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Mitch Crews & Sarah Mason win Snapper wildcards

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Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast
Presented by
Land Rover

Roxy Pro Gold Coast
Presented by Land Rover

ASP World Title Event No. 1 of 11
ASP Women’s World Title Event No. 1 of
7
Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast Australia
26 February - 9 March 2010


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Mitch Crews and Sarah Mason Claim Wildcards into Quiksilver and Roxy
Pros

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 25 February, 2011 : - - Gold
Coast -- Currumbing surfer Mitch Crews, AUS, 20, and Kiwi Sarah Mason, NZL, 15,
will line up against the world’s best after posting emphatic Quiksilver Trials
and Roxy Trials wins respectively to claim wildcards into the opening event of
the  2011 ASP World Title at Snapper Rocks today.

On a day of high
scores and perfect waves at the famous Gold Coast point break, Crews surged
through the 16-man Quiksliver Trials field, taking out the high class final. The
reigning Australasian Pro Junior champion posted a combined two-wave score of
14.20 to defeat Frenchman Marc Lacomare (11.84) and former ASP World Tour
surfers Dean Morrison (9.17) and Tom Whitaker (7.67).

“I am so pumped,''
Crews said. “It was really slow at the start because the tide started filling
in. Halfway through the heat I thought it is going to be real slow so I might as
well get busy. I just picked off a couple insiders and I got that one insider
that gave me a couple turns and I was just super pumped after that.''

The
Gold Coast surfer, who recently finished equal fourth for the World Pro Junior
title, will now face South African Jordy Smith and American Pat Gudauskas in the
opening round of the Quiksilver Pro presented by Land Rover, the first ASP World
Title event of the year. “Jordy is an amazing surfer,'' Crews said.


 


 



 




“He is one of the best in the world. But the way I am
looking at it now is these are the guys I want to surf against and have to surf
against if I want to be a professional surfer. I am just going to do my best and
have a go.'' Equally devastating in the Roxy Trials was pint-sized Mason, who
has now booked her ticket for a showdown with four-time world champion Stephanie
Gilmore, AUS.

Mason clocked a combined two-wave score of 14.16 to defeat
South African Sarah Baum (11.90), Coolangatta surfer Brodie Doyle (11.50) and
South African Bianca Buitendag (10.67). “I had quite a lot of confidence because
in my previous heats I got some quite good scores, so I just wanted to go out
there and catch the waves and get the scores to win,’’ she said.

 In
the battle of the groms, WA surfing prodigy Jack Robinson outclassed Mitch
Parkinson (Coolangatta), Mikey Wright (Lennox Head) and Eli Steele (Sunshine
Coast) to win the Quiksilver King of the Groms final. Contest organisers are
expected to proceed with either the men’s and women’s competition tomorrow with
favourable conditions and a small easterly swell predicted.

The
Quiksilver Pro is presented by Land Rover and proudly supported by Events QLD,
Corona, Olympus, Telstra, Nature Valley Muesli bars, Lipton Ice Tea, Red Bull,
Sharpie, Suncorp, GCCC (Gold Coast City Council), CSGC (connecting southern Gold
Coast), Gold Coast Airport, Pages, Coastalwatch, RBSLSC (Rainbow Bay Surf Life
Saving Club) and ASP International.

The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast
presented by Land Rover will feature the world's best surfers from February 26
through March 9, 2011 and will be webcast LIVE via quiksilverpro.com.au. The
Roxy Pro presented by Land Rover will run in conjunction with the Quiksilver Pro
Gold Coast. For more information, log onto
aspworldtour.com
 
The event will also be broadcast LIVE on
free-to-air with One HD.
 
Quiksilver Pro Trials
Results:
1 Mitch Crews (AUS) 14.20
2 Marc Lacomare (FRA)
11.84
3 Dean Morrison (AUS) 9.17
4 Tom Whittaker (AUS)
7.67
 
Roxy Pro Trials Results:
1 Sarah Mason
(NZL) 14.16
2 Sarah Baum (ZAF) 11.90
3 Brodie Doyle (AUS) 11.50
4
Bianca Buttendag 10.67
 
KOG Results:
1 Jack
Robinson
2 Mitch Parkinson
3 Mikey Wright
4 Eli Steele


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QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST ROUND
1:
Heat 1: Adrian Buchan (AUS), Heitor Alves (BRA), Julian Wilson
(AUS)
Heat 2: Bede Durbidge (AUS), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Gabe Kling
(USA)
Heat 3: Mick Fanning (AUS), Bobby Martinez (USA), Cory Lopez
(USA)
Heat 4: Taj Burrow (AUS), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), Raoni Monteiro
(BRA)
Heat 5: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Patrick Gudauskas (USA), Mitch Crews
(AUS)
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA), Kai Otton (AUS), Matt Banting (AUS)
Heat
7: Owen Wright (AUS), Taylor Knox (USA), Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 8: Jeremy
Flores (FRA), Brett Simpson (USA), Josh Kerr (AUS)
Heat 9: Adriano de Souza
(BRA), Joel Parkinson (AUS), Alejo Muniz (BRA)
Heat 10: Michel Bourez (PYF),
C.J. Hobgood (USA), Daniel Ross (AUS)
Heat 11: Chris Davidson (AUS), Kieren
Perrow (AUS), Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 12: Jadson Andre (BRA), Damien Hobgood
(USA), Tiago Pires (PRT)

ROXY PRO GOLD COAST ROUND
1:
Heat 1: Sofia Mulanovich (PER), Paige Hareb (NZL), Jacqueline
Silva (BRA)
Heat 2: Silvana Lima (BRA), Rebecca Woods (AUS), Pauline Ado
(FRA)
Heat 3: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Tyler Wright (AUS), TBA
Heat 4:
Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Laura Enever (AUS), Claire Bevilacqua (AUS)
Heat 5:
Carissa Moore (HAW), Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS), Alana Blanchard (HAW)
Heat 6:
Chelsea Hedges (AUS), Coco Ho (HAW), Courtney Conlogue (USA)


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