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Smaller crowd, same great surf

Hurricane Leslie delivers for Quiksilver Unsound "Right Coast Cup."

Originally Published: September 5, 2012
By Jon Coen | ESPN.com

What a difference a year makes.

Anyone remember droves of folks spilling out of New York City to see the best in the world electrify an East Coast beachbreak last September? Every major news outlet was buzzing around the Quik New York Pro. There were celebs, hob-nobbers, and a Nubster fin. Quiksilver had the five-star Allegria Hotel completely booked for half a month. And if a surfer like Florida's Blake Jones came up to watch the excitement, he would have been sleeping ...

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