Rothman and Kalama crowned APT tow-in surf champs
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MAKUA ROTHMAN AND IKAIKA KALAMA CROWNED 2007 GOTTAPLAY.COM / APT WORLD TITLE TOW-IN SURFING CHAMPS
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 17 October, 2007 : - - Laguna Beach, Ca -- The Association of Professional Towsurfers (APT), and Gottaplay (OTCBB: GTAP), a leading destination site for video gamers and Title Sponsor of the 2007 Gottaplay.com APT World Cup Tour, announced today that Makua Rothman and Ikaika Kalama have been crowned with the 2007 APT World Title for the 1st Annual APT World Tour Tow-In Surfing Circuit.
2007 Top rated eight teams of the APT World Tour
1st Makua Rothman / Ikaika Kalama - HI
2nd Carlos Burle / Eraldo Gueiros - BRA
3rd Sion Milosky / Kala Alexander - HI
4th Jamie Sterling / Mark healey - HI
5th Garrett McNamara / Kealii Mamala -HI
6th Grant ‘Twiggy’Baker / Greg Long - SA/CA
7th Mike Parsons / Brad Gerlach - CA
8th Chuck Patterson / Scott Chandler - CA
With the 2007 APT World Tour season officially over and the 2008 season just around the corner, event promoters and competitors are hoping that this will be a better year for consistent and giant swells that are needed to run world-class tow-in events.
“This was a tough year all around the globe for big wave events. Most, if not all the top name big wave events did not happen within their perspective holding periods and this was due to poor weather conditions and lack of large swells.” Says, Eric Akiskalian / APT Founder / President
For the 2007 APT World Tour, the list of 20 international world-class competing teams selected were comprised of the top 8 winning teams that competed in the Bank of Hawaii North Shore Tow-In Surfing Championship. Also, a sub-committee of big wave industry leaders and experts voted 8 world-class professional tow-in teams in. Four wild card team slots were provided along with an alternate list.
Makua Rothman / Ikaika Kalama -HI
Carlos Burle / Eraldo Gueiros -BRA
Sion Milosky / Kala Alexander -HI
Jamie Sterling / Mark Healey -HI
Garrett McNamara / Kealii Mamala -HI
Grant ‘Twiggy’Baker / Greg Long -SA/CA
Mike Parsons / Brad Gerlach -CA
Chuck Patterson / Scott Chandler -CA
Shawn ‘Barney’ Barron / Darryl ‘Flea’ Virostko -CA
Ross Clarke-Jones / Tony Ray -AUS
Peter Mel / Ryan Augenstein -CA
Dan Moore / Mark Anderson -HI
Shane Desmond / Tyler Fox -CA
Russell Smith / Tyler Smith -CA
Anthony Tashnick / Chris ‘Brownie’ Brown -CA
Zach Wormhoudt / Jake Wormhoudt -CA
Carlos 'Coco' Nogales / Manoa Drollett -MEX/TAH (WC)
Ramon Navarro / Danny Fry -CHI (WC)
Danilo Couto / Rodrigo Resende –BRA (WC)
Pending Wild Card Team – TBD
Jamie O’Brian / Jason Fredrico -HI
Archie Kalepa / Buzzy Kerbox -HI
Myles Padaka / Felipe Espiritu -HI
Jeff Clark / Chris Bertish -CA
Evarldo ‘Pato’ Texeira / Sylvio Mancusi -BRA
Cheyne Horan / Robbie Seeger -AUS/GER
Don Curry / Scott Harwood -CA/FL
Kalani Chapman / Ezira Sitt –HI
For the 2007 season, APT had scheduled four professional tow-in events which included a qualifying event on Maui, Hawaii. Out of the four events, only the Bank of Hawaii NST-ISC event took place. The other three events never received large enough swells during their holding periods.
The 2007 event lineup included:
1. Bank of Hawaii North Shore Tow-In Surfing Championship (Puaena Point)
2. Gottaplay.com Open WQ Maui Tow-In Surfing Championship (Pier 1)
3. Red Bull El Gigante Viene (Puerto Escondido)
4. Iquique, Chile International Tow-In surfing Championship (El Bajo Cacho Toro)
With a team of expert forecasters and the LOLA global swell model, Surfline.com provided the forecasting needed to make the right call during all potential swells that were on the maps. Surfline.com will continue to assist APT score the biggest waves and best conditions for all future APT events.
Prior to the start of the 2008 competition season, APT will be sending out a Press Release announcing the 2nd Annual APT World Tour Tow-In Surfing Circuit, its Sponsors and Event Locations.
About Association of Professional Towsurfers (APT)
The Association of Professional Towsurfers, is dedicated to sanctioning and promoting world class competitions, dissemination of safety and technical information to athletes, and technical direction to event organizers. The Association of Professional Towsurfers embraces corporate sponsors and media entities that provide the support necessary to increase its events and goals.
The Association of Professional Towsurfers has goals to expand its support throughout the world; lobby government agencies and municipalities to provide more certified tow-in access to ocean venues; and be ever attentive to the unique technical and safety needs of this evolving sport and its constituents.
About Gottaplay Interactive Inc
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