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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.
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By James Pribram | August 7, 2009
The U.S. Open of Surfing took place two weeks ago, during one of the best summer swells in years, culminating with the Cinderella story of Huntington Beach local Brett Simpson winning over former world champion Mick Fanning in an all-star studded final. In the surfing world, all eyes will once again shift to California?s next big event ? the Hurley Pro at Lower Trestles in San Clemente, Sept. 13 to 19. While the Open was a six-star event on the World Qualifying Series, it had many of the World Championship Surfers competing because it offered the largest cash prize in the history of surfing ?
NEWS
December 20, 2002
LAGUNA LIFE The Assn. of Surfing Professionals World Tour just capped of its 2002 season in spectacular fashion Tuesday with Andy Irons winning the Pipeline Masters in solid 8- to 10-foot Hawaii surf. In doing so, Irons became only the third surfer in history to win the Pipeline Masters, the world title and the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing in the same year. Irons solidified his win in the last three minutes of the final by scoring an 8.4 to defeat Shane Dorian, who had been leading throughout the final.
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 | September 7, 2007
The first word that comes to mind when thinking back to this past weekend and Labor Day is ?Wow.? What an insanely crowded weekend it was with beautiful weather in the ?80s. With the first swell of summer, Laguna beaches were packed. I took a walk with a friend from Pearl Street south and was astonished at just how packed full the beaches were. Given high tide was approaching with a swell, there wasn?t much sand to begin with on this stretch of beach and the lifeguards were busy running up and down doing their jobs.
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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.
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NEWS
By James Pribram | August 7, 2009
The U.S. Open of Surfing took place two weeks ago, during one of the best summer swells in years, culminating with the Cinderella story of Huntington Beach local Brett Simpson winning over former world champion Mick Fanning in an all-star studded final. In the surfing world, all eyes will once again shift to California?s next big event ? the Hurley Pro at Lower Trestles in San Clemente, Sept. 13 to 19. While the Open was a six-star event on the World Qualifying Series, it had many of the World Championship Surfers competing because it offered the largest cash prize in the history of surfing ?
NEWS
By JAMES PRIBRAM | September 7, 2007
The first word that comes to mind when thinking back to this past weekend and Labor Day is ?Wow.? What an insanely crowded weekend it was with beautiful weather in the ?80s. With the first swell of summer, Laguna beaches were packed. I took a walk with a friend from Pearl Street south and was astonished at just how packed full the beaches were. Given high tide was approaching with a swell, there wasn?t much sand to begin with on this stretch of beach and the lifeguards were busy running up and down doing their jobs.
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 | February 23, 2007
With Kelly Slater winning his unprecedented eighth world surfing title last year and making it two back-to-back titles after retiring for three years, it's nearly impossible to bet against this man. How could he not win number nine in 2007? However, with his fame at an all time high right now, the question remains: will he "go Hollywood" instead? Andy Irons came from behind in the final event of the year to seemingly steal the Pipeline Master title from Slater, something Slater has been hunting for since 1998.
NEWS
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.
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