hottest surf star, Andy Irons, placed second in the Quiksilver Pro
at Hossegor, France and won the Billabong Pro at Mundacca, Spain to
maintain the No.1 ranking on the surfing World Championship Tour (WCT).
France, Irons beat Hawaii’s Kalani Robb in the quarterfinals and
then beat Kelly Slater in the semi-finals. He went on to beat
Brazil’s Neco Padaratz in the final that featured four-foot surf.
Irons started the final with a 9 out of 10 points ride, but Padartz
wanted victory and managed a 9.5 ride to seal the win and earn
$30,000. Irons took home $16,000 and enough points to keep him on
top of the world.
currently has 5,852 points, while second ranked Australian Luke Egan
has 5,334 and Robb is ranked No. 9. Ex-world champ Sunny Garcia
missed the event with an injury and is now No. 16 in the world.
information about the competition in Spain and current world
standings will be available in November’s issue.
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local surf conditions call 596-SURF and for contest surfing
information log on to www.aspworldtour.com.
A. Hartvigsen resides on the North Shore of Oahu. A former
photojournalist for the Coast Guard he is a watersports
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