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Jordy Smith (ZAF), 25, has won the Billabong Rio Pro in a hard-fought final over national favorite Adriano de Souza (BRA), 26, by a score of 17.80 to 16.34 in clean two-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at Barra Da Tijuca. Stop No. 3 of 10 on the ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Billabong Rio Pro utilized the entirety of the event waiting period, culminating in a high-performance showdown from the ASP Top 34 amidst a bevy of barrels and ramps of Barra Da Tijuca.
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Following an incredible Final Day of great waves and tremendous surfing performances, the 2013 ISA World Masters Surfing Championship officially closed. Team South Africa is the new 2013 Reef ISA World Surfing Games Team Champion.
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Tyler Wright (AUS), 19, has defeated Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 22, in a high-scoring final of 17.80 to 15.67 to win the Colgate Plax Girls Rio Pro in peaky two-to-three foot waves, simultaneously taking the frontrunner position on the 2013 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT).
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Round 1 of the Billabong Rio Pro was completed today in three-to-five foot (1 – 1.5 metre) waves at the primary site of Barra da Tijuca with the world’s best surfers navigating the at-times challenging barrels on offer and thrilling the crowd on the beach.
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With the 2013 Billabong Rio Pro just around the corner, hometown hero Adriano de Souza (BRA), 26, is currently prepping for the event following his historic win at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach last month. Following the immaculate showing at Bells, De Souza now sits at No. 4 on the ASP WCT and is looking to carry his momentum to Brazil in hopes to make a push for an inaugural ASP World Title.
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The 2013 Reef ISA World Surfing Games in Panama begins Saturday with the Opening Ceremony, featuring the traditional Parade of Nations and Sands of the World Ceremony, followed by the official Press Conference. All 24 National Teams and over 150 participating athletes and team officials will gather in the Province of Veraguas, an hour drive from Santa Catalina, to parade down the streets of the town of Soná, in front of government officials, and thousands of local spectators and supporters of surfing.
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A total of 24 countries and over 150 athletes and coaches are confirmed to compete in the 2013 Reef ISA World Surfing Games, in the tropical surf town of Santa Catalina, located 6 hours from Panama City by car. Each National Team consists of up to 4 Open Men and 2 Open Women surfers plus Team Officials.
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This event was originally scheduled for the weekend of Hurricane Sandy - Oct 28th. 6 months later we were blessed with beautiful weather and waves. Ocean City High School captured the title for the 19th consecutive year on Sunday at First Street Beach. Finishing in second place were the Manasquan Warriors thanks in part to Liam Mahoney taking the top prize in the longboard. 
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The world’s best surfers congregated last night at the QT Hotel in Surfers Paradise to celebrate the 2013 ASP World Surfing Awards, officially crowning last year’s ASP World Champions and welcoming in the new year.
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The Inaugural Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 4-Star Rip Curl Pro Puerto Rico is scheduled to unfold at Jobos Beach in Isabella, Puerto Rico from February 9 to 13, marking a return of ASP competition to ‘The Island of Enchantment’ for the first time since 2010.
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