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By JAMES PRIBRAM | October 13, 2006
Anticipation mounts as all five world title contenders have advanced into round 4 of the Mundaka, Spain event — the ninth stop on the ASP world tour of surfing. The event — which is now heading into its second week and nearing the end of its waiting period — so far has been plagued with small and inconsistent surf. With three heats remaining of round 3, all eyes will begin to again focus on world title points leader and seven-time world champion Kelly Slater, who is looking for a win here and thus to capture his unprecedented eighth world title.
LOCAL
By James Pribram | October 2, 2009
With the Billabong Pro set to run from Monday to Oct. 17 (yes, this event does boast the longest waiting period on tour), the race for this year’s world title is looking more and more like a two-man race. Mick Fanning (2007 world champion) claimed his second victory — the Quiksilver pro in the south of France — in a row on the ASP world tour. In an Australian final it was Fanning who bested fellow countryman Bede Durbidge, rocketing into second place in the ratings.
NEWS
By JAMES PRIBRAM | March 9, 2007
It might be the beginning of a new year but one thing remains the same — Kelly Slater is still in position to go after an unprecedented world title, his ninth. Local legend Mick Fanning claimed the first Association of Surfing Professionals event of 2007 in near flawless 5- to 6-foot barreling conditions at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast of Australia. That saw an in-form Fanning defeat fellow Australian Bede Durbridge in another high-powered surfing final with both surfers taking the lead after high scores for their tube rides.
NEWS
By JAMES PRIBRAM | October 20, 2006
The ninth stop on the ASP world tour, Mundaka, Spain, has come and gone. For those who had dismissed Kelly Slater, saying his best years are behind him, I've got news for you. He just put together his finest year to date, maybe ever, on this year's world tour ? wrapping up his eighth world title with two events left. What it is even more astonishing ? he has achieved this surfing in one less event than his rivals on the tour. Slater was injured in the third event of the year, and missed event number four (Tahiti)
NEWS
August 29, 2003
Mike Sciacca An incredible, month-long stretch of summertime professional surfing on the local scene will reach it climax Thursday (Sept. 4) when the Boost Mobile Pro of Surf Presented by Quiksilver touches down at Lower Trestles in San Clemente. The only World Championship Tour event in North America runs through Sept. 13. It is the seventh leg of the 12-round World Championship Tour. Laguna Beach's Pat O'Connell is one of the 2003 World Championship Tour's top 45 athletes competing at the event that also will feature three wild card competitors.
SPORTS
By James Pribram | May 12, 2011
After a decade of alternative surfing venues in Brazil, the Assn. of Surfing Professionals' World Tour returns to Rio de Janeiro this week with the king of surfing, Kelly Slater, once again leading the world title chase. At 39, Slater opened this season with yet another win but faltered in the quarterfinals against Brazilian Adriano de Souza. Slater should be considered one of the favorites to win this week in Brazil along with No. 2 world-ranked Joel Parkinson, followed closely by Taj Burrow and Mick Fanning as event favorites.
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SPORTS
By James Pribram | May 12, 2011
After a decade of alternative surfing venues in Brazil, the Assn. of Surfing Professionals' World Tour returns to Rio de Janeiro this week with the king of surfing, Kelly Slater, once again leading the world title chase. At 39, Slater opened this season with yet another win but faltered in the quarterfinals against Brazilian Adriano de Souza. Slater should be considered one of the favorites to win this week in Brazil along with No. 2 world-ranked Joel Parkinson, followed closely by Taj Burrow and Mick Fanning as event favorites.
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LOCAL
By James Pribram | February 26, 2010
If you’re a surfer you have to love this time of the year. The days are getting longer, and the ASP world tour is set to take place from Saturday to March 10. The Quiksilver Pro is on the Gold Coast of Australia with a brand new mixture of surfing talent on hand, along with professional surfing’s brightest stars. These include defending world champion Mick Fanning, defending Quiksilver Pro champion Joel Parkinson and let’s not forget the best of all time: nine-time world champion Kelly Slater.
NEWS
By JAMES PRIBRAM | March 9, 2007
It might be the beginning of a new year but one thing remains the same — Kelly Slater is still in position to go after an unprecedented world title, his ninth. Local legend Mick Fanning claimed the first Association of Surfing Professionals event of 2007 in near flawless 5- to 6-foot barreling conditions at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast of Australia. That saw an in-form Fanning defeat fellow Australian Bede Durbridge in another high-powered surfing final with both surfers taking the lead after high scores for their tube rides.
NEWS
By JAMES PRIBRAM | October 20, 2006
The ninth stop on the ASP world tour, Mundaka, Spain, has come and gone. For those who had dismissed Kelly Slater, saying his best years are behind him, I've got news for you. He just put together his finest year to date, maybe ever, on this year's world tour ? wrapping up his eighth world title with two events left. What it is even more astonishing ? he has achieved this surfing in one less event than his rivals on the tour. Slater was injured in the third event of the year, and missed event number four (Tahiti)
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