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ASL At J-Bay: Day 5

Tuesday, 19 July 2011
There were just enough waves rolling in at Jeffreys Bay for contest organisers to call a late start to round 2, but only half the heats could be completed. In small right-handers, it should have been a difficult day for the goofies, but Ace Buchan was still able to post highest score of the day. Matt Kelson reports.
All the video highlights from day 5 of The Billabong Pro J-Bay, when half of Round 2 was completed in clean 2-3 foot waves.
Greatness never comes easy, it takes time, the time to learn, have fun and commit. Carissa Moore has clearly made the most of her time, becoming the youngest World Champion surfing has ever seen.JUST DO IT.

The French Connexion

Monday, 18 July 2011
A teaser for the soon to be released video blog site Featuring Marc Lacomare, Charly Martin & Joan Duru - three of the best up-and-comers from Europe right now. <!--EndFragment-->Music composed by "The Protist"
Claire Bevilacqua has some fun surfing Canggu, Bali.
Jordy and Mick were standouts in the Round 1 highlights from the 2011 Billabong Pro J-Bay.
The were clean, long right-handers on offer for the world's best surfers. Round One of The Billabong Pro J-Bay saw some small barrels, big airs and impressive turns.
With a significant drop in swell after Round One, event organisers decided to call lay-days for Saturday and Sunday. What better way to pass the time than to get up-close and personal with the king of the jungle?

Weekend Washup 18 July 2011

Monday, 18 July 2011
To paraphrase Eddie Everywhere, “What a big weekend in surfing!”
Carissa Moore, 18, of Oahu, Hawaii made history at the Roxy Pro Biarritz becoming the youngest ever ASP World Champion by advancing into the final. Moore sealed her maiden World Title crown when her closest rival, World No. 2 Sally Fitzgibbons, was eliminated during the semifinals by eventual Roxy Pro winner, Steph Gilmore.

ASL At J-Bay: Round One Action

Saturday, 16 July 2011
In unusually warm winter weather for Jeffreys Bay, it wasn’t just the temperature that heated up and cooked: round one started off with a bang after some scintillating performances were displayed by some of the world’s best surfers. Matt Kelson reports...
Dan Ross is a tough nut, requalifiying for the World Tour by working hard, getting super-fit and winning the WQS series in 2009. But more recently, Rossy popped up on our radar when some shots of him destroying huge Bells Beach waves came by our desk. We knew we had to have a chat to Dan...

ASL At J-Bay: Blog One

Friday, 15 July 2011
The Billabong Pro J-Bay had a lay-day yesterday with small waves on offer, but questions remain: will Kelly Slater show up, where is Bobby Martinez, and how will Adriano de Souza's knee hold up? Matt Kelson is on the ground in Jeffreys and gives us all the goss...
What does it take to run a World Tour competition like J-Bay?
Jordy Smith wants to keep the Billabong Pro J-Bay trophy in South Africa for a second year running.
Hear the top surfers talk about what it means to win at J-Bay


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