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COOLANGATTA, Australia (Thursday, February 26, 2009) - The ASP World Champions' Crowning took place tonight at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre beginning at 6:30pm.. .Surfing's "night of nights", the ASP World Champions' Crowning, was a gala event, hosting the world's best surfers as well as distinguished figures from the surfing industry in honor of the 2008 ASP World Champions.. .Kelly Slater (USA), 36, reigning and nine-time ASP World Champion, accepted his unprecedented ninth ASP World Title award just days before beginning his hunt for an incredible 10th Crown at the upcoming Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by LG Mobile.. .Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 21, reigning two-time ASP Women's World Champion, received her second consecutive ASP Women's World Title cup, and the young natural-footer will soon embark on a campaign to make it a three-peat in 2009. Gilmore will begin this weekend at the opening event of the 2009 ASP Women's World Tour season, the Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by LG Mobile.. .Other ASP Dream Tour athletes  recognized were respective Runner-Ups Bede Durbidge (AUS), 25, and Silvana Lima (BRA), 24, as well as Rookies of the Year Dane Reynolds (USA), 23, and Nicola Atherton (AUS), 22.. .Bonga Perkins (HAW), 36, and Joy Monahan (HAW), 22, took out the ASP World Longboarding and ASP Women's World Longboarding Titles respectively, while Nathaniel Curran (USA), 24, and Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 18, took home hardware for their respective No. 1 finishes on the ASP World Qualifying Series last season.. .In addition to honoring the champions from 2008, the ASP World Champions' Crowning also recognized athletes who  earnt the 2008 ASP World Tour 'Most Improved',  a tie between Adrian Buchan (AUS) and Adrian de Souz (BRA) the 2008 ASP Women's World Tour 'Most Improved',Melanie Bartels (Haw) the ASP Service to the Sport Award Alexandre Fontes (BRA) and the prestigious Peter Whittaker Award take out by Taylor Knox (USA).
COOLANGATTA, Australia (Thursday, February 26, 2009) - The ASP World Champions' Crowning took place tonight at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre beginning at 6:30pm.. .Surfing's "night of nights", the ASP World Champions' Crowning, was a gala event, hosting the world's best surfers as well as distinguished figures from the surfing industry in honor of the 2008 ASP World Champions.. .Kelly Slater (USA), 36, reigning and nine-time ASP World Champion, accepted his...
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