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In Photos: Ripping waves at the Queen of the Peak surf contest

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Competitors make their way into the ocean off of Cox Beach in Tofino during the semi-final round of the long board competition during the fourth annual Queen of the Peak surf contest October 6, 2013.

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Sarah Taylor gets tossed off her board at Cox Beach in Tofino during the second round in the fourth annual Queen of the Peak surf competition October 5, 2013. Sarah Taylor who won last years contest placed second this year.

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Hanna Scott battles the wind and spray off of Cox Beach in Tofino during the second round in the fourth annual Queen of the Peak surf competition October 5, 2013. Hanna Scott who won the competition in 2011 failed to make it to the final round.

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Spectators brave the elements on Cox Beach in Tofino during the first day competition in the fourth annual Queen of the Peak surf contest October 5, 2013.

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Spectators battle the elements on Cox Beach in Tofino during the first day competition in the fourth annual Queen of the Peak surf contest October 5, 2013.

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Matea Olin ,10, from Tofino scored a perfect 10 in the semi final and went on to win Princess Of the Peak at the fourth annual Queen of the Peak surf competition in Tofino, October 6, 2013.

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Supporters of surfer Leah Oke from Port Renfrew cheer her on as she completes off of Cox Beach in Tofino during the second round in the fourth annual Queen of the Peak surf competition October 5, 2013. Leah Oke placed third in the short board and first in the long board competition.

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Jenna Balestar from California during the semi-final round of the fourth annual Queen of the Peak surf competition on Cox Beach in Tofino, October 6, 2013.

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Jenna Balestar from California during the semi-final round of the fourth annual Queen of the Peak surf competition on Cox Beach in Tofino, October 6, 2013.

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A photographer captures the surf action off of Cox Beach in Tofino during the semi-final round of the fourth annual Queen of the Peak surf competition October 6, 2013.

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Leah Oke from Port Renfrew completes a turn off of Cox Beach in Tofino during the semi-final round of the fourth annual Queen of the Peak surf competition October 6, 2013.

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Hanna Scott makes a turn as she surfs past a Canadian Coast Guard vessel off of Cox Beach in Tofino during the semi-final round of the fourth annual Queen of the Peak surf competition October 6, 2013.

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Two Surf Sisters, Lauren Aikins and Kate Prothero from Tofino competitors in the longboard competition are carried across the Cox Beach in Tofino after competing in the semi-final round of the fourth annual Queen of the Peak surf competition October 6, 2013.

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