Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit comes to Middles
Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit event #3
Middles Beach, Puerto Rico
7 - 9 October 2011
Petroni leads strong field of Women’s surfers into Corona event
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 6 October, 2011 : - - Karina Petroni, 22, of Jacksonville, Florida will lead the strongest field of Mainland Women’s competitors ever into the competition at Middles Beach this weekend. Petroni will be in top form after winning the Seven Tiki Pro last weekend in her hometown of Jacksonville Beach. She is the highest ranked female surfer to ever compete on the APSPR circuit, having spent the 2008 season as part of the elite ASP Women’s World Tour. Petroni is also well known to Puerto Rican surf fans, having previously won the Corona Extra Pro at Domes as recently as 2009.
Also returning from Florida will be Amy Nicholl, 21, of New Smyrna Beach, who won this year’s event at Domes in March in a close Final over Liselie Gonzales. Gonzales, 23, of Canovanas is the current ratings leader for the title of 2011 APSPR Women’s Champion. She took the lead by winning the 2010 Middles event last September. Marie Del Mar Gonzalez, 26, of Aguadilla is also in contention for the Women’s 2011 crown, as she currently sits in third place on the rankings.
Alltogether, a field of twenty-two women surfers will be competing at the famous Middles reef for an unprecedented $12,000 in prize money from Corona Extra and the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. “This is the most interesting field we have ever had”, said Werner Vega, APSPR President. “The spectators will witness how far the performance level of Women’s surfing has advanced in the 20 events we have held since 2002”.
In addition, Coppertone Skincare has also doubled their popular “Best Performance” awards to $1000 each, to one of the Women and one of the Men. In March at Domes, Quincy Davis and Brian Toth each won the Coppertone “Best Performance” for their top heat scores.
Surfing fans who are unable to attend in person at Middles will once again have the opportunity to follow the action online with the popular “Heats on Demand” feature. At the completion of each day of competition they will have access to every scoring ride of the event. On our website you can scan the draw, and select which heat you would like to view and much more.
Each scoring ride is shown, along with the points earned for that wave, through the technology of the Beach Byte computer scoring system. Each of the five judges enters their scores for each surfer’s rides into the computer, which tallies the points and decides the winners. All of that scoring information is then available on the APSPR website to anyone with access to a modem.
In addition to both days of surfing competition, Corona Extra will feature nighttime entertainment at several locations throughout the host town of Isabela, ensuring that the fun will continue around the clock all weekend.
Our generous sponsors are: Corona Extra, Corona Light, Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Coppertone Sport, Wapa TV, Hang Loose Surf Shop, Werner Vega Surfboards, Alfa Rock, n-punto, Jose Cuervo, and El Nuevo Día
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