Pichilemu, Chile World Tow-In Champs on highest alert
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
Pichilemu Chile World Cup Tow-In Champs at highest alert level
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 8 July, 2008 : - - With the holding period coming to a close on July 15th, it looks as though Mother Nature wants to play hard at the very last minute! By now everyone should be aware of the two storm systems that we are monitoring. Storm system number one will hit on Sat/Sun with a straight westerly direction and unwelcoming NNW winds 27-36knots.
This swell will produce buoy heights of 16'-19' @10 seconds. On Monday this system will drop to, 10'-13' @13 seconds. This system is not looking ideal for our event because of poor wind forecast and low interval. Ideally, we are looking for interval periods to be above 14 seconds.
We are also keeping an eye on a second storm system that is the most impressive development we have seen all season for this region.Here is how it is breaking down as of this morning. This is a giant one developing on 7/11-7/14. Seas greater than 45' starting Friday night and up to 53' late Saturday and into early Sunday! As I said, most impressive system we have seen yet this season!
But that's all based purely on the models. It isn't real till it happens and we all know well how things can change just like that! If it holds true, 45'+ seas should produce a 25 second long period and a very very powerful deep ocean swell. This system should begin hitting Central Chile by 5 AM Tues AM (7/15) and building there into Wednesday AM (7/16) with solid 20 sec. energy after that, then slowly dropping down. Wednesday afternoon the 16th should be the call for peak energy with potential face heights of 40'-50'.
This would be golden for our event and this is what we have all been waiting for! The other thing that we’ll really have to watch out for is the wind/weather during this swell. While it’s still quite a ways out, it appears that the storm that will set up this swell could move onshore in the area right around the same time the swell does, possibly setting up north to northwest flow. In reality, we should be able to make a solid call by Late Friday into Early Saturday.
Should all dreams come true and Mother Nature is ready to play, here is what the event schedule would look like. Note: This schedule is subject to change, give or take by one day.
Sunday-Tuesday July 13-15th, all competitors arrive in Pichilemu, Chile, (Punta de Lobos)
Tuesday Night July 15, - Competitors Meeting at 'Duna Mar' Hotel
Wednesday July 16, - Tow-In Event
Thursday July 17, - Surfing Event
Friday July 18, - Expression Session and Awards Party
If there are any major changes, we will post and send out another update on Wednesday the 8th. When we call the green light, all competitors and media outlets must contact Claudia Arnold for, Chile Hotel and Ground Transportation Reservations Claudia Arnold Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
056- 99- 9493175 Stay tuned- Eric Akiskalian
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.
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