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Costa Del Mar Pro Championships Kicks Off on Saturday at Huntington Beach Pier
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Costa Del Mar Pro Championships Kicks Off on Saturday at Huntington Beach Pier

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California (Thursday, November 13, 2008) – The inaugural Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Longboard Qualifying Series (LQS) 1-Star Costa Del Mar Pro Championships presented by the city of Rosarito will be held at South Huntington Beach Pier from November 15-16, 2008. The event will see several ASP World Longboard Tour (WLT) competitors tackle regional standouts in the two-day contest.

Flores and Picon to Lead Solid European Contigent in Hawaiian Showdown
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Flores and Picon to Lead Solid European Contigent in Hawaiian Showdown

CAPBRETON, France (Monday, November 17, 2008) – Europeans of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) are currently competing on the other side of the planet in the warm waters of the Hawaiian archipelago and the second to last event of the year promises to be crucial for many of our top soldiers, some being on the verge of qualifying for next year’s revolutionary ASP World Tour, others aiming at finishing their 2008 campaign with a solid strike.

Taylor Jensen Wins Back-to-Back ASP LQS Events at Huntington Beach
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Taylor Jensen Wins Back-to-Back ASP LQS Events at Huntington Beach

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California (Sunday, November 16, 2008) – Taylor Jensen (Oceanside, CA), 24, claimed a victory at the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Longboard Qualifying Series (LQS) 1-Star Costa Del Mar Pro Championships today over fellow finalists Harley Ingleby (Coffs Harbour, AUS), 25, Kekoa Uemura (Kaimuki, HAW), 26, and Tony Silvagni (Kure, NC), 21, in peaky two-to-four foot (1 metre) conditions.

Local Puerto Escondido Surfer Angelo Lozano Wins PXM International Vans Pro
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Local Puerto Escondido Surfer Angelo Lozano Wins PXM International Vans Pro

PUERTO ESCONDIDO, Oaxaca (Sunday, November 16, 2008) – Puerto Escondido local Angelo Lozano (Puerto Escondido, MEX), 21, claimed a victory today at the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 3-Star PXM International Vans Pro in pumping six-to-eight foot (2 metre) surf. Lozano claimed the win in front of his home crowd over an international field of finalists including Gabriel Villaran (Lima, PER), 24, Ryan Turner (Huntington Beach, CA), 29, and fellow Puerto Escondido local David Rutherford (Puerto Escondido, MEX), 25.

Top ASP Junior Surfers Standout in Latter Rounds of PXM International Vans Pro
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Top ASP Junior Surfers Standout in Latter Rounds of PXM International Vans Pro

PUERTO ESCONDIDO, Oaxaca (Saturday, November 15, 2008) - The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 3-Star PXM International Vans Pro completed another action packed day of competition at Puerto Escondido today and saw two of the top ASP North America Pro Junior Series surfers take advantage of the three-to-five foot (1 metre) surf on offer and advance into the Quarterfinals.

ASP WLT Surfers Shine on Opening Day of Costa Del Mar Pro
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ASP WLT Surfers Shine on Opening Day of Costa Del Mar Pro

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California (Saturday, November 15, 2008) – The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Longboard Qualifying Series (LQS) 1-Star Costa Del Mar Pro Championships presented by the City of Rosarito kicked off today in excellent three-to-four foot (1 metre) offshore conditions at South Huntington Beach Pier. Today’s action saw ASP World Longboard Tour (WLT) surfers Roger Barros (Rio de Janeiro, BRA), 20, Ned Snow (North Shore, HI), 23, and Ben Skinner (Newquay, GBR), 24, put on a show in front of the Huntington Beach crowd, proving why they compete amongst the world’s finest longboarders.