Quiksilver Saquarema Prime
Presented by Powerade
ASP Prime/South America Surf Series
Praia de Itauna, Saquarema, Brazil
20 - 25 May, 2014
Event will resume on Saturday when a new swell arrives
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 23 May, 2014 - A small swell and strong onshore winds at Itauna Beach have forced officials to call a lay day at the 2014 ASP Quiksilver Saquarema Prime presented by Powerade. Following three complete days of competition, the event will resume on Saturday when a new swell arrives and the athletes will battle it out for U$ 250,000 in prize money and valuable 6,500 points towards the ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) rankings.
Only the top 10 ranked surfers at the end of the year will qualify for the 2015 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT). Being the first Prime event of 2014, action has heated up in the race for qualification. Based on the current rankings, the top positions are held by Adriano de Souza (BRA), Matt Banting (AUS) and Tomas Hermes (BRA) respectively.
Showing signs of improvement, Keanu Asing (HAW), Alex Ribeiro (BRA) and Heitor Alves (BRA) have moved up several positions into the qualification zone. But results are still subject to change following the conclusion of the event with Ricardo Christie (NZL), Perth Standlick (AUS), Chris Ward (USA) and Gony Zubizarreta (ESP) close on their heels.
When competition resumes, local hero Raoni Monteiro (BRA) will face fellow WCT surfer Aritz Aranburu (ESP) in Heat 7 of Round 4. A call is made for 7:30 am (local time) at Itauna Beach for the 2014 ASP Quiksilver Saquarema Prime presented by Powerade.
The 2014 ASP Quiksilver Saquarema Prime presented by Powerade is brought to you by the Brazilian Association of Surfing Professionals (ABRASP) and sponsored by the State of Rio de Janeiro, the City of Saquarema, Powerade, Quiksilver, Peugeot and Barra GR Hygiene and Cleaning and is supported by CCR Via Lagos, the Rio de Janeiro Surf Federation (FESERJ) and the Saquarema Surf Association (ASS). The event is promoted by the ASP South America as the first 2014 ASP World Prime event and offers U$ 250,000 in prize money and 6,500 points towards the ASP Qualifying Series ranking. The Quiksilver Saquarema Prime is live: www.aspworldtour.com
Highlights of the best high-scores at Quiksilver Saquarema Prime: http://youtu.be/kRUxNt_CjEY
Imagens: Gustavo Leite, Marcio Dja e Bruno Lemos/Liquid Eye
Text: - ASP South America
Joao Carvalho - ASP South America Media Officer
QUIKSILVER SAQUAREMA PRIME - Round of 16:
Heat 1: Alex Ribeiro (BRA) x Gony Zubizarreta (ESP)
Heat 2: Filipe Toledo (BRA) x Keanu Asing (HAW)
Heat 3: Jadson Andre (BRA) x Heitor Alves (BRA)
Heat 4: Adriano de Souza (BRA) x Tomas Hermes (BRA)
Heat 5: Ricardo Christie (NZL) x Nic Von Rupp (PRT)
Heat 6: Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) x Chris Ward (USA)
Heat 7: Billy Stairmand (NZL) x
Heat 8: Perth Standlick (AUS) x
ROUND OF 24 - heats remaining:
Heat 7: Raoni Monteiro (BRA) x Aritz Aranburu (ESP)
Heat 8: Charles Martin (GLP) x Hizunome Bettero (BRA)
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