Payne is lone Maui surfer remaining in Hawaiian Pro

November 18, 2012
The Maui News

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Dusty Payne of Lahaina advanced through his first heat of this year’s Reef Hawaiian Pro, and was the only surfer from Maui remaining after competition on Oahu’s North Shore concluded Saturday.

Payne, who received a bye into the third round of the opening event in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, finished second to Brazil’s Willian Cardoso in a close heat – the four competitors were separated by 0.68 points. Cardoso finished with a 10.74, and Payne had a 10.43. Australia’s Adrian Buchan was third with a 10.33, and Brazil’s Alex Ribeiro had a 10.06.

Payne’s top wave, caught near the end of the heat, earned 6.20 points.

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Jim Caldwell
Redondo Beach


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Jim Caldwell has over 26 years of experience in the public safety sector in occupations ranging from professional ski patrol, and ocean lifeguard to firefighter. Jim has worked for the Redondo Beach Fire Department for the last 22 years holding successively higher positions of responsibility. For the last six years, Jim has held the rank of Engineer with responsibility for driving and operating the Department’s Engines and Tillered Aerial Ladder Truck. Throughout his career, he has shown a dedication not only to public safety but also community service.
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