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BELLS BEACH, Victoria/AUS (Monday, April 1, 2013) Carissa Moore (HAW). - Pristine three-to-five foot (1 - 1.5 metre) waves rolled through the aquatic amphitheater of Bells Beach today as the world's best surfers battled through three electric rounds of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach presented by Ford..Stop No. 2 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach recommences the hunt for this year's world surfing crown and the unprecedented array of high-performance surfing at Bells Beach today yielded some incredible upsets and astonishing surfing action..Kelly Slater (USA), 41, 11-time ASP World Champion and current ASP WCT No. 1, suffered a shock elimination this morning at the hands of injury replacement Willian Cardoso (BRA), 27..Joel Parkinson (AUS), 31, reigning ASP World Champion and three-time Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach winner (2004, 2009, 2011), moved quick to capitalize on Slater's uncharacteristic loss, posting a 9.10 and a Perfect 10 in the following heat. The incredible scoreline, however, would not be enough to overcome a rampaging Raoni Monteiro (BRA), 30, who posted a 19.17 to cause the second major upset of the morning...While Monteiro would ultimately fall to two-time ASP World Champion (2007, 2009) Mick Fanning (AUS), 31, in Round 5, Cardoso continued his juggernaut performance at Bells Beach this afternoon, crushing a Round 4 heat and advancing directly into the Quarterfinals..Jordy Smith (ZAF), 25, continued to dominate Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach competition today, posting an 18.27 in Round 3 and a 19.10 in Round 4 to advance directly into the Quarterfinals...Other perennial threats to capitalize on the early departures of Slater and Parkinson were Taj Burrow (AUS), 35, and Mick Fanning (AUS), 31, who are both into the Quarterfinals of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach..Nat Young (USA), 21, 2013 ASP Dream Tour rookie, continued to display a backhand mastery today, eliminating dangerous veteran Josh Kerr (AUS), 29Young was joi
BELLS BEACH, Victoria/AUS (Monday, April 1, 2013) Carissa Moore (HAW). - Pristine three-to-five foot (1 - 1.5 metre) waves rolled through the aquatic amphitheater of Bells Beach today as the world's best surfers battled through three electric rounds of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach presented by Ford..Stop No. 2 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach recommences the hunt for this year's world surfing crown and the unprecedented array of...
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