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MAJOR UPSET IN WORLD SURFING TOUR EVENT

MAJOR UPSET IN WORLD SURFING TOUR EVENT

There’s been a major upset at the World Surfing Tour event on the Gold Coast, with Brazilian rookie Italo Ferreira eliminating 11-time world champion Kelly Slater.

The first heat of round three got underway in small waves at Snapper Rocks this morning.

The 20-year-old blitzed his competition, posting a combined score of 13.00, depsite only catching four waves.

Slater managed a score of 8.77.

Meanwhile Central Coast surfer Matt Wilkinson and Port Macquarie’s Matt Banting will also compete in round three today.

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Renee Fedder is a journalist and web producer for NBN News in Newcastle. She has worked for the company for the past three years, since completing a Bachelor of Communication at the University of Newcastle.

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