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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.
Australian Mick Fanning captured pro surfing's biggest prize this weekend by winning the $105,000 Hurley Pro Trestles in Southern California. Fanning knocked off American Dane Reynolds in the finals at the Lower Trestles break in Huntington Beach and jumped from seventh to second place in the Association of Surfing Professionals rankings behind fellow Aussie Joel Parkinson. Fanning posted impressive single-wave scores of 9.70 and 9.67 to nail down the victory by a final score of 17.40 to 13.10.
Australia's Joel Parkinson defeated American Damien Hobgood in Wednesday's finals of the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay surfing contest in South Africa. Parkinson scored a near-perfect 9.47 points on his opening wave and breezed past Hobgood by a score of 15.97 to 11.94. The win was Parkinson's third in five Association of Surfing Professionals events this season and bolstered his lead in the ASP points race over Damien Hobgoood's twin brother, C.J., to 1,404 points.
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