so many other good guys like Gary Elkerton, Martin Potter and Luke Egan, just to name a couple and all those guys are still surfing so good. Everyone loves to see them surfing and I’m right behind it. I’m stoked.”  Next year’s incarnation of the ASP World Masters Championships will be the richest in surfing history, boasting a US$220,000 prize purse across both divisions.  “We are very proud to bring to Brazil, the names that made history in this sport. It will be an unforgettable event and a gift to the Brazilian fans,” Evandro Abreu, Super Surf Manager Events. The ASP World Masters Championships will take place from July 25 – 31, 2011 at Maresias Beach, Sao Paulo, Brazil.  For more information, visit www.aspworldtour.com or ProSurfingNews.

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Why Kelly Slater is the Greatest Athlete of Our Time

Ladies and gentlemen it’s time to celebrate the greatest athlete of our time.  38 year old Kelly Slater is on his way to his 10th world title.   Whether he accomplishes this or not, it’s time to cherish this amazing athlete while he is still competing.  Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Jerry Rice and Babe Ruth have not accomplished anything close to Kelly Slater. 

Kelly Slater has won 43 major events and Tiger Woods has won 14 and he led the PGA ratings for 6 years, while Kelly Slater has won a record 9 World Titles.  Michael Jordan won 6 championships, Magic Johnson won 5 and Jerry Rice won 3 Super Bowls.  Even Babe Ruth only won 7 World Series in his lifetime. 

For 20 years Kelly Slater has dominated the sport of surfing and his image has transcended across the globe.  It’s hard to imagine anyone surpassing his legacy in professional sports.

Slater Still Winning Major Events After 20 years

It’s been nearly 20 years since he began his pro career by winning a pro contest in perfect waves at Trestles and this past weekend Slater comes up victorious again. Kelly Slater took first place at the 2010 Hurley Pro at Trestles, beating out Australian Bede Durbidge in near perfect 6-foot waves.  The 2010 Hurley Pro was Slater’s 4th elite tour win at Trestles (2005, 2007, 2008 and 2010), and brought his total number of elite tour victories to 43 and in the process it propelled him to the #1 rating in this year’s ASP World Title Race.  “I don’t know what to say,” he said. “There’s still a long road – 4 more events. I’m trying to soak this in and not look ahead.” Upon receiving the $105,000 first place check he said, “I’d let a hundred thousand people punch me in the face to surf these waves.”

What do the Pros think Separates Slater Apart from the Others?

Former ASP world champ Sunny Garcia, “A strong desire to win and I’m sure that it doesn’t hurt that he surfs pretty good either.  What set him apart from everybody else are his soon to be ten world titles.”  Garcia continued, “Kelly is by far the best surfer ever and as much as I hate saying that it’s the truth.”

According to former professional surfing judge, Dave Schulte, “Slater rides waves with an effortless flow that even makes the pelicans jealous and no one else in surfing history has made it look so easy.  Schulte continued, “Kelly is one of the most intimidating people he ever met and it’s not that he tries to be, he just is!! He is just that cool, Elvis cool.”  The other World Champions did not have the staying power Slater has, they have shown faults and weaknesses that Slater does not show or have in his genetic makeup. He is the complete package of looks, talent, and brains. When interviewed, he has the ability to analyze and breakdown a heat better than anyone and that freaks his competition out. They don’t see what he sees, even when it is right in front of them. The most unique thing about Slater though is that he knows his competitors better than they know him…”

Former WCT pro, MTV personality and current ASP commentator, Peter King said that “Kelly Slater is different because not only is he the champion (9 or 10x now) but because he changed the face of surfing.  King continued, “Kelly completely re-wrote the approach to riding waves. “It has taken 15 years for the surf world to even get close and that is only by about four other surfers.” (Andy, Taj, Dane and Jordy)

Pro surfing legend Brad Gerlach believes that Slater has always been unique with his body.  “Slater surfs with great posture and he’s stayed relatively injury free.  He’s a truly gifted athlete who is intelligent.”  Gerlach continued, “I think he’s into learning so he studies surfing. It will be interesting what he thinks of my book coming out on technique.”

