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Malia Manuel of Hawaii relished the powerful solid waves at Dee Why Point in Sydney Australia today winning her round three heat to advance to the quarter finals.

Image Credit: © ASP/Robertson
Friday April 20 2012

Malia Manuel of Hawaii relished the powerful solid waves at Dee Why Point in Sydney Australia today winning her round three heat to advance to the quarter finals. Manuel scored an excellent 8.25 on this ride to defeat current world number 1 ranked surfer Stephanie Gilmore of Australia.

Manuel advanced to tomorrow's quarter finals while Gilmore goes to round four.

About the Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic at Dee Why Point, Sydney -

Watch it live via webcast at - www.beachleyclassic.com

It's the fourth stop of seven events on the elite Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Women's World Championship Tour which decides the world champion for 2012.

The current World Champion is Carissa Moore (Hawaii)

Defending event champion is also Carissa Moore (Hawaii)

The number one seed is Stephanie Gilmore (Australia)

Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic Back On At Dee Why

DEE WHY, Sydney NSW/AUS (Friday, April 20, 2012) – The 2012 Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic is back on at Sydney's Dee Why beach today. The stormy conditions that we've seen over the past few days are starting to clean up, with clean six foot (2 meter) surf on the beach and the point.

Stop No. 4 of 7 on the 2012 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour, the Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic run by seven-time ASP Women’s World Champion Layne Beachley is one of the most exciting stops on tour, with the world's best female surfers competing in Australia's biggest city.

“The direction of the swell has gone a little more east,” Beachley said. "That's favourable for Dee Why point and the beach break. We've got an increase in swell of a couple of feet, I'd say it's six-to-seven feet. There's a lot of water moving which is really challenging for the girls and they'll have to decide where they surf, either the beach or the point. We're powering through and Round 2 and 3, with Round 4 on hold and the possibility of running the Nikon Expression Session."

More info www.ASPWorldTour.com

REMAINING COMMONWEALTH BANK BEACHLEY CLASSIC ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
HEAT 3: Laura Enever (AUS) vs. Nikki Van Dijk (AUS)
HEAT 4: Paige Hareb (NZL) vs. Justine Dupont (FRA)
HEAT 5: Sofia Mulanovich (PER) vs. Jacqueline Silva (BRA)
HEAT 6: Sarah Mason (NZL) vs. Rebecca Woods (AUS)

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