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Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro 2008HANG LOOSE SANTA CATARINA PRO 2008

WCT Event #10
October 28 - November 5, 2008
Imbituba, Brazil

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Bede Durbidge Wins The Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008: Bede Durbidge (AUS), 25, claimed his third ASP World Tour career win with a victory at the Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro in Imbituba, Brazil, today. Durbidge beat France’s Jeremy Flores 17.76 to 9.86. More Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro Final Results, Photos and Videos on Pro Surfing.com


COORDINATES: 27º25’ S, 48º30’ W



ATTITUDE: The Brazilians are rabid surfing fanatics. Everyone from capoeira instructors to frothing junior champions prowl the line-ups. The punchy beachbreaks boasted by the region offer opportune playgrounds for the light-footed aerial specialists on tour.

THE WAVE: Brazil’s best beachbreaks, Joaquina and Imbituba, are generally smaller and shorter waves, but they can get powerful and hollow when it pumps.

PERKS: Brazilian-cut bathing suit bottoms and caipirinha cocktailos – need we say more?

PERILS: Again, Brazilian-cut bathing suit bottoms and caipirinhas cocktailos – need we say more?

APRES SURF: Brazilians are renowned for their nightlife, spend some time in Brazil and you’ll know why. Things don’t get well and truly underway until the early hours of the morning though, pre-party with energy drinks.

ASP WORLD TOUR HISTORY: Brazil has played host to many an ASP tour event over the past 30 years. Former contest sites include Rio de Janeiro, Barra de Tijuca and Saquarema, but the past four years have seen the tour set up shop in Florianopolis.

NOTABLE: Falling towards the end of the tour, the past few years have seen several ASP world champions crowned in Brazil. In 2004 it was Andy Irons, in 2005 is was Kelly Slater (who had his 2006 ASP World Title already stitched up by Brazil). Last season, mighty Mick Fanning sewed up his first ASP World Title in Brazil, bringing the coveted cup back to the Aussies for the first time since Occy did it back in ’99.

2007: Mick Fanning (AUS)
2006: Mick Fanning (AUS)
2005: Damien Hobgood (USA)
2004: Taj Burrow (AUS)
2003: Kelly Slater (USA)
HANG LOOSE SANTA CATARINA PRO 2007 Nova Schin Brazil 2006 Nova Schin Brazil 2005 Nova Schin Brazil 2004 Nova Schin Brazil 2003

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Mens's Division

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast
Feb 27-Mar 10, Gold Coast Qld-Australia
Rip Curl Pro Bells
March 30 -April 10, Bells Beach Victoria-Australia
Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro
April 23-May 2, Santa Catarina Brazil
Billabong Pro J-Bay
Jly 15-25, Jeffreys Bay South Africa
Billabong Pro Teahupoo
Aug 23 - Sept 3, Teahupoo Taiarapu-Tahiti
Hurley Pro Trestles
Sep 12-21, Trestles California-USA
Quiksilver Pro France
Sep 25-Oct 5, South West Coast France
Rip Curl Pro
Oct 7-18, Peniche, Portugal
Rip Curl Pro Search
Oct 30-Nov. 10 - Somewhere?
Billabong Pipeline Masters
Dec 8-20, Banzai Pipeline Oahu-Hawaii

Women's Division

Roxy Pro Gold Coast
Feb 27-Mar 10, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells
Mar 30-April 10, Bells Beach Victoria, Australia
TSB Bank Women's Surf Festival
Apr 11-16 Taranaki – New Zealand
Commonwealth Bank Beachly Classic
Apr 21-26, Dee Why,Northern Beaches, NSW-Australia
Movistar Peru Classic presented by Rip Curl
June 8-13, Lobitos-Peru
Rip Curl Pro
Oct 7-11, Peniche-Portugal
Rip Curl Search
Oct 30-Nov 4, Somewhere
Gidget Pro
Nov 24-Dec 6, Sunset Beach Oahu, Hawaii
Billabong Pro Maui
Dec 8-20 Honolua Bay, Maui, Hawaii

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