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2012 Fijian Cloudbreak Sessions

June 15th, 2012 by Adam

Check out some of the sick pics from the 2012 Volcom Fiji Pro

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Congratulations Ke11y Slater!

November 3rd, 2011 by Adam

Congratulations Ke11y Slater! 11 times is the charm! Great job man! You are the best at what you do!

You are the most dominate athlete in your sport and any sport. Name any other athlete that even compares to what Ke11y Slater has done in his career. I dare you!

Ke11y! Ke11y! Ke11y! Ke11y! Ke11y! Ke11y! Ke11y! Ke11y! Ke11y! Ke11y! Ke11y!

Yes, that’s 11 Kelly Slater congratulatory yells!

Watch his year in review here

Congratulate Ke11y and shop Ke11y Gear

Ke11y

Ke11y Slater 11x Champion

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2011 Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco Takes Off

November 1st, 2011 by Adam

Check out all the surfing action live at Ocean Beach(San Francisco, CA). Watch Slater chase down his history making 11th ASP World Title.

Click here for the LIVE action during the day!

Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco, CA

Rip Curl Pro Search 2011

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Kelly Slater Wins The 2011 Quiksilver Pro

March 9th, 2011 by Adam

Kelly Slater Wins the 2011 Quiksilver Pro! This is his 46th ASP tour event victory. Not bad for an “old” guy!
I hope you had him on your fantasy surf team this year!! I know I did. He was my first pick.

More on his world tour event victory at the Quiksilver Pro

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Kelly Slater A 10 Time ASP World Champion

November 6th, 2010 by Adam

Kelly Slater made surfing history by clinching his 10th ASP World Title! What a surfing machine! Slater is 38 years young, has been surfing on the ASP World Tour for 20 years and scored “a perfect 10″ championship at Puerto Rico’s Rip Curl Pro Search. What a nice round number for his number of world titles. Congrats Slater (again)!

Slater advanced out of the Quarterfinals today over Brazilian, Adriano de Souza. This advancement allowed Slater to lock in his 10th world title. Jordy Smith, the 2nd place surfer on the tour, can no longer catch Slats! Will he go for an 11th title?

Slater’s 2010 ASP World Tour results:
Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast:
9th
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach: WIN
Billabong Santa Catarina Pro: Runner-UP
Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay: 17th
Billabong Pro Tahiti: 3rd
Hurley Pro at Trestles: WIN
Quiksilver Pro France: Runner-Up
Rip Curl Pro Portugal: WIN
Rip Curl Pro Search Puerto Rico: TBD
Billabong Pipeline Masters: TBD

ASP World Tour Rankings: 2010 ASP Rankings

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Slater Wins The Rip Curl Pro Portugal Event

October 14th, 2010 by Adam

Kelly Slater, 38 years young, and current ASP World Tour leader wins the Rip Curl Pro Portugal at Supertubos.

This is event 8 of 10 and the ASP World Title race  moves onto Somewhere, Puerto Rico. Look for Slater to try and clinch his 10th world title in the next event. Imagine the pressure as Slater flies into the 9th event with only one more event left to lock up his unprecedented 10th world title.

RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL MEN’S FINAL RESULTS:
1 –
Kelly Slater (USA) 13.33
2 – Jordy Smith (ZAF) 11.43

RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL MEN’S SEMIFINAL RESULTS:
SF 1:
Kelly Slater (USA) 16.03 def. Chris Davidson (AUS) 12.20
SF 2: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 14.00 def. Jeremy Flores (FRA) 10.57

Check up on the most recent ASP standings

Check the 2010 ASP Events

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Kelly Slater Talks To TMZ

May 31st, 2009 by Adam

See what Kelly Slater has to say after getting off a plane.  Slater is caught by a TMZ reporter in a Whole Foods parking lot.  Find out what he had to say.

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Billabong Pro Teahupoo – Tahiti 2009

May 12th, 2009 by Adam

The Billabong Pro Teahupoo -Tahiti started May 9 and the contest will end on May 20, 2009.  This is event 3 of 10 on the ASP world surfing tour.  The Teahupoo event has completed the first 14 heats of Round 1, but is on hold for right now.  The contest officials have called for lay days this week due to weak swell and poor surfing conditions.

Watch for these exciting Round 2 heats:

Heat 8: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Heiarii Williams (PYF)
Heat 13: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Aritz Aranburu (EUK)

Other notables to watch in the 2009 Billabong Pro Teahupoo – Tahiti:

Former three-time ASP World Champion Andy Irons (HAW), 30, and Von Zipper Trials Winner Heiarii Williams (PYF) as wild-cards in the 2009 Billabong Pro Tahiti.

