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Manuel Beats Hareb To Win Supergirl Pro Surfing Contest

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Hawaian Malia Manuel surfs during the first day of the ASP women world tour Billabong Rio Pro 2013 at Barra de Tijuca beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 10 , 2013. AFP PHOTO/CHRISTOPHE SIMON (credit: CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

Hawaian Malia Manuel surfs during the first day of the ASP women world tour Billabong Rio Pro 2013 at Barra de Tijuca beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 10 , 2013. AFP PHOTO/CHRISTOPHE SIMON (credit: CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

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OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Malia Manuel of Wailua, Hawaii, beat Paige Hareb of New Zealand in the finals Sunday at the Oceanside Pier to win the Ford Supergirl Pro, the world’s largest all-women’s surf contest.

Manuel, a three-time runner-up, won $8,000 from the $40,000 purse. She had the top scores in each round while progressing to the final.

Bethany Hamilton, who lost her left arm in a shark attack in 2003, was eliminated in the round of 12.

The three-day contest, produced by ASA Entertainment, drew a field of 96. It is the only ASP 6-Star competition in North America.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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