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July 23, 2000 | DAN ARRITT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Layne Beachley won the elleven Pro Saturday at Huntington Beach, producing the top heat score of the four-day event in the semifinals and then pounding fellow Australian Melanie Redman in the final. Beachley, the two-time defending world champion on the women's Assn. of Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour, came into the event without her No. 1 ranking for the first time in more than 15 months.
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February 23, 2007 | Pete Thomas
Kelly Slater last season won his eighth world title. Layne Beachley won her seventh and hopes to match her male counterpart before retiring from competitive surfing. "We're like brother and sister," Beachley said. "We constantly push each other and motivate each other and I rely on him for advice, and it's nice to know that he's always willing to provide it." That advice may have been just to relax and have fun.
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July 23, 2000 | DAN ARRITT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rock bottom is usually a long way from the top, but Layne Beachley managed to claw herself out within days. Beachley easily won the elleven Pro Saturday at Huntington Beach, producing the top heat score of the four-day event in the semifinals before pounding fellow Australian Melanie Redman in the finals. Beachley, the two-time defending world champion on the women's Assn. of Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour, came into the event without her No.
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October 7, 2005 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
One is from Australia, the other from Peru. One is a natural, her moves powerful and flowing; the other more a technician, her moves learned and polished. Chelsea Georgeson was the new-age surfer many believed would end the dominance of Layne Beachley, another Australian, who won six consecutive world titles from 1998 to 2003. But then came the 5-foot-3 Sofia Mulanovich, who won the world title last year and became famous beyond her dreams.
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August 4, 1996 | ERIK HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Australian Layne Beachley made a point to reach California about a week before the start of the AirTouch Pro Surfing Championships. "I wanted to get some new boards," she said, "and get a feel for the surf." Her advance work paid off Saturday as she won the women's division of the event. Beachley finished with 29.77 points, handily beating runner-up and fellow Australian Kyle Webb (27.33).
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October 7, 2005 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
One is from Australia, the other from Peru. One is a natural, her moves powerful and flowing; the other more a technician, her moves learned and polished. Chelsea Georgeson was the new-age surfer many believed would end the dominance of Layne Beachley, another Australian, who won six consecutive world titles from 1998 to 2003. But then came the 5-foot-3 Sofia Mulanovich, who won the world title last year and became famous beyond her dreams.
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February 23, 2007 | Pete Thomas
Kelly Slater last season won his eighth world title. Layne Beachley won her seventh and hopes to match her male counterpart before retiring from competitive surfing. "We're like brother and sister," Beachley said. "We constantly push each other and motivate each other and I rely on him for advice, and it's nice to know that he's always willing to provide it." That advice may have been just to relax and have fun.
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April 26, 1999
* What: Body Glove Surfbout XII * When: Today-Saturday, May 1; begins 7 a.m. Monday, 8 a.m. all other days * Where: Today at Oceanside North Harbor; other days at Lower Trestles, San Clemente * Basics: Second stop on the 1999 Panasonic ShockWave Tour, the $62,000 Surfbout is California's longest-running uninterrupted pro surfing contest and the first of the summer season. The Assn.
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July 19, 1999
The Shockwave U.S. Open of Surfing begins today on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. The mainland's largest surf contest launches two weeks of surfing in Huntington Beach with the Gotcha Pro proceeding the weeklong event. The contest will showcase more than 700 competitors with competition in men's, women's and junior surfing, bodyboarding and longboarding.
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August 6, 1995 | ERIK HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was the final from Down Under with Australians Neridah Falconer and Layne Beachley facing off for the women's championship at the U.S. Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach. In blown-out, choppy conditions, Falconer started Saturday's final with three big waves to gain the lead. That forced Beachley to paddle madly to catch any wave that might narrow the gap. Though Beachley caught some waves, it was apparent she would not be able to match the results of Falconer, who scored 8.0, 7.50, 7.
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July 23, 2000 | DAN ARRITT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Layne Beachley won the elleven Pro Saturday at Huntington Beach, producing the top heat score of the four-day event in the semifinals and then pounding fellow Australian Melanie Redman in the final. Beachley, the two-time defending world champion on the women's Assn. of Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour, came into the event without her No. 1 ranking for the first time in more than 15 months.
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July 23, 2000 | DAN ARRITT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rock bottom is usually a long way from the top, but Layne Beachley managed to claw herself out within days. Beachley easily won the elleven Pro Saturday at Huntington Beach, producing the top heat score of the four-day event in the semifinals before pounding fellow Australian Melanie Redman in the finals. Beachley, the two-time defending world champion on the women's Assn. of Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour, came into the event without her No.
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August 4, 1996 | ERIK HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Australian Layne Beachley made a point to reach California about a week before the start of the AirTouch Pro Surfing Championships. "I wanted to get some new boards," she said, "and get a feel for the surf." Her advance work paid off Saturday as she won the women's division of the event. Beachley finished with 29.77 points, handily beating runner-up and fellow Australian Kyle Webb (27.33).
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July 22, 2000 | MICHAEL ITAGAKI
Hawaii's Megan Abubo, the top-ranked women's surfer on the Assn. of Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour, was understandably upset after Friday's Round 3 of the elleven Pro at Huntington Beach. That's because fellow Hawaiian Keala Kennelly won their heat and Australia's Pauline Menczer, the 1993 world champion, also outscored Abubo to upend the world's No. 1-ranked surfer and send her to a disappointing ninth-place finish.
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November 21, 2004 | Pete Thomas
Peru's Sofia Mulanovich won her first world surfing championship on Saturday, but she also put an end to the six-year reign of Australia's Layne Beachley and became the first surfer from South America to claim the title. "All I want to do right now is go out with the girls and party," she said in a telephone interview. Mulanovich, 21, was declared champion after finishing second in the Roxy Pro Haleiwa on the North Shore of Oahu.
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