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Rip Curl Search Scores Again; Bruce Wins And Announces Retirement

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With his runner-up finish, Freddy P leaves behind a bad start to the year heading into the halfway mark.

Yet again, the Rip Curl Search comp went richter. Yes, richter. Held in a not-so-secret location in Bali, Hawaii’s Bruce Irons picked apart the long and hollow lefts to earn his first win on the world tour (he won the Pipe Masters in 2001 through the trials). It was all slightly ironic that he announced his retirement in May, a few months previous. Though the win boosted him way up the ratings, he said he’d still be packing it up. Oh well, Bruce, the tour will miss ya.

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