Holding period begins for Mormaii Pe’ahi World Tow-Ins
Mormaii Pe’ahi World Cup Tow-In Surfing Champs
Association of Pro Towsurfers
Pe'ahi (Jaws) Maui Hawaii
8 January 2009 - March 31, 2009
Holding period begins for Mormaii Pe’ahi World Cup Tow-In Surfing Champs
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 8 January, 2009 : - - Maui -- The Association of Professional Towsurfers (APT) is proud to announce that the holding period for the Mormaii Pe’ahi World Cup Tow-In Surfing Championship has begun and will run thru March 31, 2008.
This will be the last scheduled event of the 2008/2009 tour series and APT will crown its second annual World Champion tow-in surfing team. Makua Rothman and Ikaika Kalama of Oahu, Hawaii are the current 2007/2008 World Title Champions and they’ll be competing once again in hopes of another title.
The Mormaii Pe'ahi World Cup Tow-In Championship will be covered from the land, air and sea for a High Definition Live Event production. Big Vision Studios, Inc. has partnered with the APT to deliver a turnkey High-Definition Live Event production, media and digital marketing services.
With award winning crews, the largest High-Definition equipment rental service in Las Vegas and a state of the art stage and studio in Burbank, California. Big Vision Studios, Inc. is uniquely suited to deliver multi-media services to the APT.
International competitors from Ireland, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, Chile, Hawaii, California and Mexico, will be given a 48 hour notice to make it to the world’s most famous tow-in wave on the North Shore of Maui called Pe’ahi, known as aka: JAWS.
“We will have the most exciting and successful tow-in event the world has ever seen. We have very talented and experienced competitors and they’re ready for Pe’ahi, the most powerful wave mother nature can offer.
Put the two together and watch what happens!”- Says, Rodney Kilborn APT’s Vice President and Event Director. Currently the event organizers are watching a very large storm system that could potentially deliver wave heights in the 18’-20’ Hawaiian scale by the 15th.
Sean Collins and Kevin Wallis of Surfline.com are the official APT World Tour forecasters and they are keeping a very close watch on it at this time. The invitees will compete for a $50,000 purse prize broken down as follows: 1st Place $20,000 – 2nd Place $10,000- 3rd Place $6,000 – 4th Place $4,000 – 5th- 24th Place each team to receive $500
APT Confirmed Main List:
Danilo Couto / Rodrigo Resende - BRA
Evarldo Texeira / Yuri Soledad - BRA/HI
Sylvio Mancusi / Haroldo Ambrosio - BRA
Critobal Gonzales / Carlos Nogales – CHI/MEX
Grant Baker / Greg Long - SA/CA
Jamie Mitchell / James Watson - AUS
Scott Chandler / Chuck Patterson - CA
Carlos Burle / Eraldo Gueiros - BRA
Alastair Mennie / Andrew Cotton - IRE
Tyler Fox / Shane Desmond - CA
Makua Rothman / Ikaika Kalama - HI
Mike Parsons / Brad Gerlach - CA
Garrett McNamara / Kealii Mamala - HI
Jamie Sterling / Mark Visser - HI
Sion Milosky / Danny Fuller - HI
Myles Padaka / Felipe Espiritu - HI
Archie Kalepa / Buzzy Kerbox - HI
Peter Mel / Bruce Irons – CA/HI
Ian Walsh / Shane Dorian - HI
Jamie O'Brian / Troy Alotis – HI
Anthony Tashnick / Darryl Virostko - CA
Russell Smith / Tyler Smith - CA
Kaleo Amadeo / Nalu Wallace – HI (Wild Card)
Shaun Lopez / Campbell Farrell – HI (Wild Card)
(in alphabetical order by first partner name)
Dan Moore / Mark Anderson – HI
Doug Young / Sierra Emroy – NZ/HI
Dylan Longbottom / Laurie Towner - AUS
Ed Guzman / Juao Jabour- CA/BRA
Kalani Chapman / Ezira Sitt – HI
Ollie Richardson / Dan Hasselschwert – OR
Ramon Navarro / Christian Merrello - CHI
Titus Kinimaka / Kalani Vierra - HI
Zach Wormhoudt / Jake Wormhoudt – CA
Official Title Sponsor Website: MORMAII.com Special thanks to Mormaii and all their support in making this event a possibility for the competitors and APT. Official APT Event Website: APTWorldTour.com. Official Event Forecast Provided By: Surfline.com
Official Partner and Associate Sponsors: Towsurfer.com, HandsomeBugga Productions, Surfline, Big Vision Studios Inc., Mobile Media Now, Inc., Powerlines Productions and Heavy Water Magazine.
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.
Mormaii´s company is very proud to celebrate it's 30th Anniversary and becoming the Title Sponsor for the Mormaii Pe'ahi World Cup Tow-In Surfing Championship. Mormaii is the pioneer with thirty years of innovations in the sector, the greatest mix of products and the highest income among the brands in the surf market and water sports in Brazil. It all started with this differentiated wetsuit made especially for surfers. After that, clothing was produced for diving, jet-skiing, triathlon, windsurfing, and many other sports where the athletes adopted the Mormaii neoprene as the official equipment while in the water. Today, Mormaii has a enormous mix of products and exports for more then seventy countries.
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