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LOWER TRESTLES, California / USA (Tuesday, September 20, 2011) - The Hurley Pro at Trestles returned to Lowers for the third consecutive day and saw the world's best surfers put in stellar performances in improved conditions as the frontrunners on the ASP Top 34 proved lethal in their battle for this year's heated ASP World Title race...Joel Parkinson (AUS), 30, current No. 3 on the ASP World Title Race, surgically dissected two Lower Trestles set waves, notching a 17.00 total in a close heat to surpass Huntington Beach's Brett Simpson (USA), 26, despite a valiant effort from the Californian in Round 3..."I was hoping for just a couple waves and we got a couple of set waves each," Parkinson said. "I watched the first two of Brett's (Simpson) waves after I got my scores and wanted to stay involved, but I just couldn't worry or watch. He's an amazing surfer and beat me in Tahiti so it was kind of good to get one back. We've surfed the last three events together and there are those little rivalries that pop up."..Parkinson's dominance continued in Round 4, when he went for broke on a long righthander in need of a near-perfect score to overtake Julian Wilson (AUS), 22, and logged a 9.13 to secure the day's highest heat-total of 18.06 (out of 20) while advancing directly through to the Quarterfinals..."Julian's wave wave was sick," Parkinson said. "I don't know what to say about it though, I'm a purist. That wave of mine was a long wave, my legs were burning at the end. Me and Julian were hassling and I thought 'I don't care if I get an interference or not, I'm losing anyway.' Mick got that wave before it too, that was a great heat."..Owen Wright (AUS), 21, current No. 2 on the ASP World Title Series, earned an amazing come-from-behind victory to defeat young Hawaiian John Florence (HAW), 18, in a high-scoring heat of 17.84 to 17.13. Wright locked in to a long Lowers right with just minutes remaining in the matchup in need of a 9-point score and unloaded a series of furi
LOWER TRESTLES, California / USA (Tuesday, September 20, 2011) - The Hurley Pro at Trestles returned to Lowers for the third consecutive day and saw the world's best surfers put in stellar performances in improved conditions as the frontrunners on the ASP Top 34 proved lethal in their battle for this year's heated ASP World Title race...Joel Parkinson (AUS), 30, current No. 3 on the ASP World Title Race, surgically dissected two Lower Trestles set waves, notching a 17.00 total in a close heat...
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