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Billabong Junior Series Presented By BOS Kicks Off At Durban’s New Pier This Weekend

February 28th, 2013 No comments

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Durban – The first of four events in the 2013 Billabong Junior Series presented by BOS kicks off this weekend (2 & 3 March) at New Pier in Durban. Featuring nearly 100 of the country’s top 20-and-under surfers, the series offers a total of over R750 000 in prize-money and prizes along with coveted titles in eight age divisions for boys and girls.

Favourable conditions with light winds, a pushing swell and excellent sand banks at Durban’s premier surfspot all point to an exciting start to the 17th annual edition of South Africa’s longest running junior surfing series.

The event gets underway with an opening function for all competitors and officials in the Collopy Room at Durban Surf Lifesaving Club at North Beach at 6pm on Friday evening where snacks will be served. The first heats in the Under 16 boys’ division take to the surf at 8am on Saturday morning.

The early rounds for the U12, U14 boys and girls, U16 boys and U18 boys and girls will be run on Saturday with all the finals scheduled for Sunday. The U20 divisions, where the 16 boys and eight girls are competing for winner-takes-all R10 000 prize-purses, will be run entirely on Sunday.

Other awards at stake at the event include the VonZipper Flair Up Award and the DaKine Youthful Movement Award which each earn R10 000 for the winners, the Nixon Winner Takes All (WTA) contest where the surfer posting the highest heat score receives a WTA engraved Nixon watch and specialty prizes including an array of cutting-edge Sony products.

Awards for the overall top performers across the four-event series include Billabong sponsorships amounting to R75 000 each for six deserving surfers, the BOS Surfer of Series who collects cash and prizes to the value of R20 000 and the All Aboard Travel Sportsmanship Award for the surfer displaying the best sportsmanship who wins a return ticket and four nights accommodation in Bali, Indonesia, valued at R17k.

The Billabong Junior Series presented by BOS is sanctioned by Surfing South Africa, recognised by the Dept of Sport and Recreation as the national controlling body for surfing. The events form part of the Pro Surf Tour (PST) with competitors in all the divisions except the U20’s earning points towards their 2013 PST rankings.

Billabong South Africa can be followed on Facebook at Billabong South Africa
Billabong South Africa is on Twitter @BillabongSA

Billabong is on Instagram @billabongsa – the series hashtag is #billabongjnr

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BOS Ice Tea continues to ride the perfect wave

February 27th, 2013 No comments
Former SA Surfing Champion Shaun Payne test riding a custom designed BOS surfboard at Jeffreys Bay Photo: Kody McGregor

Former SA Surfing Champion Shaun Payne test riding a custom designed BOS surfboard at Jeffreys Bay Photo: Kody McGregor

 

BOS Ice Tea continues to ride the perfect wave, cementing their connection to surfing as a sport and lifestyle by becoming the presenting sponsor of the Billabong Junior Series.

Since their launch in 2010, BOS Ice Tea has been involved in surfing through their sponsorship of big-wave legend Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker, the Wavescape Film Festival and the annual BOS Earthwave Beach Festival. The sponsorship of the Billabong Junior Surf Series builds on that foundation.

BOS is well known for their their weird and wonderful sampling stunts, numerous design awards and for doing their bit for the environment by planting 1 tree for every 2000 cans sold. The proudly South African company is excited to be aligned with the country’s longest running junior surfing series and its natural, healthy and family friendly ethos.

“The Billabong Junior Series is where South Africa’s future surfing champions are groomed,” says Marié van Niekerk, BOS Marketing Director. “BOS is delighted for the opportunity to support and get involved with surfing at grass roots level.”

Now in its 17th edition, the Billabong Junior Series has created the platform for the likes of Jordy Smith, Travis Logie and Bianca Buitendag to hone their competitive skills before going on to become international stars. At the same time the series provides the opportunity for 20-and-under surfers to experience new surf spots, meet and mingle with their heroes and get to know their peers countrywide.

