Holding period kicks off for APT/Punta de Lobos Tow-In..
Pichilemu Chile World Cup Tow-In Champs
APT World Cup Tour
Punta de Lobos, Pichilemu Chile
15 April - 15 July 2008
Holding Period begins for the APT/Punta de Lobos Tow-In Event
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 15 April, 2008 : - - The Association of Professional Towsurfers, Inc. (APT) is proud to announce that the holding period for the Punta de Lobos, Pichilemu Chile World Cup Tow-In Surfing Championship that will take place in South America has begun and will last thru July 15, 2008.
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 towsurfing.
Rodney ‘Handsome Bugga’ Kilborn, APT’s Global Vice President and Event Sanctioning Director, along with Chile’s APT Vice President and Event Logistic Manager, Rodrigio ‘Fletcha’ Escobar are excited and ready to make this event a huge success once the right swell is delivered.
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 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.
Competitors for this world-class event will consist of the top eight rated teams from the 2007 APT season along with Chile representation and professionally established big wave riders from Hawaii, Australia, Tahiti, Mexico, California, Brazil and Ireland.
Surfline.com will be assisting in selecting the biggest swell with the best conditions for this event. There will be an event notification light system set up on the APT website which will dictate the event status. Once the event is called on, all competitors and media will have 72-96 hours to make it to the event location.
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.
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 – AUS/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
For detailed information, photo galleries and video clips on location and event, please visit Protowsurfers.org
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, HSA, Surfline, TowSurfer, Street Machine, Dunmar Turistico, Hostal Punta de Lobos,
Alquiler Los leones and Inmobiliaria Pichilemu.
About the Association of Professional Towsurfers, Inc.
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 : Coming soon
# 4 : Coming soon
APT Global, Vice President
APT Chile, Vice President
Rodrigo ‘Fletcha’ Escobar
APT Global, Founder/President
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