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Alves Heitor wins the 2 star WQS Salinas Pro in Ecuador

Salinas Pro

2 Star ASP WQS Mens Event
Playa Punta Carnero,Salinas-Ecuador
25 - 27 March 2005


Alves Heitor wins the Salinas Pro

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 29 March 2005: - - Surf Conditions: offshore winds until noon and side shore winds getting strong for the finals. Wave Size: surf was about 2 to 4 feet both sides with good and fun peaks, very contestable.

Weather Conditions: very tropical weather, sunny, hot and dry. Crowd Size: good crowd for the final day, about 4.000 to 5.000 watching the event at the beach.

Today’s schedule: men’s round 2 Q/F, Semis and Salinas Pro Final

Highlights: best wave scores by André Fagundes (BRA) 9.65 - 8.25 (Q/F); Mike Losness (USA) 8.50 – 8.00 (S/F); Travis Mellen (USA) 7.90 (Q/F). Highest heat score by Andre Fagundes (BRA) 17.90 (Q/F); Mike Losness (USA) 16.50 (S/F).


Day 2 at Salinas Pro in Ecuador

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 28 March 2005: - - Overall Surf Conditions: average to good conditions, 2-4 foot waves very inconsistent. Some waves with good power but the break never gets bigger and/or good as it gets. Despite that surfers had great fun performing good repertoire of modern surfing.

Total Competitors: 32 entries

Estimated total crowd: 3.000 people increasing to 5.000 for the finals during Easter holidays. Media Attendance: local TVs and general media covering the event daily.

Event Summary: despite political problems & event downgrading the Salinas Pro was held in very favorable environment as Ecuador has excellent waves, good hospitality and general public interested in the sport of surfing. Local staff very capable and professional was a great good surprise.


Marcio Farney top scores Day 1 at Salinas Pro in Ecuador

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 27 March 2005: - - Surf Conditions: small & clean conditions with light offshore winds. Wave Size: 1-3 feet rising during the day to 2-4 feet with incoming tide. Weather Conditions: sunny and really hot all day long. Crowd Size: good crowd at the beach estimate about 3.000 people

Today’s schedule: Men’s round 1 (32) with 30 minutes heat and best 2 waves

Highest wave score by Marcio Farney (BRZ) 8.75 and 7.55; Andre Fagundes (BRZ) 8.50 and 8.00; Mike Losness (USA) 8.00; Austin Ware (USA) 7.50. / Best heat scores by Andre Fagundes (BRZ) 16.50; Marcio Farney (BRZ) 16.30; Ryan Helm (USA) 14.25; Austin Ware (USA) 14.15 and Mike Losness (USA) 14.10.

Tomorrows proposed schedule: quarter-finals to the final starting 10:00am

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