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Day 1 of Puerto Rico's pro season starts strong

Hector Santamaria © APSPR/Angelo Cordero



Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit Event #1

Middles, Isabela Puerto Rico 
11 - 12 November 2013

Strong Surf Delivers High Action for Day 1 at Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 9 November, 2013 - Middles, Isabela Puerto Rico - The 24th edition of the  Corona Extra Pro Circuit at Middles Beach in Isabela, Puerto Rico completed three rounds of men in strong 6 to 8 foot surf. The first round competed in glassy conditions that provided for plenty of scoring potential and lots of entertainment for the crowd.

Trade winds picked up throughout the day causing competitors to endure a strenuous paddle out and unpredictable sets. The Middles bowl even claimed a few broken boards.

Asher Nolan (Florida), Cody Thompson (Florida), Marley Puglielli (PR), Jonah Carter (US), Roger Torres (PR), and Ricardo Lucke (PR) all fought their way through three rounds of powerful surf today to see themselves into the Round of 16.

The surfers put on a committed display of versatile maneuvers.  The crowd witnessed strong turns, barrels, and aerials all in one action packed day.

The highest wave of the day, an 8.5, was awarded to Asher Nolan (Florida), Magnum Martinez (Venezuela), and seeded surfer Alejandro Moreda (PR); whom also took the top heat average of the day with a combined total of 16.10. Other standout performances were seen by Gabriel Escudero (PR) with the second highest heat total of a 15.44 and the number one seeded local Brian Toth (PR).

Tomorrow, the final day, promises to continue displaying a high level of surfing in good wave conditions. The day will start with the Round 1 and 2 of the Women and then continue into the Men. You can look forward to highly competitive heats as the divisions progress into the man on man format.

The surfers are competing for a total purse of $37,000, divided into $25,000 for the Men and $12,000 for the Women. The winner of the Men's will take home $10,000. The Women's champion will receive $5,000. As well as valuable points in the three contest series to be crowned 2014 APSPR Champion.

The generous sponsors of the Corona Extra Pro Circuit are: Corona Extra, Corona Light, Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Wapa TV, APSPR, Hang Loose Surf Shop, Werner Vega Surfboards, Alfa Rock, n-punto, Jose Cuervo, El Nuevo Día, and Rad TV.

Werner Vega

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