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Events

Defending Champion Beven Leads Top Seeds in Santa Surf Pro, Curran Bows Out
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Defending Champion Beven Leads Top Seeds in Santa Surf Pro, Curran Bows Out

SAN JUAN, Lanzarote (Friday, October 17, 2008) – The ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) 6-Star Prime Santa Surf Pro got straight into business today with Heats 1 to 24 of Round 2 being completed in wind-blown but consistent three foot (one meter) waves at San Juan. The awaited new swell hit the North Shore of Lanzarote during the night and some quality sets offered all top seeds some good scoring potential to get their curcial points’ chase going.

Santa Surf Pro Called Off, Top Seeds Readying for 7.30 AM Start Friday
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Santa Surf Pro Called Off, Top Seeds Readying for 7.30 AM Start Friday

SAN JUAN, Lanzarote (Thursday, October 16, 2008) – It was a day of hope and patience at San Juan but the conditions never improved throughout the day. Surfers and officials eventually decided to give San Juan another chance and come back tomorrow Friday, October 17 at 7.30 AM (GMT+1) to possibly get Round 2 started.

Santa Surf Pro Round 1 Completed, Top Seeds To Start Tomorrow
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Santa Surf Pro Round 1 Completed, Top Seeds To Start Tomorrow

SAN JUAN, Lanzarote (Wednesday, October 15, 2008) – The second day of the ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) 6-Star Prime Santa Surf Pro saw Round 1 come to completion in decreasing wind-blown two foot (0.5 meter) waves at San Juan with seven heats only being held.

Santa Surf Pro Gets Underway, Collazo Takes Control of San Juan’s Lefthanders
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Santa Surf Pro Gets Underway, Collazo Takes Control of San Juan’s Lefthanders

SAN JUAN, Lanzarote (Tuesday, October 14, 2008) – The Santa Surf Pro, an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 6-Star Prime event, got underway in tricky two to three foot (0.5 to 1 meter) waves today at the famous lefthander of San Juan and sixteen heats were completed during Day 1 of competition.

Trials to the Title for 14-year old Tyler Wright, Winner of the Beachley Classic
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Trials to the Title for 14-year old Tyler Wright, Winner of the Beachley Classic

MANLY BEACH, Australia (Monday, October 13, 2008) – Tyler Wright (AUS), 14, made ASP History today as the youngest ever winner of an ASP World Tour event, defeating fellow finalist Silvana Lima (BRA), 23, at the Beachley Classic in peaky two foot (1 metre) waves at Manly Beach.

Bourez and Lipke Score Big in ASP WQS 6-Star Rio Surf International in Brazil
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Bourez and Lipke Score Big in ASP WQS 6-Star Rio Surf International in Brazil

CAPBRETON, France (Sunday, October 12, 2008) - Michel Bourez (Tahiti, PYF) and Marlon Lipke (DEU) got a step closer to qualifying for the 2009 ASP World Tour today adding a valuable result to their ASP World Qualifying Series points' total after placing respectively equal 3rd and equal 5th in the Rio Surf Pro International pres. by Oakley.

Beachley Classic Champion Crowned Today, Quarterfinals Start at 9:15am
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Beachley Classic Champion Crowned Today, Quarterfinals Start at 9:15am

MANLY BEACH, Australia (Monday, October 13, 2008) – Clean surf in the two-to-three foot (1 metre) range is pushing through at Manly today, and event organizers at the Beachley Classic have called the final day of competition on, with a champion being crowned by day’s end. The Quarterfinals are scheduled to begin at 9:15am.

Ross Takes Top Honours in ASP WQS 4-Star Ocean & Earth Pro in Gran Canaria
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Ross Takes Top Honours in ASP WQS 4-Star Ocean & Earth Pro in Gran Canaria

EL CONFITAL, Gran Canaria (Sunday, October 12, 2008) – Daniel Ross (Yamba, AUS), 25, won the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 4-Star Ocean & Earth Pro pres. by La Caja de Canarias in pumping five to six foot (1.5 to 2 meter) waves at the world famous venue of El Confital today. Ross, who defeated Stuart Kennedy (Lennox Head, AUS), 18, in an exciting 100% Australian 35-minute Man-on-man clash, rose throughout the week with excellent skills and variety in his surfing to end up 1st of the 2008 edition and clinch the valuable 1500 winner's ratings' points.

Ross Leads Aussie Charge to Semifinals of Ocean & Earth Pro, Gonzalez Resists
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Ross Leads Aussie Charge to Semifinals of Ocean & Earth Pro, Gonzalez Resists

EL CONFITAL, Gran Canaria (Saturday, October 11, 2008) – The second to last day of the Ocean & Earth Pro witnessed some intense action with the pressure rising over the potential winners at El Confital. Eight heats were wrapped up taking the event into its Man-on-man clashes and all four semifinalists were decided after a great surf show in three to four foot (1. to 1.2 meter) waves, Jonathan Gonzalez (CNY) being the only one to resist the Australian assault led by ASP World Tour surfer Daniel Ross (AUS).