The 2013 season kicks off at New Pier in Durban this weekend, 2 & 3 March, and continues in East London in April and Cape Town in August before concluding at Seal Point in the Eastern Cape in September where the overall series champions in Under 20, U18, U16, U14 and U12 boys and U20, U18 and U14 girls divisions will be crowned.

BOS will add further value to the series by also sponsoring the BOS Surfer of the Series award which will go to the surfer who has performed the most consistently across the whole series. It will be open for entries from all divisions and the winner will walk away with a 20K overall prize consisting of R10K cash, a custom made BOS surf board, special BOS merchandise and a year’s supply of BOS Ice Tea.

“As part of the entertainment during the event, we will also be hosting a BOS design competition where contestants and spectators can design their own surfboards. By entering the competition and using the innovative designer app on www.bosdesigner.com they will stand a chance to win their very own customised BOS surfboard,” says van Niekerk. “We look forward to adding value to all aspects of the series and above all, having lots of fun.”

For more information on BOS Ice Tea go to www.bosicetea.com or follow BOS at www.facebook.com/bosicetea

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Pictured: Former SA Surfing Champion Shaun Payne test riding a custom designed BOS surfboard at Jeffreys Bay
Photo: Kody McGregor

About BOS Ice Tea

• BOS is a range of organic rooibos ice teas blended with all-natural fruit flavours – peach, lemon, apple, berry, lime & ginger and cranberry energy. It is preservative, colourant and caffeine free.
• The BOS packaging is bold, colourful, and graphic exuding a youthful, and open spirit.
• BOS Ice Tea appeals to people of all ages who have an optimistic outlook on life, an appreciation for great aesthetics, and a desire to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The BOS philosophy is-”Being healthy and being robustly cool haven’t always gone together, but they can.”
• BOS premium quality organic rooibos is farmed exclusively at Klipopmekaar rooibos farm and private nature reserve. At the vanguard of organic and ethical farming, Klipopmekaar’s approach is intrinsic to the BOS experience.
• BOS plants and maintains 1 tree for every 2000 cans or packs sold. We focus this initiative in under-privileged and under-greened schools and public spaces.
• BOS likes to engage, have fun, give joyful experiences and share a sense of life and living.
• For more info visit WWW.BOSICETEA.COM
Issued on behalf of:

BOS Ice Tea
Contact: Marie van Niekerk
Tel: 021 465 9989
Email: Marie@bosbrands.com

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Life’s a Beach Communications
Mobile: 082 423 1964
Email: lifesabeach@mweb.co.za

 

Bianca Buitendag cruises into quarter-finals of ASP 6-Star Hunter Ports Women’s Classic in Australia

February 20th, 2013 No comments
Bianca Buitendag, 19, (George) breaks her fins free as she carves off the top of a wave on her way to the quarter-finals of the Hunter Ports Women’s Classic at Mereweather Beach in Newcastle, Australia  Photo: ASP / Will H-S

Bianca Buitendag, 19, (George) breaks her fins free as she carves off the top of a wave on her way to the quarter-finals of the Hunter Ports Women’s Classic at Mereweather Beach in Newcastle, Australia Photo: ASP / Will H-S

Bianca Buitendag, 19, (George) cruised into the last eight in the ASP 6-Star rated Hunter Ports Women’s Classic held in crumbling one metre waves at Mereweather Beach in Newcastle, Australia earlier today

Buitendag posted a comfortable victory in her Round of 24 heat before finishing second behind Alessa Quizon (HAW) and eliminated ASP World Junior Champion Nikki van Dyk (AUS) in the Round of 12 to set up a quarter-final encounter against Lakey Peterson (USA), who was the day’s standout performer.

The South African’s confidence-boosting performances at Newcastle are an excellent warm-up for her debut on the ASP Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT) which gets underway on the Gold Coast on 2 March. There she will be up against the world’s top 17 ranked women in the race for the 2013 world title.

