APT/Chile Tow-In event remains in Amber Alert stage...
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
APT/Chile Tow-In event remains in Amber Alert stage
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 2 June, 2008 : - - As of today, we have made the decision not to call the event on next week due the information provided below. We believe that future storms will provide us with bigger swells and better conditions! Here is what Kevin from Surfline has to report.
Models have backed the Wed PM/Thur AM down a bit. It still looks fairly strong (25-30’ faces on the better sets with maybe a few larger bombs) but likely peaks overnight and is also accompanied by bad wind/weather on Wednesday. Thursday wind and weather gradually improve but is still questionable and the swell will be on the way down.
Friday will see a bit of a reinforcing bump out of the WSW with deepwater swell in the 10-12’ range. Face sizes will be be around 15-20’ with the possibility of a few larger bombs to maybe 25’ on the face. This is still dependent on storm formation in the next 48 hours or so. The wind direction improves for Friday as it comes out of the SSE, but looks breezy at around 15-20kts.
The next shot at swell will likely be for Sunday the 8th (maybe even starting to build quickly over the afternoon on Saturday the 7th). At this point Sunday looks to be the largest day and swell size looks comparable to the Wed PM/Thur AM swell. BUT, it also looks like conditions may fall apart again with a trough of low pressure moving onshore with northerly winds and rain.
Now going further out, we’re seeing a lot of activity in the western half of the Pacific near New Zealand that will be tracking across the Pacific over the next several days. We’ll need to see one of those storms carry quite a bit of intensity across the dateline and into the Central/eastern SPAC before we get too excited, but lets keep a close eye on that as next week may present more opportunities depending on what we decide to do.
If any major changes occur we will be sure to post up and email out right away!
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.
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# 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
# 5 : Amber alert notice for APT/Punta de Lobos Chile event
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