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Kelly Slater will try an important win in Jeffreys Bay

Hot off the heals of the ASP Dream Tour South American leg, the world’s best surfers are readying themselves for the upcoming Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay, held at the iconic South African pointbreak from July 9 – 19, 2009.

Perth Standlick

As the curtain closed on the 2009 NSW Open Surfmasters Titles, five more prestigious state titles were awarded today as scores soared high at Werri Beach.

Tanner Gudauskas

Just hours after celebrating both his 21st birthday and American Independence Day (both on 4 July), Tanner Gudauskas (California, USA) celebrated the biggest victory of his professional surfing career, taking out the ASP WQS 6-Star Mr Price Pro Ballito today.

Kelly Slater beats Adriano de Souza to win the 2009 Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro

Kelly Slater (USA), 37, reigning nine-time ASP World Champion, has claimed the 2009 Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro over an in-form Adriano de Souza (BRA), 22, in clean three-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at the main site of Praia Vila.

Kolohe Andino won the 2009 NSSA Open Mens title

The 15-year-old surfer from San Clemente, Kolohe Andino won the 2009 NSSA Open Mens title (plus Explorer Boys and Air Show) in Lower Trestles, San Clemente, California.

Mark Occhilupo had a longtime rivalry with Tom Curren

The rivalry between Australian wunderkind Mark Occhilupo and California soul champion Tom Curren produced the most exciting competitive clashes in the history of surfing.  For the first decade of surfing’s ASP pro circuit Occy and Tommy dominated the world stage with their dueling performances.

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