Watch the contest live and catch up on all the Billabong Pro Tahiti news

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2009 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Australia

February 24th, 2009 by Adam

The first event of the 2009 ASP World Surfing Tour kicks off this week on the Gold Coast of Australia. The 2008 ASP awards ceremony will also go down this Thursday in Coolangatta, Australia. This event will precede the first 2009 ASP surfing tour event. The Quiksilver Pro presented by LG main event runs from February 27 – March 11.

Kelly Slater (age 37) will be back this year contending for his 10th world title. He already has a record 9 ASP world titles and this year he could make it an even 10. Kelly Slater is the youngest (age 20) and the oldest (age 36) surfer to win a world surfing title. That is a pretty amazing achievement!

Does anybody think Slater will make it a Slate(n)r this year??

The second 2009 ASP event, the Rip Curl Pro, will take place at Bells Beach April 7 – 18.

Here are some notable surfer awards at the 2009 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast awards ceremony.

Awards Recipient List:

2008 ASP World Champion: Kelly Slater (USA)
2008 ASP Women’s World Champion: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS)

2008 ASP World Tour Runner-Up: Bede Durbidge (AUS)
2008 ASP Women’s World Tour Runner-Up: Silvana Lima (BRA)

2008 ASP World Tour Rookie of the Year: Dane Reynolds (USA)
2008 ASP Women’s World Tour Rookie of the Year: Nicola Atherton (AUS)

2008 ASP World Longboard Champion: Bonga Perkins (HAW)
2008 ASP Women’s World Longboard Champion: Joy Monahan (HAW)

2008 ASP WQS No. 1: Nathaniel Curran (USA)
2008 ASP WQS Women’s No. 1: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS)

2009 ASP World Tour surfing schedule

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2008 Top 45 ASP World Surfer Ratings

December 16th, 2008 by Adam

The Top 45 surfers on the 2009 ASP World Tour have been decided with surfers rated 1-27 on the 2008 ASP World Tour ratings automatically re-qualifying for the 2009 tour. Bede Durbidge (AUS) finished runner-up to the World Title holder, Kelly Slater, who won it back in October.  We will have to wait and see if Slater comes back for a 10th ASP World Title.  I bet he does.  What do you think?

World Surfers Numbered 1-10 respectively:

Kelly Slater (USA), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Taj Burrow (AUS), Joel Parkinson (AUS), C.J. Hobgood (USA), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Adriano de Souza (BRA), Mick Fanning (AUS), Bobby Martinez (USA) Jeremy Flores (FRA).

World Surfers Numbered 11-27 respectively:

Luke Stedman (AUS), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), Andy Irons (HAW), Chris Ward (USA), Kai Otton (AUS), Tim Reyes (USA), Tom Whitaker (AUS), Kieren Perrow (AUS), Dayyan Neve (AUS), Bruce Irons (HAW), Mikael Picon (FRA), Dane Reynolds (USA), Taylor Knox (USA), Damien Hobgood (USA), Heitor Alves (BRA), Jordy Smith (ZAF) and Ben Dunn (AUS).

Top 15 ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) surfers in ranked order:

Nathaniel Curran (USA), Chris Davidson (AUS), Michel Bourez (PYF), Gabe Kling (USA), Jihad Khodr (BRA), David Weare (ZAF), Josh Kerr (AUS), Nic Muscroft (AUS), Kekoa Bacalso (HAW), Greg Emslie (ZAF),  Tim Boal (FRA), Dustin Barca (HAW) Tiago Pires (PRT), Phillip MacDonald (AUS) and Drew Courtney (AUS).

3 2009 tour wildcards, as decided by the ASP in conjunction with the surfer’s union:

Injury applicants Dean Morrison (AUS) and Aritz Aranburu (EUK) and WQS NO. 16 Marlon Lipke (DEU).

Complete 2008 standings and event list for the entire 2008 ASP World Surfing Tour

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Kelly Slater Wins The Billabong Pro Pipeline Masters Event

December 13th, 2008 by Adam

Chris Ward, Kelly Slater, Gerry Lopez

Chris Ward, Kelly Slater and Pipeline Master Gerry Lopez

Kelly Slater has Mastered the Banzai Pipeline once again.

Nine-time ASP World Champion, Kelly Slater, just won the 2008 Billabong Pro Pipeline Masters a record sixth time.  This victory was Slater’s sixth tour event win of the 11 event 2008 ASP world tour.  What a great accomplishment for Slater!

