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NO PIPE DREAM FOR ACE AND WILKO

Its been a disappointing day for Central Coast surfers at the Pipeline Masters. Adrian Buchan went down to 2010 champ Jeremy Flores, while Matt Wilkinson’s season is also over – losing a close one against Brazilian Ian Gouveia. (Image courtesy WSL / Kelly Cestari)

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MACY’S WORLD TOUR DREAM WELL IN REACH

Macy Callaghan is one win away from her world tour dream, after blitzing her round six heat at the season-ending Port Stephens Pro. The 17-year-old almost doubled her opponents total score, to progress through to the quarter finals. She needed at least a 5th place finish to put herself in the frame for next year’s tour… But could well post a result beyond that. (VISION ONLY)

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WILKO AND BUCHAN BOTH OUT IN FRANCE

Matt Wilkinson’s poor tour performance continued overnight, bowing out of the Quicksilver Pro in Round Three. His top score a 7 point 7, but a broken board at the end of the heat lost him critical time. This is the third finish at 25th place for Wilkinson…his world title contention slipping further out of reach. Meanwhile, Avoca’s Adrian Buchan was also knocked out in Round Three, losing his lead in the final minute. (NO AUDIO)

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PHILIPPA ANDERSON INTO ROUND FIVE AT QS 6000 IN MEXICO

Merewether surfer Philippa Anderson has stormed into round five at the Los Cabos Open in Mexico. Seeded straight into round four, her first wave earned the highest score of the heat. “That was the best turn of the wave right at the end and that’s going to be a pretty decent score.” Anderson backed up the 7.8 with a 6.9 to easily claim the win. She’ll face Gold Coaster Ellie Brooks in the next round, who beat her in the Surfest final in 2015.

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PHILIPPA ANDERSON INTO QUARTER FINALS IN JAPAN

Merewether’s Philippa Anderson has scraped into the quarter finals of the 3,000-point Qualifying Series event in Japan. Anderson survived a tense finish to grab second in round three, after winning round two with her last wave. “Yeah I didn’t actually know I’d won until I got in here so that’s good to know at the end if I need a score I can get it and move to the lead. If I got knocked out it would’ve been ok. I’m fortunate to come to a country like this. It’s beautiful.”

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GREAT START FOR BAKER AT QS 6000 IN JAPAN

Merewether surfer Jackson Baker is off to a great start at the 6000-point Qualifying Series event in Japan. The 20-year-old managed a 6.93 on his opening wave, then waited more than 10 minutes to add to his total. “Jackson Baker in red, this is his second wave score, three belts, a back up score on a smaller wave.” Baker would catch just three waves, but that was enough in the small, inconsistent conditions, to win the heat. “I always seem to do good in Japan and I just have a rhythm and feel quite at home so I’m relaxed so to get a good heat win out of the way and a couple of good scores it feels good.”

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