Iquique Chile Tow-In Surf Champs holding period starts
Iquique Chile Int. Tow-In Champs
Presented by City of Iquique
APT World Cup Tour
El Bajo Cacho Toro Iquique Chile
1 July - 1 September 2007
HOLDING PERIOD BEGINS JULY 1ST FOR 2007 IQUIQUE, CHILE INTERNATIONAL TOW-IN SURFING CHAMPS
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 1 July, 2007 : - - Laguna Beach -- The Association of Professional Towsurfers (APT), and Gottaplay (OTCBB: GTAP), a leading destination site for video gamers and sponsors of the Gottaplay APT World Cup Tour, announced today the holding period for the Iquique, Chile International Tow-In Surfing Championship will begin July 1, 2007. The event offers a purse of $25,000.00.
The holding period for the event, which will take place at ‘El Bajo Cacho Toro’ in Iquique, Chile, will run from July 1, 2007 to September 1, 2007. When the giant swell comes and weather conditions permit, event organizers will announce the event 96-hours before start.
"Chile Is known for its amazing waves, outer reefs and left point breaks," says APT/Chile Event Organizer, Rodrigo ‘Fletcha’ Escobar, “and the waves at “El Bajo Cacho Toro” are some of the biggest and most powerful in the country.”
With the help of Surfline.com, event organizers are watching the developing storms and are waiting for nothing short of the forecasted biggest swell of the season to host the championship event. Event organizers commented that everything is in place and the City of Iquique is very excited and proud to be the presenting sponsor and make this event happen.
It is highly anticipated that this event will become very big with all the international media exposure expected to document this first ever international tow-in surfing event at, “El Bajo Cacho Toro”. Surfline.com is the Official Forecaster for the APT World Tour Tow-In Surfing Circuit. With a team of expert forecasters and the LOLA global swell model, Surfline.com will make the call and help APT score the biggest waves for this world cup event.
Weekly swell forecasts will be sent out to all competitors and media partners who are involved and ready to go at a moments notice. A light system has been set up on the APT website to indicate the status of the event. Check Protowsurfers.org for event status and check Surfline.com and “Know Before You Go”.
The ‘Iquique, Chile International Tow-In Surfing Championship’ is second of two scheduled events remaining for the 2007 Gottaplay.com APT World Cup Tour. The first event, ‘Red Bull El Gigante Viene’ entered its holding period of May 1, and will run thru July 30, 2007. Either event could go first in the month of July and this all depends on forecasted swell conditions.
Co-Sponsors for this year’s ‘Iquique, Chile International Tow-In Surfing Championship’ include, Gottaplay.com, Towsurfer.com, HighSurf Accessories.com and Surfline.com.
“We want to thank Gottaplay.com for their major sponsorship contribution for this year’s Gottaplay.com APT World Cup Tour, “ said APT Founder and President Eric Akiskalian. “Its continued support, commitment and patience to see this tour get off the ground, grow and become successful is what we need to make this project happen.
Now we just need Mother Nature to do her thing and produce the right swells for both events. Both remaining contests will require a minimum forecast of 35’-40’ wave face height to truly make these events legitimate. We love supporting these events,” said Gottaplay CEO John Gorst. “Gamers and extreme sports have a lot of the same fans.”
For Information, History, Location and Trivia on City of Iquique, Chile http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iquique/. The event location known as ‘El Bajo Cacho Toro’ offers a spectacular set up which is just out side of the harbor and hotel towers. From here all spectators and media will have the opportunity to view and document the entire event by land, boat and or air.
The select list of 20 international and world-class competing teams is comprised of the top 8 winning teams that competed in the Oahu tow-in event this past February. Also, 8 world-class professional tow-in teams were voted in by a sub-committee of big wave industry leaders and experts. Four wild card team slots have also been provided.
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 Prior Start of Event
Jamie O’Brian / Jason Fredrico -HI
Archie Kalepa / Buzzy Kerbox -HI
Myles Padaka / Felipe Espiritu -HI
Jeff Clark / Chris Bertish -CA
Evarldo ‘Pato’ Texeira / Sylvia Mancusi -BRA
Cheyne Horan / Robbie Seeger -AUS/GER
Don Curry / Scott Harwood -CA/FL
Kalani Chapman / Ezira Sitt –HI
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.
Gottaplay Interactive is a leading online gaming rental company. It features free home delivery and unlimited access to an extensive gaming library for a flat monthly fee. No due dates, No late fees -- it is simple, economical and convenient. Game titles are delivered via mail from multiple distribution centers established throughout the continental U.S. Gottaplay is also a premier online peer-to-peer (P2P) destination for trading video games.
The service offers an alternative way to play all of the video games a gamer wants through an interactive trading platform. Members can legally trade and swap video games in the most cost-effective way with no limits or rental subscription.
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