The 2008 ASP World Tour has been a dream season for Kelly Slater.  Not only did he set another surfing record this year with his 9th ASP World Title, but he also won 6 out of the 11 ASP Tour events.  Slater clinched the 2008 ASP World Surfing Title back in October at the Billabong Pro Mundaka.  He could have opted out of the Billabong Pro Pipeline Masters event and ended his tour back in Spain.  However, I do not think Slater wanted to end his dream tour without taking a crack at the Pipeline event he has won 5 times and did not want to disappoint his fans. 

Slater has made the Pipeline Masters final 10 out of his last 17 times he entered it.  He won the event in 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999 and again in 2008.  Ironically enough, Slater’s 9th win comes 9 years after his last Pipeline win.  Plus, this year Slater won his 9th ASP World Title.  I guess Slater’s lucky number in 2008 was the number 9.

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Billabong Pro Pipeline Masters In Hawaii

December 12th, 2008 by Adam

Do not forget about the 2008 Billabong Pro Pipeline Masters Triple Crown of Surfing.  The final rounds of the Pipeline Masters surf competition conclude today.  

A new Pipeline Master will be crowned after the final today, as well as, a Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Champion. The champion should be crowned around 2pm, local Hawaiian time.  The race for the Triple Crown is between three Australians: Joel Parkinson, Tom Whitaker and 2007 Triple Crown Champ Bede Durbidge.

Look for Kelly Slater to make it into the finals!  He is killing it right now in the quarter finals against North Shore local, Jamie O’Brien.

More coverage and live action:  http://billabong.wetsand.com/ 

ASP website:  http://www.aspworldtour.com/2008/

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2009 ASP World Surfing Schedule

December 7th, 2008 by Adam

The ASP has their new 2009 global surfing schedule. Find out where your favorite surfers will be surfing in 2009!

There have been some changes to the 2009 ASP surfing format and some location changes. The 2009 ASP Surfing Tour will start in Australia on February 28 and the season will end on Hawaii’s North Shore around the middle of December. One notable event stop not on the 2009 ASP contest lineup is the Tavarua, Fiji Globe Pro. The nine time ASP winner, Kelly Slater, has owned this contest and if he decides to surf the 2009 season, he will definitely miss Fiji. Fijians, ASP surfers and ASP followers will bypass the famous surf breaks of Fiji. The most famous spots like Restaurants and Cloudbreak will surely be missed. Read more……

Find all the 2009 ASP Tour schedules

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Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro 2008

October 25th, 2008 by Adam

The 2008 Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro starts October 28. The event is jam packed with local Brazilian surfers and only some of the top 45 ASP pro surfers. Some top names have opted out of this years Santa Catarina Pro. Some missing notables include 9-time world champion Kelly Slater, World #3 Joel Parkinson, 3-time world champion Andy Irons, his brother Bruce Irons, 2-time defending Santa Catarina Pro winner Mick Fanning, Bobby Martinez, and Luke Munro.

The ASP World Tour #2, Taj Burrow, has been very consistent in Brazil. He won 3 of his ASP World Tour career events in Brazil and looks to add a fourth one. With so many top ASP surfers out of this years competition, Taj Burrow will surf against the best Brazilian talent.

Live Coverage

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Next ASP World Tour Surfing Contest, Hang Loose Pro Santa Catarina, Brazil

October 7th, 2008 by Adam

Kelly Slater has already won the 2008 ASP World Surfing Tour Title, but there are still 2 surfing events left on the surfing world tour.  The race for the top 10 ASP World Tour rankings is still up for grabs.  There are 6 Australians in top 10 contention.  Taj Burrow, Joel Parkinson, and Bede Durbidge are battling it out for the top 3 spots after 2008 title holder, Kelly Slater.  There is only 1 Brazilian (Adriano de Souza) in the top 10 rankings and look for him to step up his sufing in the next contest.  Adriano will be surfing in his “backyard.”

The next ASP Tour surf stop takes place at the Hang Loose Pro in Santa Catarina, Brazil.  Adriano de Souza’s home turf is Brazil and he is from Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Sao Paulo is two states above Santa Catarina and both states offer a long coastline of surf spots.  Adriano is “Brazil’s Favorite Son” and he has gained significant recognition on this years ASP World Tour.  He has already earned $101,000 on the 2008 ASP tour, compared to Kelly Slater’s tour earnings of $185,100.  One of Adriano’s fellow Brazilians, Bruno Santos, won the 2008 Billabong Pro Teahupoo, Tahiti.  Bruno Santos won the event as a wildcard and had to surf his way through the Von Zipper Trials.  He eventually made it into the main draw of the 2008 Billabong Pro Tahiti and defeated local Tahitian, Manoa Drollet.

