Pichilemu Chile World Cup Tow-In Champs greenlighted
Pichilemu Chile World Cup Tow-In Champs
Presented by Movistar and Sony Ericson
APT World Cup Tour
Punta de Lobos, Pichilemu Chile
15 April - 31 October 2008
APT/Chile, Punta de Lobos Tow-In Event officially goes to GREEN LIGHT STATUS
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 20 October, 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 has officially gone to a GREEN LIGHT status for this Saturday, October 25th, and just in time before the holding period comes to a final close at the end of the month.
Event officials are stating that the surf forecast should be in the 30'-35' face height range with the possibility of a larger swell around the 27th.
HERE IS THE EVENT SCHEDULE:
Wednesday-Friday October 22-24, all competitors arrive in Pichilemu, Chile, (Punta de Lobos)
Friday night October 24th, - Competitors Meeting at 'Duna Mar' Hotel 6:00 P.M
Saturday October 25th, - Tow-In Event & Awards Party
“It is our goal to utilize this last week with the great conditions that we now have here in Chile. With two big swells coming we will have good options for the tow-in, SUP and surfing events. It will be like a week long surf festival with lots of excitement, local support and international media.” Flecha Escobar-APT’s Chile Event Logistic Manager
If the tow-in swell downgrades the event officials will still be holding an open SUP Surfing event and open Surfing event in place of the main tow-in event. Both events would have a 10K purse.
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.
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.
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, SUP and big wave surfing contest.
Hotel and Ground Transportation contact: All competitors and Media must contact Claudia Arnold for,
Chile Hotel and Ground Transportation Reservations
056- 99- 9493175
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 Padaca / 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, Allrent, Dunmar Turistico, Hostal Punta de Lobos, Alquiler Los leones, Inmobiliaria Pichilemu, SierrAzul, Pullman Bus, Revista Demolicion and Powerlines Productions.
About the Association of Professional Towsurfers, Inc. The Association of Professional Towsurfers, was Founded as a non-profit corporation 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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