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19 December, 2014 - Fisheries officers are trying to catch a tagged great white shark in Warnbro Sound after it was been deemed an imminent risk to public safety. In a statement released this afternoon, Fisheries said it had “sent vessels to investigate” and deployed drum lines after the shark had come within 1km of the shore of consecutive days. Beaches in the area around Warnbro Sound have been closed and authorities have urged people to show “increased caution” if entering the water there. The decision comes despite the fact the shark was only fitted an internal tag during the past two years.
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19 December, 2014 - TEAM: Surf Hardware International (SHI) announces former ASP World Tour professional surfer and 2005 XXL Biggest Wave Champion Brad Gerlach has joined the FCS Ambassador team. ‘Gerr’, as he’s known around the world, was a dominant figure in professional surfing during the late eighties/early nineties, winning several ASP events, and at one point finished runner up to Damien Hardman in the 1991 World Title race.
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19 December, 2014 - PIPE-MASTERS: It's the third gem of the Triple Crown of Surfing, the Billabong Pipe Masters. It's also a point of contention between local surfers and the Association of Surfing Professionals. "There's no respect for the law, no respect for the judge, no respect for the surfers, no respect for the people" said Stacy Moniz, director of Hui O He'e Nalu, commonly known as Da Hui. Moniz and others have taken the ASP to court over the format of the Pipe Masters. The three and two man heats, he claims, are in violation of a City and County of Honolulu law that states surf contests must have four person heats.
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19 December, 2014 - GROMS: With an unexpected increase in swell on the fifth and final day of the Rip Curl Grom Search Presented by Posca, competitors were met with glassy 2-3ft conditions at Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast. Front runners from the 12 and under girls were first to kick things off with Zahli Kelly (Wooloowin, QLD), Lily O’Sullivan (Currumbin, QLD), Holly Williams (Buddina, QLD) and Raya Campbell (Coolangatta, QLD) instigating the first final.
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19 December, 2014 - MAGAZINES: Santa has come early for NZ surfers in the form of the latest NZ Surfing Mag. Not only have we slaved away behind the scenes to bring you this publication in time for some holiday inspiration, we also had a word to Hughey and Tangaroa and organised some much needed surf for both coasts.
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19 December, 2014 - ASP: Gabriel Medina, 20, made history today, becoming the first Brazilian to claim the prestigious ASP World Title, besting an international field of world-class athletes on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT). The young Brazilian secured his remarkable world surfing crown at the final stop of the season, the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons on Oahu’s North Shore.
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19 December, 2014 - ASP CT: AustralianJulian Wilson has won both the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons, and the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing after defeating World Champion elect Gabriel Medina (BRA) in the closest Pipe Final on record. The victory marks his only win of the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) and his second CT win of his career. He pocketed $100,000 for the event win and a bonus $50,000 for the Triple Crown series.

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