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BELGAS, Peniche/Portugal (Saturday, October 24, 2009) - The first 13 heats of Round 2 of the Rip Curl Pro Search were completed today in punchy three-to-four foot (1 - 1.5 metre) waves at the second backup site of Belgas. Despite the remoteness of the location, an estimated 20,000 fans showed up to compliment the hundreds of thousands online who watched the world's best surfers do battle...Event No. 9 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, today's Rip Curl Pro Search played host to some of the most dramatic action of the season including the ascension of a young superstar, the defeat of an icon and a major shake-up in the 2009 ASP World Title race...Owen Wright (AUS), 19, wildcard into the Rip Curl Pro Search, caused the upset of the event in eliminating reigning nine-time ASP World Champion, Kelly Slater (USA), 37, in Round 2 of the Rip Curl Pro Search a repeat of his incredible feat from last April when Wright trumped the Floridian at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach...The heat was an extremely tight affair with Slater opening up with solid scores on both his forehand and backhand while his younger opponent waited patiently. Wright's progressive forehand arsenal was put to use in the punchy lefthanders, threading barrels and stomping air reverses to come within striking distance of the champ. Needing a solid score with time winding down, Wright pulled into a lengthy left barrel to score a 7.73 out of a possible 10 to take the lead and the heat win. The other main world title contenders, Mick Fanning (Aus) and Joel Parkinson (Aus) both advanced today...As the second-to-last event on the ASP Dream Tour, and opting to run the man-on-man elimination format from the outset, the Rip Curl Pro Search has played host to some of the more dramatic bouts of the season throughout the opening round of competition...Drew Courtney (AUS), 30, 2009 ASP Dream Tour rookie and current ASP World No. 32, punctuated the day's action with the most exciting heat of the event, defeating fellow rooki
BELGAS, Peniche/Portugal (Saturday, October 24, 2009) - The first 13 heats of Round 2 of the Rip Curl Pro Search were completed today in punchy three-to-four foot (1 - 1.5 metre) waves at the second backup site of Belgas. Despite the remoteness of the location, an estimated 20,000 fans showed up to compliment the hundreds of thousands online who watched the world's best surfers do battle...Event No. 9 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, today's Rip Curl Pro Search played host to some of the...
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