Winds lie down, ladies step up

Fitzgibbons and Hareb shine as favorites advance at Taranaki, New Zealand

Updated: April 30, 2011, 10:36 AM ET
By Mary Buckheit | ESPN Action Sports

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A cool $100,000 is up for grabs this week at the Subaru Pro TSB Bank Women's Surf Festival in Taranaki, New Zealand as the competition continues in the ASP's third of seven stops in 2011.

The contest, which was set to kick off on Wednesday, was pushed to Thursday due to gale-force winds. Competition remained delayed in the morning, but round one eventually got underway in knee-to-waist-high surf with favorable conditions.

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