Chelsea Hedges: precision in the decisive moment

The opening two rounds of the Rip Curl Women's Pro presented by Ford Fiesta were completed today in punchy two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves breaking through the "Rincon" section of the point at Bells Beach.

The second stop on the 2010 ASP Women's World Tour, the Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach plays a vital role in surfers setting their respective seasons up as they track down requalification points and the all-important ASP Women's World Title.

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Dylan Goodale: Pier king

Dylan Goodale (Kauai, HI), 19, won the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 2-Star Vans Pier Classic presented by Jack’s Surfboards in a come-from-behind victory over former event champion Micah Byrne (Huntington Beach, CA), 28, big-wave specialist Peter Mel (Santa Cruz, CA), 40, and Santa Cruz aerialist Jason Collins (Santa Cruz, CA), 35, to take out his first career ASP WQS victory while ringing in his 19th birthday.

Kolohe Andino (San Clemente, CA), 16, clinched his inaugural ASP Pro Junior win by clinching the ASP Grade-2 Ezekiel Pro Junior, also presented by Jack’s Surfboards.

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Harley Ingleby: longboard stylist

The 27th edition of the Hyundai Malfunction Surf Festival has wrapped up at Kingscliff today, with champions crowned across sixteen divisions.

In easing 3ft right-hand peelers, the unique, 5-day festival came to a close with competitors showcasing true Aloha spirit on the final day of competition.

Reigning ASP Men’s World Longboard champion Harley Ingleby, 26, (Emerald Beach, NSW) claimed the ASP Longboard Qualifying Series (LQS) Men’s title to end Dane Pioli’s (Rainbow Bay, Qld) three-year stranglehold on the division.

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