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[4 Dec 2008 | 2 Comments | ]
Roxy Pro Hawaii Surf Competition Begins in Oahu, Hawaii

The Roxy Pro Hawaii got underway yesterday at Sunset Beach on the North Shore of Oahu, with 6 to 8 foot waves and great conditions for the first day of the women’s competition. Stop No. 7 of 8 on the 2008 ASP Women’s World Tour, the Roxy Pro Hawaii at Sunset Beach also marks the second event of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and the solid surf at the infamous break saw Hawaiians and big-wave specialists dominating the competition. With the 2008 Women’s World Tour Champion still undecided, the Roxy Pro Hawaii is a critical contest, with Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) holding a slight ratings lead over Roxy pro-surfer Sofia Mulanovich (PER) and Layne Beachley (AUS) before the start of the competition.