Santa Barbara Westside native Bobby Martinez continued his giant killing on the Association of Surfing Professionals World Surfing Championship Tour last week, taking home first place in the bone-snapping surf of Teahupoo (pronounced cho•pu) in Tahiti. The 23-year-old goofy foot took out several of the best surfers in the world on the way to his first-ever tour win and netted a hefty portion of the $260,000 purse. In this, his rookie campaign, Martinez currently finds himself ranked No. 2 in the world after three events of the 12-event tour. The tour is scheduled to continue in Cloudbreak, Fiji, early next week.
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Originally published 12:00 p.m., May 18, 2006
Updated 12:13 p.m., June 8, 2006
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