I have not been to Brazil yet, but if anybody has surfed this area or visited this area, please comment on this blog and talk about your experiences.  Thanks!

Look for Adriano de Souza to make some surfing noise on the ASP World Tour stop #10.

The Hang Loose Pro Santa Catarina, Brazil takes place October 28 – November 5, 2008.

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CJ Hobgood Wins The 2008 Billabong Pro Mundaka

October 4th, 2008 by Adam

CJ Hobgood beat fellow surfer Joel Parkinson at the 2008 Billabong Pro Mundaka, Spain.  This was stop number 9 on the 11 event ASP Tour.  Who will make it to the top 10? Second place? Third place? 

There are 3 Australian surfers battling it out for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place in the overall ASP Tour standings.  The next 2 events will be fun ones to watch.  Next up is the Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro in Santa-Catarina, Brazil.  Then the whole 2008 ASP season concludes at the Billabong Pipeline Masters and the Banzai Pipeline, Oahu-Hawaii.  Pipeline is where second and third place could be decided.

 Billabong Pro Mundaka Final Results:
Final: C.J. Hobgood (USA) 18.50 def. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 15.83

Billabong Pro Mundaka Semifinal Heat Results:
Heat 1: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 17.80 def. Adrian Buchan (AUS) 14.50
Heat 2: C.J. Hobgood (USA) 14.66 def. Luke Stedman (AUS) 6.70

ASP World Tour Top 10 after Stop No. 9 of 11 – Billabong Pro Mundaka
Kelly Slater (USA) 8042 points
Taj Burrow (AUS) 6324 points
Joel Parkinson (AUS) 6180 points
Bede Durbidge (AUS) 5990 points
Adriano de Souza (BRA) 5748 points
C.J. Hobgood (USA) 5760 points
Adrian Buchan (AUS) 5730 points
Mick Fanning (AUS) 5310 points
Bobby Martinez (USA) 5282 points
Luke Stedman (AUS) 4696 points

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Slater Crowned With 9th ASP World Surfing Title

October 3rd, 2008 by Adam

Kelly Slater Wins Number 9

Slater only needed a ninth place finish to wrap up the 2008 ASP surfing season.  Kelly Slater has done it again.  Or should I say, he has done it 9 times again.  Slater won his 9th ASP World Surfing Title at the Billabong Pro Mundaka, Spain.  That is better than Lance Armstrong. He only needed to advance past round 3 of competition and that he did.  He ended up beating local Basque surfer Eneko Acero with a combined score of 14.96 vs. 10.00.  Then Tom Whitaker (AUS) knocked Kelly Slater (USA) out of the Billabong Pro Mundaka contest with a perfect 10 and an 8.00 during Heat #4 of Round 4.  In 2006, Slater won his 8th world title at this same surf spot.  There are only 2 ASP surfing events left in the 2008 season.  Who will come in second? Third?

The event could finish Saturday with the quarterfinals already decided.

Round 4 Billabong Pro Mundaka Results:
Heat 1: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 17.27 def. Mick Campbell (AUS) 16.43
Heat 2: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 16.00 def. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 13.73
Heat 3: Adrian Buchan (AUS) 14.50 def. Tiago Pires (PRT) 5.83
Heat 4: Tom Whitaker (AUS) 18.00 def. Kelly Slater (USA) 12.43
Heat 5: Taj Burrow (AUS) 13.84 def. Taylor Knox (USA) 11.17
Heat 6: C.J. Hobgood (USA) 15.50 def. Mikael Picon (FRA) 9.50
Heat 7: Bede Durbidge (AUS) 14.94 def. Kieren Perrow (AUS) 8.80
Heat 8: Luke Stedman (AUS) 15.00 def. Bobby Martinez (USA) 8.63

Upcoming Billabong Pro Mundaka Quarterfinal Heat Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Joel Parkinson (AUS)
Heat 2: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Tom Whitaker (AUS)
Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. C.J. Hobgood (USA)
Heat 4: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Luke Stedman (AUS)

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Kelly Slater Billabong Pro Mundaka And Possible World Title

October 2nd, 2008 by Adam

Kelly Slater will surf against Basque wildcard Eneko Acero in Heat 8.  The contest officials will likely start the contest at 8:30am (local Mundaka time) tomorrow morning.  If Slater wins he will clinch his 9th ASP World Titl.  Contest officials also expect to run overlapping heats again.  With only a certian amount of surfable waves during the contest waiting period, the officials need to complete as many heats as possible.  Thursday had the most heats ever surfed in one day of an ASP surfing event.  Slater and Acero will paddle out an hour and 20-minutes after competition starts Friday.

The contest is LIVE on www.billabongpro.com

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