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TIM BOAL (FRA)   MUNDAKA, Euskadi (Monday, October 5, 2009) - The Billabong Pro Mundaka, Event No. 8 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, completed the opening eight heats of Round 1 today in clean three-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at the primary venue...Opting to run the man-on-man elimination Round 1 format, the Billabong Pro Mundaka played witness to some incredible drama today, with surfers fighting for both requalification and solid footing on the ASP World Tour ratings...Kekoa Bacalso (HAW), 24, former ASP World Junior Champion (2005) and 2009 ASP Dream Tour rookie, was the standout on Day 1 of competition, netting the high heat total of a 15.80 out of a possible 20 for a barrage of backhand turns, eliminating wildcard Hodei Collazo (EUK)....The $340,000 USD Billabong Pro Mundaka is the 8th of 10 events on the ASP World Tour (Association of Surfing Professionals), considered as the first league of surfing. The Billabong Pro Mundaka will officially start on October 5th, with the inaugural ceremony, and will run whenever conditions allow until October 17th at the latest...Being held at Europe's best left-hand wave in the fishing village of Mundaka. Mundaka is renowned worldwide for its long and hollow waves barrelling over 200 meters in the mouth of the Guernika river. As last year, the alternate site will be set up on the beach of Sopelana. The site is only a few car-minutes away from the center of Bilbao. The decision to surf either at Mundaka or Sopelana will be taken on a daily basis by the contest director, after assessing the conditions in both sites with the surfers and the ASP officials.  Photo: joliphotos.com
TIM BOAL (FRA) MUNDAKA, Euskadi (Monday, October 5, 2009) - The Billabong Pro Mundaka, Event No. 8 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, completed the opening eight heats of Round 1 today in clean three-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at the primary venue...Opting to run the man-on-man elimination Round 1 format, the Billabong Pro Mundaka played witness to some incredible drama today, with surfers fighting for both requalification and solid footing on the ASP World Tour ratings...Kekoa Bacalso...
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