Jasper Ashmoore: winner takes it all

On a clear, calm and cold morning, competitors and spectators alike arrived at Knights where they were greeted with some glassy 1 to 2 foot wedges.

Rather than move to the event to the more swell exposed beach of Waitpinga, the call was made to hold the competition at Knights as the swell was expected to rise throughout the morning.

It proved to be a good call as the waves became more consistent, with some perfect 3 foot wedges pumping through the lineup.

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2010 Arica Chilean Challenge: beautiful wave machine

Today was the smallest day of competition at Arica for many years but the conditions were non-the-less still perfect. The glassy sets hit the reef at around 3 feet with offshore winds making all riders very happy with conditions.

The elimination highlight was Damian King who lost in a very tight heat to Jared Houston and Jacob Romero.The lead changed hands several times but in the end KIngy could not land a series of flips to progress.

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2010 Arica Chilean Challenge: always pumping

Today was a typical day in Arica, due to the small conditions, the organization decided to put only the last two heats of Round 3 in the water, leaving the début of IBA Back-12 only for the next few days.

"The conditions were very small and we decided to just finish the two heats that were missing of this 3rd Round. We should start round four on Tuesday or Wednesday, when it begins to pull a big swell that should bring waves up to five meters, "said Chico Garritano, IBA Head Judge.

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