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Australian Mick Fanning won his second consecutive ASP pro surfing event Sunday when he beat Bede Durbidge in the finals of the Quicksilver Pro France, Fanning, who won earlier this month at Lower Tressles in California, scored an 8.83 on one of his final waves and went on to win the heat by a score of 16.66 to 12.87 Surf was running 1-to-3 feet at Les Bourdaines. Fanning is in second place in the Association of Surfing Professionals points race with 5,570 points.
Bobby Martinez of the United States won the Bilabong Pro Tahiti surfing tournament Tuesday over Australian Taj Burrow. The California-based Martinez scored a 9.73 points out of a possible 10 on one of his waves and went on to win the event with 18.46 points compared to Burrow's 16.10. I waited for the good ones out there and just got lucky, said Martinez, who moved up to seventh place on the Association of Surfing Professionals tour.
Surfing legend Wayne Rabbit Bartholomew has announced he will step down as president of the Association of Surfing Professionals this spring. The Australian said in a written statement that after 10 years on the job, he was at the height of his effectiveness and was satisfied with his decision not to seek a fifth term as the tour's president and would leave office in March. I have a deep affinity with professional surfing and my personal journey has run a parallel course with the evolution of...
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