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Gabi Rowe

In the first leg of the Rip Curl Pro Women’s Event at Croyde beach, Gabi Rowe from Port Issac defeated the rest of the field to take the advantage. Second place went to Gwen Spurlock of Swansea and third Lucy Campbell of Woolacombe, in her first Women’s event.

Rip Curl Invitational at Padang Padang

An elite group of high-stakes tube riders is set to gather at Bali’s most revered wave this weekend. The opening ceremony for the Rip Curl Cup Invitational at Padang Padang will he held on Saturday, Aug. 1, the first day of the month-long event waiting period.

2009 ISA World Surfing Games

The International Surfing Association welcomed more than 34 nations to the World Surfing games today in Costa Rica at a press conference hosted by a panel of participants and organizers.

Harley Ingleby wins the 2009 Oxbow WLT in Japan

Harley Ingleby (AUS), 25, won the Yumeya presents Oxbow ASP WLT at Tahara, over Duane de Soto (HAW), 32, in peaky two-to-three foot surf (1 metre) after a marathon day of competition at Long Beach in Tahara Aichi, Japan.

Iker Acero

The Spanish Surfing champion Iker Acero has been arrested by the Civil Guard in the Basque Country (Spain) following suspicions of cooperation with the armed group ETA.

2009 World Longboard Tour is in Tahara

After a long holding period throughout the morning, the opening round of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Longboard Tour (WLT) Yumeya presents Oxbow WLT at Tahara completed 10 heats in the one-to-two foot (.5 mete) surf at Long Beach and saw the event’s top seeds display impressive performances despite the trying conditions.

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