CHIKO Alley Classic
ASP 1-Star Event
26 - 27 April, 2014
QCC set for kick off with Chiko Alley Classic
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 25 April, 2014 - Along with another festive three day week end, the opening event to the 2014 Queensland Championship Circuit (QCC), the Chiko Alley Classic, will kick off this weekend at Currumbin Alley. With a $20,000 event series prize pool up for grabs; this weekend will inevitably see Queensland’s elite professional and amateur surfers throw on a rashy for their chance to take home a portion of the prize.
In addition to the hefty prize pool, Surfing Queensland have partnered up with Bruce Lynton Land Rover to introduce the new, ‘Bruce Lynton Land Rover Boost Winner’ which will see athletes take to the skies, performing their best aerial manoeuvres. With a $1000 prize up for grabs, rest assured spectators are set for two days of guaranteed entertainment.
Lincoln Taylor (North Stradbroke Island, QLD) took out the 2012 Chiko Alley Classic and will undoubtedly be aiming to reclaim his title after finishing his 2013 Alley Classic campaign with a loss in the quarterfinals.
Furthermore, spectators are excited to see the 2012 World Junior Champion, Jack Freestone (Coolangatta, QLD) rip through one of his favourite local breaks in a bid to qualify for a position in the Queensland’s Open Men State Surfing Team plus a chance to finish in to the series’ top two ranked surfers who will compete against the world’s best surfers at the trials for the 2015 ASP World Tour’s first event, the Quiksilver Pro, which certainly raises the stakes to the blockbuster Alley showdown.
Forecasts predict clean 1m waves with offshore winds, giving athletes and event official’s a promising start to the QCC series.
“Surfing Queensland has been keeping a close eye on this weekend’s swell forecast and at this stage it looks like we might be in for some good, mid-sized waves at the Alley,” said Surfing Queensland Events Manager, Adam Yates.
“Part of the prestige of the QCC is seeing the State’s best surfers in the best waves, and the way this weekend’s field is shaping up, as well as the opportunity to utilise the Alley will be a highlight of the 2013 series,” he added.
The QCC Series
CHIKO Alley Classic:May 11-12 3-Star / $6,000
CHIKO Sunshine Coast Pro: May 25-26 3-Star / $6,000
CHIKO Burleigh Classic: June 15-16 4-Star / $8,000