WQS Update With Al Hunt

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The 2008 Women's ASP WQS is off and running with Sally Fitzgibbons (pictured above), the recently-crowned ASP World Junior Champion, taking out the ASP WQS 6-Star Roxy Pro at Phillip Island in Victoria, Australia.

There was excellent surf all week for the Roxy Surf Festival that included not only the ASP WQS 6-Star, but an ASP Pro Junior and Longboard event as well.

Sally also took out the ASP Pro Junior event while Jennifer Smith, reigning ASP Women's World Longboard Champion notched up another longboard title.

Three divisions and all won by ASP World Champions. Roxy must be happy.

While the girls were in Phillip Island, the boys were up north on the Gold Coast for the Hurley Burleigh Pro Junior at Burleigh Heads, where they also scored great waves. Tamaroa McComb, who recently moved to the Gold Coast from Tahiti claimed that title with an outstanding display of surfing.

The waiting period for the ASP WQS 3-Star Monster Pro at Pipeline in Hawaii starts today, with all the local pipe hotshots looking for great surf along with the Irons brothers, Roy Powers, Fred Patacchia and Pancho Sullivan topping the names on the entry list.

The Monster Pro event has a field of 136 surfers with just over 50% from Hawaii all hoping for a high finish as the Billabong Pipeline Masters Men's Tour event in December sends local seeds selected from these results.

Hopefully the Monster event will run next week so I have something to report on, if not then we can talk about my pet rock collection or something of the like.

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