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More coverage of Cory on the Globe Inlet Pro. News from the Belleair Bee ....
Cory Lopez wins Globe Inlet Pro over Kelly Slater ...
"Cory is definitely one of the best in the world."
6 Time World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater on his opponent Cory Lopez (Indian Rocks Beach) who got the best of their last two encounters by beating Kelly in the Semi-Finals of the Pipe Masters event last month (Dec.'04) in Hawaii and winning the better side of their recent competitive exchange, Thursday (Jan. 6) when the two Surfers met in the final of the Globe Sebastian Inlet Pro, Indian River, Florida. The Globe Sebastian Inlet Pro is the first event on the 2005 ASP World Tour schedule and the single highest rated World Qualifying event (3 Star WQS) to ever be staged in Florida Waters - returning major league surfing to Florida after almost a 12 year hiatus. Slater quote recorded following the 'Final' of the Globe Sebastian Inlet Pro, Thursday January 6th, 2005.

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