Stephanie Gilmour (AUS), the five-time and reigning ASP Women’s World Champion, was a surprise elimination today when she placed fourth in her Round 24 clash.

South Africans Sarah Baum (25th) and Rosanne Hodge (37th) were ousted in yesterday’s action while Faye Zoetmulder (49th) was sidelined on the opening day of competition.

Hunter Ports Women’s Classic Round of 12:
Heat 1: Courtney Conlogue (USA) 15.60, Dimity Stoyle (Aus) 14.70, Alize Arnaud (Fra) 7.4
Heat 2: Sage Erickson (USA) 15.43, Pauline Ado (Fra) 13.93, Sofia Mulanovich (Per) 9.70
Heat 3: Lakey Peterson (USA) 18.70, Sally Fitzgibbons (Aus) 10.93, Laura Enever (Aus) 8.27
Heat 4: Alessa Quizon (Haw) 14.70, Bianca Buitendag (Zaf) 12.20, Nikki Van Dijk (Aus) 7.20

Hunter Ports Women’s Classic Round of 24:
Heat 1: Dimity Stoyle (Aus) 17, Sofia Mulanovich (Per) 12.07, Nage Melamed (Haw)9.33, Tatiana Western-Webb (Haw)
Heat 2: Alize Arnaud (Fra) 15.17, Sage Erickson (USA) 14.67, Canelle Ballard (Reu) 11.07, Stephanie Gilmore (Aus) 9.80
Heat 3: Pauline Ado (Fra) 16.10, Courtney Conlogue (USA) 12.54, Johanne Defay (Fra) 11.90, Keely Andrew (Aus) 11.50
Heat 4: Lakey Peterson (USA) 14.04, Alessa Quizon (Haw) 12.23, Felicity Palmateer (Aus) 7.90, Ellie-Jean Coffey (Aus) 7.80
Heat 5: Sally Fitzgibbons (Aus) 17.10, Nikki Van Dijk (Aus) 11.14, Brittani Nicholl (Aus) 5.90, Stephanie Single (Aus) 5.23
Heat 6: Bianca Buitendag (Zaf) 12.53, Laura Enever (Aus) 11.90, Bronte Macaulay (Aus) 11.36, Philippa Anderson (Aus) 6.40

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Sawyer, de Vries and van Zyl eliminated from Burton Toyota Pro

Steven Sawyer (Jeffreys Bay), Beyrick de Vries (Umhlanga) and David van Zyl (Glenashley) have been eliminated from the ASP 6-Star Burton Toyota Pro which is running in conjunction with the Hunter Ports Women’s Classic as part of the Newcastle Surfest in Australia

Sawyer and de Vries finished equal 75th when they placed fourth in their respective Round of 96 heats earlier today, collecting 160 ratings points and US $500 (about R4 250) each. Van Zyl ended equal 97th when he came in 3rd in his Round of 144 heat on Monday.

Shaun Joubert (Mossel Bay) and Mikey February (Kommetjie), the two remaining Saffas in the event, will contest their Round of 96 heats when competition resumes.

Joel Parkinson (AUS) made a successful return to competition surfing after winning his maiden ASP World Title in Hawaii in December when he charged to victory in his Round of 96 heat. Only nine heats of men’s surfing were completed today with 2012 event runner-up Filipe Toledo (BRA) one of the standouts with his high-flying aerial repertoire.

