Round one underway at Bells Beach
Slater, Parkinson, and Fanning shine in dreary, pumping surf
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In an eerie half-light that hung over Bells Beach yesterday, the 50th anniversary of competitive surfing at this storied venue got underway in the traditional manner: with the opening strains of AC/DC's "Hell's Bells" echoing off the sandstone cliffs. With the swell in the solid six-to-eight foot range at first light, the chiming of the bell may well have sent shivers down a few spines.
Some of today's surfing was equally ...
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