Sam Lamiroy: very nice critical move

The O'Neill Cold Water Classic (CWC) Scotland an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star men’s event ran through the final 8 heats of round one and set the scene for the start of round 2 with the remaining 96 seeded surfers.

With a light northerly breeze coming off the Artic circle conditions were extremely cold both in and out of the water with low cloud cover throughout the day. Consistent 3-4ft (1-1.2m) waves were hitting the reef at Brims Ness offering a clean right-hand peak for the competitors to work off.

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Billy Stairmand: from New Zealand to Scotland

The first eight heats of round one of the O'Neill Cold Water Classic (CWC) Scotland an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star event were completed today at the back-up location of Brims Ness where young New Zealand surfer Billy Stairmand (NZL) lead the opening round charge of a strong international field.

Competition began at 7:30 am on a crisp, clear Scottish morning with waves in the 3-4ft (1-1.2m) range as the high tide provided excellent conditions with a light breeze and water temperature at a mere 7 º Celsius.

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Paige Hareb: rookie hero

The opening two rounds of the TSB Bank Women's Surfing Festival, Event No. 3 on the 2010 ASP Women's World Tour, went mobile today along the Surf Highway 45 where offshore three foot (1 metre) righthanders awaited the world's best female surfers.

With howling offshores and the rugged Taranaki seascape providing a majestic back for the ASP Top 17, outstanding performances were a regular occurrence today at the TSB Bank Women's Surfing Festival decided the qualifiers for Round 3.

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