Burton Toyota Pro Round of 96
Heat 1: Joel Parkinson (Aus) 17.0, Matt Lewis Hewitt (NZ) 13.23, Wade Carmichael (Aus) 9.14, Steven Sawyer (Zaf) 8.77
Heat 2: Joan Duru (Fra) 16.77, Tomas Hermes (Bra) 15.8, Hiroto Ohhara (Jpn) 11.37, Beyrick De Vries (Zaf) 9.23
Heat 3: Tiago Pires (PRT) 16.17, Oney Anwar (IND)11.67, Michael Powell (USA) 10.17 Mark Occhilupo (Aus) 7.70
Heat 4: Felipe Toledo (Bra) 14.7, Bino Lopes (Bra) 12, Evan Geiselman (USA) 11.60, Billy Stairmand (NZ)
Heat 5: Kalani David (HAW) 15.7, Damien Hobgood (USA) 11.87, Nobuyuki Osawa (Jpn) 10.33, Jay Quinn (NZ) 11.87
Heat 6: Santiago Muniz (Arg), Jesse Adam (Aus), Jack Freestone (Aus), Tanner Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 7: Charles Martin (GLP) 14.34, Jeremy Johnston (USA) 13.34, Frederico Morais (PRT) 9.03, Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) 8.07
Heat 8: Mark Lacomare (Fra) 14.33 , Maxime Huscenot (Fra) 13.77, Kolohe Andino (USA) 10.13, Caio Ibelli (Bra) 4.13
Heat 9: Matt Wilkinson (Aus) 17.40, Ian Gouveia (BRA) 14.20, Peterson Crisanto (BRA) 10.69, Matt Banting (AUS) 10.02
All the action at the Newcastle Surfest can be watched live at http://surfest.prosurfinglive.com/
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Issued on behalf of:

ASP Africa
Contact: Colin Fitch – Operations Manager
Tel: 021 534 5738
Email: colin@aspafrica.com

Compiled and Distributed by:

Life’s a Beach Communications
PO Box 48272, Kommetjie 7976, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0) 21 783 4965
Mobile: +27 (0) 82 423 1964
Email: lifesabeach@mweb.co.za

About ASP: The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is the recognized world governing body of professional surfing and has been crowning surfing’s undisputed World Champions since 1976. The ASP sanctions and crowns World Champions for the following tours: the ASP World Tour, the ASP Women’s World Tour, ASP World Junior Tour, ASP World Longboard and Masters Championships. The ASP is dedicated to showcasing the world’s best surfing talent in a variety of progressive formats and has revolutionized the way the world watches surfing via their webcasts and other media platforms. The organization is divided into seven different regions: Africa, Japan, Australasia, Europe, Hawaii, North America, and South America.

Sarah Baum surfs her way to 5th place in Breaka Burleigh Pro in Australia

February 9th, 2013 No comments
Sarah Baum, 19, (Athlone Park, Durban) in action in the Breaka Burleigh Pro Women’s event where she finished equal 5th overall  Photo: ASP / Will H-S

Sarah Baum, 19, (Athlone Park, Durban) in action in the Breaka Burleigh Pro Women’s event where she finished equal 5th overall Photo: ASP / Will H-S

Sarah Baum started her 2013 pro surfing season with a meritorious fifth place finish after reaching the quarter-finals of the ASP Star rated Breaka Burleigh Pro Women’s held in excellent 1.0 to 1.5 metre waves at Burleigh Heads in Australia earlier today (Saturday).

The inform 19 year-old from Athlone Park, Durban, who ended 2012 ranked No. 17 on the ASP Women’s Star Series, progressed through three rounds of four and three-person heats before elimination by current ASP No. 6 Malia Manuel (HAW) in a one-on-one encounter in the quarters.

Baum collected US $1 100 (approx. R10 000) and a valuable 1 560 points from the event which was won by ASP No.2 and event top seed, Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), who narrowly defeated Courtney Conlogue (USA), the ASP No. 5, in the final.

South Africa’s Rosanne Hodge (East London), who spent four seasons (2007-2010) competing on the ASP Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT), the highest level of women’s surfing, finished equal 9th at Burleigh.

Bianca Buitendag (George), who starts her rookie year on the Women’s WCT on the Gold Coast in March, placed equal 19th and Faye Zoetmulder (Port Elizabeth) ended equal 55th in her first ASP event after a serious injury that sidelined her for the second half of last year.

