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Bobby Martinez of Santa Barbara, California.

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Bobby Martinez of Santa Barbara, California.


Bobby Martinez Advances in Billabong Rio Pro


Bobby Martinez of Santa Barbara, California, USA (pictured) narrowly edged- out Australia Matt Wilkinson to advance into Round 3 of the Billabong Rio Pro in Brasil on Wednesday May 18, 2011.

Martinez will face 10X ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA) in the next round.

The Billabong Rio Pro is event Stop No. 3 of 11 on the men’s ASP World Title Tour featuring the World’s Top 33 surfers plus one wildcard. Running in conjunction with the Billabong Rio Pro is stop No. 5 of 7 on the ASP Women’s World Tour featuring the ASP Top 17 women.

The men’s Billabong Rio Pro holds a waiting period from May 11 through 22 while women’s from May 12 - 16 and is webcast LIVE via http://www.billabongpro.com

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