Amber alert notice for APT/Punta de Lobos Chile event
Pichilemu Chile World Cup Tow-In Champs
Presented by Movistar and Sony Ericson
APT World Cup Tour
Punta de Lobos, Pichilemu Chile
15 April - 15 July 2008
Amber alert notice for APT/Punta de Lobos Chile event
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 30 May, 2008 : - - The Association of Professional Towsurfers, Inc. (APT) is proud to announce that the Punta de Lobos, Pichilemu Chile World Cup Tow-In Surfing Championship presented by Movistar and Sony Ericson has officially gone into an AMBER ALERT status.
With a series of major storms setting up in the southern hemisphere, event organizers will remain in AMBER ALERT status until they make the call on which swell will produce the biggest waves and best conditions for this event.
Event organizers and competitors, along with officials from Surfline.com the official forecaster for this event, are closely monitoring a series of very large swells that could develop into the perfect storm by late next week. Be informed though, as quickly as these storms can develop and look amazing, they can also downgrade just as fast. Regardless, event organizers plan on making the final call by Monday June 2nd.
Once and only when the green light is called, the competitors and global media will be given a four day advance notice to make the long journey to the event location known as Punta de Lobos in Chile, South America to the small and beautiful town of Pichilemu.
This will be the first stop for the 2nd Annual 2008/2009 APT World Tour Tow-In Season and it is anticipated that this event will set the stage for the entire tour and the future of professional competitive tow-in surfing. Along with the main tow-in event, there will be a big wave traditional surfing contest to be held at the same location during the same swell. In total, there will be $35,000.00 in prize money to be handed out.
Along with prize purse money, Mike Slattery of HighSurfRescue.com (HSA) will sponsor additional prizes by giving away a rescue board to the winning first place team and tow-in equipment for 2nd and 3rd place teams. Media outlets from around the globe are invited and encouraged to show up and document this first of a kind, specialty event that will host to a big wave tow-in contest and big wave surfing contest.
Official Event Website and Updates: Protowsurfers.org
Main Invite List:
Makua Rothman / Ikaika Kalama - HI
Carlos Burle / Eraldo Gueiros - BRA
Sion Milosky / Dustin Barca - HI
Jamie Sterling / Mark Healey - HI
Garrett McNamara / Kealii Mamala - HI
Grant Baker / Greg Long - SA/CA
Mike Parsons / Brad Gerlach - CA
Chuck Patterson / Scott Chandler - CA
Zach Wormhoudt / Jake Wormhoudt - CA
Danilo Couto / Rodrigo Resende – BRA
Shawn ‘Barney’ Barron / Darryl ‘Flea’ Virostko - CA
Ross Clarke-Jones / Ian Walsh – AUS/HI
Peter Mel / Ryan Augenstein - CA
Shane Desmond / Tyler Fox - CA
Russell Smith / Tyler Smith - CA
Anthony Tashnick / Chris Brown - CA
Ramon Navarro / Christian Merrello - CHI (WC)
Diego Medina / Danny Fry – CHI/HI (WC)
Evarldo Texeira / Yuri Soledade – BRA (WC)
Sylvio Mancusi / Andrew Marr / BRA/SA (WC)
Jamie Mitchell / James Watson – AUS (WC)
Carlos Nogales / Manoa Drollett - MEX/TAH (WC)
Koby Abberton / Nathan Fletcher - HI/CA (WC)
Jamie O’Brien / Troy Alotis - HI (WC)
Myles Padaka / Felipe Espiritu – HI
Kalani Chapman / Ezira Sitt - HI
Don Curry / Ed Guzman - CA
Dan Moore / Mark Anderson - HI
Jeff Clark / Chris Bertish – CA/SA
Titus Kinimaka / Kalani Vierra - HI
Archie Kalepa / Buzzy Kerbox - HI
Dylan Longbottom / Laurie Towner – AUS
Alastair Mennie / Andrew Cotton – IRE
Event Presenting Sponsors: Movistar and Sony Ericsson
Event Sponsors: City of Pichilemu Magico & Natural, Secano Turismo Region de O’Higgins, Ocean Extrem0, Reserva Marina Punta de Lobos, SurfY Naturaelza Chile, Club de Surf Punta de Lobos, Federation Chilena de Surf, Fletcha Surf, Chile Surf, Surf Festival, Handsome Bugga Productions, High Surf Accessories (HSA), Surfline, TowSurfer, Street Machine, Allrent, Hostel Punta de Lobos, Dunamar, Marejada, SierrAzul, Pullman Bus and Revista Demolicion.
About the Association of Professional Towsurfers, Inc. (APT)
The Association of Professional Towsurfers, was Founded on March 6, 2003 with the charter to support the responsible growth and development of Tow-In Surfing. 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.
Check the Promo Clip Here
# 1 : APT announces the 2008/2009 world tour tow-in season
# 2 : Pichilemu Chile World Cup Tow-In Champs clip hits web
# 3 : Holding Period kicks off for APT/Punta de Lobos Tow-In
# 4 : Potential storm brewing for APT/Punta de Lobos Tow-In
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