The 4-Star ASP rated men’s Breaka Burleigh Pro has been reduced to the last eight with former two-time ASP World Champion, Gold Coast local and current ASP No. 3, Mick Fanning, a surprise elimination after being ousted by fellow Australian Mitch Crews and Marco Fernandez (BRA).

The men’s champion will be crowned on Sunday and all the action can be followed live at http://breakaburleighsurfpro.com.au starting around midnight (SA time) tonight.

David van Zyl (Glenashley) and Steven Sawyer (Jeffreys Bay), the only two SA surfer’s in the men’s draw, finished 49th and 65th respectively.

Breaka Burleigh Pro Women’s Six Star
Final: Sally Fitzgibbons (Aus) 16:00, Courtney Conlogue (USA) 15.90
Semi-Finals:
Semi 1: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 16.73, Malia Manuel (Haw) 13.17
Semi 2: Courtney Conlogue (USA) 14.77, Laura Enever (Aus) 14.47
Quarter-Finals
Q 1: Malia Manuel (Haw) 13.17, Sarah Baum (ZAF) 12.10
Q 2: Sally Fitzgibbons (Aus) 15.54, Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 13.40
Q 3: Laura Enever (Aus) 13.67, Tyler Wright (AUS) 13.33
Q 4: Courtney Conlogue (USA) 18.33, Alessa Quizon (HAW) 15.34

Breaka Burleigh Pro Men’s Round of 16
Heat 1: Ricardo Christie (NZ) 14.33, Adam Melling (Aus) 14.13, Bede Durbidge (Aus) 12.54, Ryan Callinan (Aus) 11.90
Heat 2: Marco Fernandez (Bra) 15.60, Mitch Crews (Aus) 14.70, Mick Fanning (Aus) 14.66, Jack Duggan (Aus) 7.83
Heat 3: Owen Wright (Aus) 15.50, Brent Dorrington (Aus) 12.33, Dion Atkinson (Aus) 10.03, Cooper Chapman (Aus) 8.53
Heat 4: Alejo Muniz (Bra) 14.80, Thomas Woods (Aus) 14.03, Frederico Morais (Ptg) 13.97, Davey Cathels (Aus) 11.96

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Rip Curl Pro Puerto Rico gets underway on Saturday

The ASP 4-Star Rip Curl Pro Puerto Rico gets underway at Lobos Beach in Isabella, Puerto Rico on Saturday

Three South Africans will be in action with Benji Brand (Kommetjie) starting his campaign in the Round of 128, his brother Davey in the Round of 96 and ninth seeded Shaun Joubert, formerly from Mossel Bay but now living in California, starting in the Round of 64.

All the action in the Rip Curl Pro Puerto Rico can be followed live at www.live.ripcurl.com

For more information, including the full schedule of ASP events, surfer profiles, news and results, visit www.aspworltour.com

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Pictured: Sarah Baum, 19, (Athlone Park, Durban) in action in the Breaka Burleigh Pro Women’s event where she finished equal 5th overall
Photo: ASP / Will H-S
Issued on behalf of:

ASP Africa
Contact: Colin Fitch – Operations Manager
Tel: 021 534 5738
Email: colin@aspafrica.com

Compiled and Distributed by:

Life’s a Beach Communications
PO Box 48272, Kommetjie 7976, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0) 21 783 4965
Mobile: +27 (0) 82 423 1964
Email: lifesabeach@mweb.co.za

About ASP: The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is the recognized world governing body of professional surfing and has been crowning surfing’s undisputed World Champions since 1976. The ASP sanctions and crowns World Champions for the following tours: the ASP World Tour, the ASP Women’s World Tour, ASP World Junior Tour, ASP World Longboard and Masters Championships. The ASP is dedicated to showcasing the world’s best surfing talent in a variety of progressive formats and has revolutionized the way the world watches surfing via their webcasts and other media platforms. The organization is divided into seven different regions: Africa, Japan, Australasia, Europe, Hawaii, North America, and South America.

