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BELLS BEACH, Victoria/Australia (Sunday, April 4, 2010) - The remaining six Round 1 heats of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach presented by SNICKERS were completed in windy, punchy two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves at Bells Beach this morning, and the world's best surfers let loose with a barrage of progressive surfing exhibitions..Event No. 2 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach boasts the culmination of the Australian leg of the ASP Dream Tour, and today's conditions lent themselves to high-performance aerial surfing at its finest..Patrick Gudauskas (USA), 24, 2010 ASP World Tour rookie, was outstanding in the opening heat of the morning, coming from behind with an impressive 8.77 out of a possible 10 single-wave score for an electric combination of aerials and progressive turns. The score pushed him ahead of opponents Jordy Smith (ZAF), 22, and Jay Thompson (AUS), 27, to advance directly through to Round 3..Dusty Payne (HAW), 21, 2010 ASP World Tour rookie, is renowned for his futuristic blend of high-speed carves and technical aerial prowess and the fleet-footed Hawaiian utilized both as he dismantled his Round 1 heat today in the dying moments..The highlight from today's Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach was the 'Clash of the Icons' between Tom Curren (USA) and Mark 'Occy' Occhilupo (AUS). Curren took out today's clash to make it 9 - 8 in careers wins over Occy..Photo: joliphotos.com
BELLS BEACH, Victoria/Australia (Sunday, April 4, 2010) - The remaining six Round 1 heats of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach presented by SNICKERS were completed in windy, punchy two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves at Bells Beach this morning, and the world's best surfers let loose with a barrage of progressive surfing exhibitions..Event No. 2 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach boasts the culmination of the Australian leg of the ASP Dream Tour, and today's conditions...
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