Mick Fanning: deeply focused

The 2010 ASP World Tour returned with a vengeance today, bearing witness to Day 1 of the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay and the greatest assemblage of surfing talent in history tearing into excellent four-to-six foot (2 metre) waves at the iconic pointbreak.

With clear skies, idyllic surf and the world's greatest surfers on hand, Round 1 of the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay saw the 2010 ASP World Title Race reignited with the top seeds putting in sensational performances.

Mick Fanning (AUS), 29, reigning ASP World Champion and two-time past winner of the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay (2002, 2006), kick-started his 2010 campaign in fine form today, lacerating the pristine walls of Jeffreys Bay with the highest heat total of the event, a 16.70 out of a possible 20, to advance through to Round 3.

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Tim Reyes: thank Joel

Tim Reyes (USA), 28, former ASP World Title Race campaigner and current No. 126 on the newly-founded ASP World Rankings, will replace an injured Joel Parkinson (AUS), 29, 2009 ASP World Runner-Up and defending event winner, at the upcoming Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay.

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Josh Constable: who dares to defy him?

oisterous seas provided an exciting platform for the second and final day of competition at the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Whalebone Classic testing Australia’s best longboard surfers to the maximum.

With large and uneven (5 feet) shifting peaks making wave selection crucial, competitors in semi final 1 all shared the lead at various stages before the all round repertoire of moves from Dane Pioli, (NSW) saw him snatch the win from Jackson Close (Qld). Semi final 2 saw big moves from 2006 World Champion Josh Constable (Qld), including a huge airdrop floater, win comfortably from fellow Queenslander Mitch Surman.

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