 

Dale Staples in 9th as John John Florence wins Volcom Pipe Pro + SA women advance in Australia

February 3rd, 2013 No comments
Dale Staples (St Francis Bay) stands tall inside a gaping Pipeline barrel in Hawaii on his way to 9th place in the Volcom Pipe Pro on Saturday   Photo: Bernie Baker

Dale Staples (St Francis Bay) stands tall inside a gaping Pipeline barrel in Hawaii on his way to 9th place in the Volcom Pipe Pro on Saturday Photo: Bernie Baker

Dale Staples posted the best result by a South African in many years at the iconic surf break of Pipeline in Hawaii yesterday when he finished ninth in the ASP 5-Star rated Volcom Pipe Pro which was run in excellent tubing double overhead waves over the last three days.

Staples, 22, from St Francis Bay, the only Saffa in the event, recorded three outstanding heat victories against several of Pipeline’s best exponents to reach the quarter-finals of the US $130 000 (approx. R1.17 million) contest before being eliminated with earnings of R22 500 and 633 rankings points.

The event was won for the third successive time by ASP World No. 4 and Pipe local John John Florence whose mastery of the break was exceptional. Florence, 20, who lives right in front of Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu, posted four rides of over 9 out of 10 in his Round 64 heat, totaling a near perfect heat tally 19.70 out of a possible 20 for his top two.

His total of 16.33 in the final was enough to give him victory over Chris Ward (USA), Josh Kerr (AUS) and fellow Hawaiian Olamana Eleogram along with the winner’s cheque for US $20 000 and 2 000 points.

All the action from the Volcom Pipe Pro can be viewed in the Heats on Demand section of http://www.volcompipepro.com

Volcom Pipe Pro
Results

Final
1st: $20,000 – John John Florence – 16.33 points (8.43, 7.9)
2nd: $10,000 – Chris Ward – 14.8 (7.93, 6.87)
3rd: $6,500 – Josh Kerr – 13.83 (8.33, 5.5)
4th: $5,500 – Olamana Eleogram – 13.3 (6.87, 6.43)
Semi-Finals:
1st & 2nd advance; 3rd=5th; 4th=7th
H1: John John Florence (HI); Chris Ward (USA); Kolohe Andino (USA); Reef McIntosh
(HI)
H2: Josh Kerr (AUS); Olamana Eleogram (HI); Conner Coffin (USA); Dusty Payne (HI)
Quarters:
1st & 2nd advance; 3rd=9th; 4th=13th
H1: John John Florence (HI); Reef McIntosh (HI); Bruce Irons (HI); Jamie O’Brien
(HI)
H2: Kolohe Andino (USA); Chris Ward (USA); Kahea Hart (HI); Masatoshi Ohno (JPN)
H3: Olamana Eleogram (HI); Dusty Payne (HI); Dale Staples (ZAF); Jesse Mendes (BRA)
H4: Josh Kerr (AUS); Conner Coffin (USA); Alex Gray (USA); Sebastian Zietz (HI) Round of 32:

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SA women advance at Breaka Burleigh Pro in Australia

The South African trio of Sarah Baum (Athlone Park), Bianca Buitendag (George) and Rosy Hodge (East London) all advanced to Round 3 of the ASP 6-Star rated Breaka Burleigh Pro in excellent 1.0 to 1.5 metre waves on the Gold Coast of Australia earlier today.

Baum, ranked No. 17 on the ASP Women’s Star rankings at the end of 2012, and Buitendag, who qualified for the 2013 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT) by finishing last year ranked No. 2, each placed second to their respective Round 2 heats to advance to the last 24 in the $40 000 event.

Hodge, a former ASP Women’s WCT campaigner, was the top South African performer on the day, winning her heat with a tally of 15.34 out of 20, the seventh highest heat total recorded, to advance to Round 3 along with second placed Sage Erikson (USA).

