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- 15 July 2008 | Surfing
Carissa Moore (Oahu, HAW), 15, won the Roxy Pro Junior, an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Grade-2 Pro Junior, after defeating Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), Justine Dupont (FRA) and Joahnne Defay (FRA) at La Cote des Basques in Biarritz.
Moore, who was surfing in her first contest ever in France, dominated the event with great levels of surfing defeating reigning ASP European Women’s Champion Lee-Ann Curren (FRA) on her way to the title.
Moore, who was one of two international surfers in the event, posted several high scores throughout the event including an impressive 18.80 point heat tally (out of a possible 20) in her opening heat, and another excellent 17.50 point heat score in the Quarterfinals.
"I am so happy to win this event", Moore said. "It is my first time in France and it was a great event. I had some good scores and eventually won the final."
- 15 July 2008 | Surfing
With the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay utlizing a couple of fabulous surf days at the beginning of the waiting period, it was a weekend off for the world’s best men, a time to drink in the balmy weather, indulge in a bit of traditional African sightseeing, and ready oneself for the business end of the contest.
Some great showings over the first couple of rounds, some highly anticipated clashes living up to expectation, the top seeds all advancing, yet a few shock second round results adding to the intrigue of this years J-Bay edition.
Although wearing the red singlet, Adriano de Souza was anything but the favourite heading into his first round clash with Jordy Smith, however the Brazilian title aspirant continued his great form in a tight tussle.
Andy and Bruce Irons don’t often meet this early, and along with Oz rookie Daniel Ross, they delivered an entertaining spat. Bruce was certain he’d lost and chucked his jersey at Andy while he headed for a hot shower, Andy having to suffer the indignity of not only returning little bro’s singlet, but having to tell the waiting media that the heat winner had left the building.
To his credit the three times ASP World Champion conducted this side act with great humour, the sign of a man at ease with himself and his surroundings.
- 14 July 2008 | Surfing
Pablo Gutierrez (ESP), 26, won the ASP WQS 1-Star Superbock Pro event in Cordoama, South Portugal, today after defeating underdog Eduardo Fernandes (PRT) in the final.
Gutierrez, who won his first ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) event in 2002 in Portugal, defeated Jean-Sebastien Estienne (GLP) and defending champion Eric Rebiere (FRA) on his way to victory and jumps to No. 32 on the ASP WQS European ratings with just two events under his belt.
Gutierrez, a.k.a the Matador, a former ASP European runner-up, used his experience and tactics to patiently wait for the best scoring potential waves and leave runner-up Fernandes away from the crown after he posted a last second 7.33 point ride (out of a possible 10).
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- High surfing explodes in JBay Billabong Pro
- Romain Cloitre wins second consecutive Buondi Pro Junior
- Jack Freestone crowned at the Billabong Occy’s Grom Comp