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WILKO DOWNS FEBRUARY TO MARCH ON

Meanwhile, Copacabana’s Matt Wilkinson is through to Round Three at J-Bay, but not before some nervous moments against Michael February. An opening 6.17 was bettered by the local wildcard, before the World ratings leader posted a 6.93 to secure a narrow victory. While he’s keen to be the first goofy footer since 1984 to win the event, he believes Mick Fanning is the man to beat. Avoca’s Ace Buchan is due to surf against Joan Duru when the contest resumes. (Image Courtesy of WSL Kelly Cestari)    

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ACE RIPPING IN RIO

Central Coast pair Adrian Buchan and Matt Wilkinson are still in contention in Rio. Wilkinson will face Kanoa Igarashi in Round five, while Ace advanced directly to the Quarter-finals. (Image Courtesy – WSL / Damien Poullenot)

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FLORES DOWNS ACE IN EPIC

Avoca’s Ace Buchan has been eliminated from the Quiksilver Pro on the Gold Coast in what’s been described as the heat of the contest so far. He went down against Jeremy Flores, who claimed victory by zero point three. But the Frenchman, couldn’t replicate the feat against Matt Wilkinson; the reigning champ triumphant 15.1 to 14.6    

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KING BEATS ACE AT JBAY

Avoca surfer Adrian Buchan has been eliminated from the J-Bay Open in South Africa; going down to 11 times-World Champion Kelly Slater. Ratings leader Matt Wilkinson is set to surf against Brazilian Alejo Muniz in Round Three, with officials delaying today’s start due to small conditions. (Image courtesy of WSL)  

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HISTORIC DAY FOR CENTRAL COAST SPORT

It was one of the greatest days in the history of Central Coast sport, with Matt Wilkinson and Adrian Buchan clashing in the Semis at the Fiji Pro. Despite going down in the final, Wilkinson remains number one, while Buchan has climbed a whopping eight places on the World Tour rankings. (Image courtesy WSL / Ed Sloane)

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WILKO MAKES PERFECT START AT MARGIES

Matt Wilkinson’s dream run on the World Tour has continued with a win over Stuart Kennedy and Dusty Payne in his opening round heat at Margaret River. The only disappointment was a buckle in his new board. Avoca’s Adrian Buchan is due to surf in heat 11 of the event.   ( Image Courtesy WSL / Kelly Cestari)

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