Kelly Slater is the Greatest Athlete of Our Time

The reality is that Slater’s career statistics are unmatched by the other great athletes of our generation.  But what really separates Slater from the other great athletes is that not only has he had the ability to remain at the top of the competition, but his attitude remains stoked.  It is my contention that Slater is the best athlete of modern sports.  After 20 years of professional surfing, Kelly Slater still loves the excitement of winning and the pure joy of surfing like no one ever has…

*** Worthy Videos Highlighting Kelly Slater’s Brilliance ***

1990 Kelly Slater in Black and White -1st Trestles Victory

2010 Slater Wins Hurley Pro at Trestles

Interview with Slater at 2010 Bells Beach in Australia

Slater Surfing Shipstern’s Bluff in Tasmania

2008 Kelly Slater Wins Pipeline Masters

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Kelly Slater Wins Hurley Pro 2010 at Trestles

LOWER TRESTLES, California/USA (Saturday, September 18, 2010) –  Kelly Slater (USA), 38, past nine-time ASP World Champion, has dominated the 2010 Hurley Pro at Trestles in flawless seven-foot waves over lethal Australian Bede Durbidge (AUS), 27.  Event No. 6 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Hurley Pro at Trestles culminated in stunning fashion today with the iconic Floridian collecting an unprecedented 43rd elite tour victory.

 “Looking back at my career, I never would have fathomed a ninth title, let alone a 10th,” Slater said. “I don’t know what to say. It’s still a long road ahead. We still have four events and I’m just trying to soak in this win and not even think about everything right now.”

It was pristine conditions as the world’s best geared up for the final day of the Pro and the competitors did not hold back.  Slater was first set to face Chris Davidson in Round 5 but got an automatic advance when Davidson was too ill to compete.  After earning a free pass, Slater proved he was worthy to advance, unleashing with a vengeance on competitor after competitor.

Quarter Finals matched Slater with Owen Wright, the same opponent who beat him in a non elimination round just one day earlier in the competition.  Edging him out, Kelly went on to the Semi-Finals in a match-up with Mick Fanning.  In no easy fete, Bede won out against then No. 1 ranked Jordy Smith in an unexpected turn pushing him to the Semis to face Dane Reynolds.  The Semi-Finals became a game of cat & mouse as the competitors found themselves in race after race for waves with Slater winning over Fanning by a solid 5.44 point lead and Durbidge clenching the heat over Reynolds by a strong 2.04 points.

Bede Durbidge (AUS), 27, who defeated Slater at this event in 2006, was unable to repeat the magic this year, but was ultimately thankful for his Runner-Up finish. “This was an important comp for me. Congrats go to Kelly (Slater). He’s the man out here and his record is second to none and he’s so dangerous. It was good to make the Final. I’m stoked,” Durbidge said.

In the Final round Slater unleashed with air after air and a near top to bottom stand-up barrel which sent the crowd roaring.  Bede followed that up with an attempted 360 air.  The final results had Kelly claiming the victory, beating Bede by 4 points.  Kelly takes home the $105,000 first-place prize. “We couldn’t have asked for a better event,” said Hurley VP of Sports Marketing Pat O’connell. “With each Hurley Pro we do, we’re looking to raise the level in some way. And I think we achieved that this year.” 

The competition was full of action as Slater made his way through heat by heat.  With each competitor upping the ante the athletes pulled out some stunning moves as the days went on.  Highlights included Dane Reynolds’ 9.33 scored wave which won him the fan voted “Phantom True Performance Award.”

Watch Kelly Slater Winner of the 2010 Hurley Pro

ASP WORLD TITLE RACE TOP 5 (After the Hurley Pro at Trestles):
1.
Kelly Slater
2. Jordy Smith
3. Taj Burrow
4. Dane Reynolds
5. Mick Fanning

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Andy Irons Wins Billabong Pro Tahiti

Three-time ASP World Champion, Andy Irons has won the Billabong Pro Tahiti, beating C.J. Hobgood, in an explosive Final clash in three-to-four foot waves at Teahupoo. The emphatic victory marks Irons’ 20th at the elite level of competition, and the Hawaiian was emotional when regarding his first win in over three years (won Rip Curl Pro Search Chile 2007). 

