Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit event 2 hits Puerto Rico
Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit Event #2
Middles Beach, Isabela Puerto Rico
6 - 7 October 2012
This year the eleventh edition of the Corona Extra Pro Surfing Circuit
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 14 September, 2012 : - - Event number two of the Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit will be held October 6th and 7th, 2012 at Middles Beach, Isabela on the northwest corner of the island. The event points will add-up to decide the 2012 Men’s and Women’s Champions of the APSPR (Asociacion Profesional de Surfing de Puerto Rico) annual championship for the eleventh year.
The total Men's prize purse will be $25,000, while the Women competitors will share a total purse of $12,000. “Since 2001, Corona Extra has been the biggest supporter of Puerto Rican pro surfers. The $37,000 total purse means that we will be able to pay the winner of the Men a first prize of $10,000. The Women’s champion will receive $5,000.
Currently leading the Mens rankings for 2012 is Franscisco Bellorin, 22, of Venezuela, who won the first event at Domes in February. Bellorin is followed by Brian Toth, 27, of Isabela, who is a three-time champion of the APSPR Circuit. Toth is the most successful Puerto Rican surfer ever, having competed for several years on the international ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) World Tour, where he is currently ranked number 33.
On the Womens side of the draw, the current ratings leader is Quincy Davis, 17, of Montauk, New York, who won the Domes event in a close heat over Maria Kuzmovich, of Daytona Beach, Florida. Both Davis and Kuzmovich are expected to compete again at Middles, as they chase the 2012 APSPR Womens title. The highest ranking local Puerto Rican woman is Liza Caban, 19, of Aguadilla.
“All competitors should have their entries in by Wednesday, September 26 to guarantee their slot. After Sept. 26 a late entry fee of $35.00 will be charged,” said Viviannee Vega, APSPR Executive Director. “The final deadline for entries is Saturday, Sept. 29 at 4:00pm at Hang Loose Surf Shop in Isabela.” For more info competitors can contact us via our website < www.apspr.net >,or call at (787) 560-0181 from 10:am to 5:pm.
For surfing fans who attend the Middles event, there will be gala nighttime entertainment both Friday and Saturday night at many festive venues in the Isabela area. “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”, said APSPR Event Coordinator, Vivianee Vega. 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.
Corona Extra, and APSPR invite all the fans on the island to enjoy the best of surfing action coming soon to Middles Beach! The generous sponsors of the Corona Extra Pro Circuit are: APSPR, Corona Extra, Corona Light, Coppertone Sport, Wapa TV, Hang Loose Surf Shop, Werner Vega Surfboards, Alfa Rock, n-punto, Jose Cuervo, and El Nuevo Día, Rad TV.
Author: Werner Vega
Tags: Puerto Rico, APSPR, Corona Extra