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The Ace of Slates,
Have to Wait for Spain

Updated: September 24, 2008, 12:52 PM ET

Wow. It didn't happen.

In a very exciting heat, (it came down to .58 of a point) 26-year-old Australian, Ace Buchan, just upset current tour leader, Kelly Slater at the Quick Pro France.

Had Slates won the heat, he would have clinched his 9th ASP World Title. I think everyone on the beach, in the country of France, and watching the webcast — including those Californians who woke up at 7 am to tune in (I bet Kona's in SD was empty this morning) was pretty much ready to witness ...

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