“I did it!” Irons exclaimed. “I surf because I have to put my jersey on some time. I took a lot of losses, but I put in the hard work too. I dedicate this win 100% to my wife, Lindy, she is everything to me and without her, I’d be nothing. I really, really like competing because I love to win and I feel on top of the world today. I surf because I love to win. I love this feeling.”

Irons, who bested reigning ASP World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS), 29, lethal rookie Patrick Gudauskas (USA), 24, and past nine-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA), 38, en route to the Final, opened up with a massive, freefall wipeout before utilizing his unparalleled backhand tube-riding skills to net a 14.67 out of a possible 20 and collect the win.

“He (Hobgood) paddled me inside and caught the first wave,” Irons said. “The next wave was better and I just fell out of the sky. I thought my board was going to break. It has two buckles on it already. I just went after it out there. C.J. is so dangerous here. I knew he would be getting tens or twos, and I was lucky it was twos today.”

With today’s victory, Irons moves from No. 18 to No. 7 on the ASP World Title Race rankings, a monumental feat that sees the powerful Hawaiian well inside the ASP Top 10.

“I feel like I’m back,” Irons said. “I have to thank ASP for giving me the wildcard back here. My whole dream was to come back and just win one contest, and I’ve done that now. I want more. And to win at Teahupoo, it’s my favourite wave in the world. It’s a very special win.”

Hobgood, one of the premiere tuberiders in the world, was unable to find his way out of multiple barrels in the Final bout against Irons and was reflective in terms Runner-Up finish in Tahiti.

“I had good waves that I could have got the score on and I tried a little harder than I had to,” Hobgood said. “My highest score was only an 8 through every heat leading up to this one and I hadn’t had a breakout performance. No one to blame but myself. I’m stoked all the same though. After the win, I told Andy ‘there’s a lot of people pulling for you, including myself.’ It’s emotional and you take what you can from it.”

Today’s finish at the Billabong Pro Tahiti vaults the past ASP World Champion (2001) from No. 22 to No. 15 in the hunt for the 2010 ASP World Title heading into the next tour stop in Southern California.

“I’ve been in four finals out here and I don’t remember the years I got second,” Hobgood said. “Still, it’s a huge result for me, and I had the opportunity out there. I finally got the monkey off my back this season and I hope I can build on this moving forward.”

Jeremy Flores (FRA), 22, posted the best result of his young career, finishing Equal 3rd at the Billabong Pro Tahiti before going down to Hobgood in the Semifinals. The result jumps the young natural-footer from 24th to 19th on the ASP World Title Race rankings, an excellent position heading into Lower Trestles and home to Europe.

“I had priority the last five minutes and a set came that was my chance, but it wasn’t the wave I needed,” Flores said. “The barrel was really small inside. C.J. (Hobgood) is an excellent surfer and he’s very smart. He surfed a smart heat. Still though, it’s great for me, and I’m excited for the next event.”

Kelly Slater (USA), 38, past nine-time ASP World Champion, looked the form surfer of the day, scoring the event’s first and only Perfect 10 in the Quarterfinals for an incredible freefall layback barrel.

“It’s been a while (since getting a 10),” Slater said. “That was probably the best wave of the day. I looked at the first one, and I was surprised Ace (Adrian Buchan) went on the first one. The second one usually sucks out more and is more hollow. I was a little bit far back when I was paddling, and when I turned around to go, the wind was pushing me back. So I really had to overcompensate once I got to the bottom and finally set my edge. It was a good one though.”

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Brett Simpson Repeats as US Open Surfing Champion

Local favorite Brett Simpson (Huntington Beach, CA), 25, defeated current Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World No. 1 Jordy Smith (ZAF), 22, to clinch his second consecutive title in front of his home crowd at the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) PRIME US Open of Surfing presented by Hurley and Nike 6.0 to clinch the highly sought after $100,000 check at South Huntington Beach Pier in two-to-four foot (1 metre) surf.