The organisers completed Rounds 1 & 2 of the women’s event and the first two heats of the 160-man men’s contest where SA’s Steven Sawyer (Jeffreys Bay) and David van Zyl (Glanashley) will join the action in Round 3 (round of 96).

All the action at the Breaka Burleigh Pro can be followed live at http://breakaburleighsurfpro.com.au starting around midnight (SA time) each day.

Breaka Burleigh Pro

Results:
Round of 48
Heat 1: Sarah Mason (Nzl) 17.57, Coco Ho (Haw) 15.00, Canelle Ballard (Fra) 10.34, Georgia Fish (Aus) 9.40
Heat 2 : Paige Hareb (Nzl) 14.50, Sarah Baum (Zaf) 9.13, Nao Omura (Jpn) 8.10, Bruna Schmitz (Bra) 7.34
Heat 3 : Alize Arnaud (Fra) 15.93, Naomi Stevic (Aus) 14.60, Alana Blanchard (Haw) 13.54, Laura Poncini (Aus) 8.70
Heat 4: Sally Fitzgibbons (Aus) 13.00, Dimity Stoyle (Aus) 12.63, Maud Le Car (Fra) 9.00, Lee-Ann Curren (Fra) 8.33
Heat 5: Malia Manuel (Haw) 16.16, Alessa Quizon (Haw) 14.10, Omella Pellizzari (Arg) 8.10, Frankie Harrer (USA) 3.33
Heat 6: Nikki Van Dijk (Aus) 15.83, Bianca Buitendag (Zaf) 10.00, Freya Prumm (Aus) 5.07, Ainara Aymat (Euk) 4.66
Heat 7: Pauline Ado (Fra) 9.27, Felicity Palmeteer (Aus) 9.17, Ellie-Jean Coffey (Aus) 8.00, Miho Ihara (Jpn) 4.84
Heat 8: Courtney Conlogue (USA) 15.33, Erica Hosseini (USA) 9.60, Laura Macaulay (Aus) 9.00, Anali Gomez (Per) 5.07
Heat 9: Tyler Wright (Aus) 17.70, Kirby Wright (Aus) 10.16, Leila Hurst (Haw) 6.60, Skye Burgess (Aus) 6.07
Heat 10: Philippa Anderson (Aus) 16.67, Quincy Davis (USA) 13.94, Rebecca Woods (Aus) 8.84, Sophie Callister (Aus) 2.66
Heat 11: Rosanne Hodge (Zaf) 15.34, Sage Erickson (12.40) 12.40, Eden Putland (Aus) 9.53, Nage Melamed (Haw) 7.67
Heat 12: Laura Enever (Aus) 9.70, Brittani Nicholl (Aus) 9.10, Mikaela Greene (Aus) 6.37, Joanne Defay (Fra) 2.84

For more information, including the full schedule of ASP events, surfer profiles, news and results, visit www.aspworltour.com

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Pictured: Dale Staples (St Francis Bay) stands tall inside a gaping Pipeline barrel in Hawaii on his way to 9th place in the Volcom Pipe Pro on Saturday
Photo: Bernie Baker

Issued on behalf of:

ASP Africa
Contact: Colin Fitch – Operations Manager
Tel: 021 534 5738
Email: colin@aspafrica.com

Compiled and Distributed by:

Life’s a Beach Communications
PO Box 48272, Kommetjie 7976, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0) 21 783 4965
Mobile: +27 (0) 82 423 1964
Email: lifesabeach@mweb.co.za

About ASP: The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is the recognized world governing body of professional surfing and has been crowning surfing’s undisputed World Champions since 1976. The ASP sanctions and crowns World Champions for the following tours: the ASP World Tour, the ASP Women’s World Tour, ASP World Junior Tour, ASP World Longboard and Masters Championships. The ASP is dedicated to showcasing the world’s best surfing talent in a variety of progressive formats and has revolutionized the way the world watches surfing via their webcasts and other media platforms. The organization is divided into seven different regions: Africa, Japan, Australasia, Europe, Hawaii, North America, and South America.