Simpson, who marched to a dream victory in front of his home crowd last year, surfed consistently throughout the event’s entirety to charge to a nearly unimaginable repeat performance to take his second consecutive US Open of Surfing title and mass of ratings points on offer towards his ASP World Ranking.  “Last year barely sank in and now I won this year,” Simpson said. “It’s so hard to mentally imagine it all over again because you have to stay consistent and surf so many heats. Luckily I zoned everything out and tried not to worry about the points or the money and that’s when I have competed the best. To be at home with so many friends and family, I’ve enjoyed it so much. To win out here two years in a row is unimaginable. ”

Simpson, who is currently competing on his rookie year on the ASP Dream Tour, jumped out to a quick start in his matchup against the South African juggernaut in the Final and built momentum throughout the heat, leaving Smith looking for a near-perfect score in the final moments of the ASP Dream Tour campaigner’s bout.  “Jordy (Smith) has been getting quick starts, so I tried to go out there and get a decent start,” Simpson said. “I got a five, and it was a low scoring heat, but all the waves I caught I maximized. Jordy had that one wave, where if he pulled that air it could have been a different ballgame. That’s the risk you take to be rewarded and with the level these days, that’s where it’s at. I kind of stayed conservative and built my scores, but either way, a win is a win.”

Simpson, who defeated reigning two-time ASP World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS), 29, to win his 2009 US Open of Surfing title, rose to the challenge once again this year, topping a marquee list of surfers including nine-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (Cocoa Beach ,FL), 38, former ASP World Tour surfer Nathaniel Curran (Oxnard, CA), 26, ASP Dream Tour rookie Adam Melling (AUS), 25, and Australian standout Julian Wilson (AUS), 22, before defeating Smith in the Final.  “It’s amazing to beat those guys,” Simpson said. “I guess this is my best chance to compete against those guys and I know the wave really well and I just go out there and stay confident. I know which waves score the best and that’s all you can do against those guys.”

Smith, who posted the highest scores of the day in the Quarterfinals, ousted dangerous ASP Pro Junior surfer Miguel Pupo (BRA), 18, in the Quarterfinals and reigning two-time ASP World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS), 29, in the Semifinals, but was unable to find a rhythm against Simpson and placed second overall.  “It wasn’t exactly J-Bay, it’s Huntington, it’s never going to be perfect,” Smith said. “You’ve got to kind of adapt to everything and Brett (Simpson) did that the best. It’s a big event and Brett has done it again, congratulations to him.”  Smith has been on an absolute tear throughout the 2010 ASP season and has been a consistent finalist in several events. Although Smith was hungry to clinch the US Open of Surfing title, he was pleased with the result and the ASP PRIME points “It’s still a good result,” Smith said. “We’ll see how the year goes from here. I don’t want to count my chickens before they hatch. I am having a pretty good year. I’m just relaxing and feeling confident.”

US Open of Surfing Men’s Final Results:
1 – Brett Simpson (USA) 13.97 ?
2 – Jordy Smith (ZAF) 8.33

US Open of Surfing Men’s Semifinals Results:
Heat 1: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 13.00 def. Mick Fanning (AUS) 12.80?
Heat 2: Brett Simpson (USA) 13.37 def. Kelly Slater (USA) 13.33

US Open of Surfing Men’s Quarterfinals Results:
Heat 1: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 17.66 def. Miguel Pupo (BRA) 16.10
Heat 2: Mick Fanning (AUS) 16.26 def. Jadson Andre (BRA) 16.07
Heat 3: Kelly Slater (USA) 13.94 def. Granger Larsen (HAW) 7.43
Heat 4: Brett Simpson (USA) 10.14 def. Nathaniel Curran (USA) 9.74

US Open Pro Junior Men’s Final:
1 – Evan Geiselman (USA) 12.57?
2 – Alejo Muniz (BRA) 12.54?
3 – Kolohe Andino (USA) 8.23?
4 – Miguel Pupo (BRA) 7.67

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Day 5 Highlights of 2010 US Open of Surfing

Watch Day 5 Highlights 2010 US Open of Surfing

Great Music and Surfing as Kelly Slater, Owen Wright, Dane Reynolds, Jordy Smith, Mick Fanning, Cory Lopez Advanced.  A few upsets with Rob Machado, Taj Burrow and Kolohe Andino being defeated. US Open of Surfing presented by Hurley and Nike 6.0 tore through the Round of 48 today with ASP Dream Tour standouts Dane Reynolds (Ventura, CA), 24, and Jadson Andre (BRA), 20, earning the event’s top scores with massive aerial.

Switchfoot Rocks the 2010 US Open

Timmy Curran Plays the 2010 US Open

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