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APSPR Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit # 1 set for Middles



APSPR Event #1 of Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit

Playa Middles Isabela Puerto Rico
29 - 30 September 2007

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APSPR Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit event 1 hits Middles

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 17 September, 2007 : - - Expectations are high as we are just two weeks away from Event # 1 on the  APSPR Corona Extra Surf Circuit.  Nobody will ever forget the epic conditions Middles produced for past events and the weather patterns are looking favorable once again this year. 

As we keep our eyes glued to the tropics and any low pressure system moving to the north of us, we’re expecting some fantastic conditions for the competitors to showcase their talents. Look for Middles to deliver the goods, as this beach not only offers up consistent, quality surf, but its beautiful sand lined shore is a perfect place to watch the ripping or simply work on your tan. As we get closer to the event date, we’ll update the surf forecast.

New Season Happenings: The first event of the APSPR Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit competitive season will go on from Sept 29 - 30, 2007, at Playa Middles, Isabela, Puerto Rico. The international beer, Corona Extra has once again signed on as circuit naming rights sponsor for the 2007-2008 circuit season. 

The team of Corona and Ballester Hermanos is proud and very happy to announce the twelfth edition of the Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit and continue to provide a platform for the athletes to develop their surfing talents at a high competitive level and at the same time to provide a great experience to our consumers of Corona Extra and Corona Light. 

“The local and international reception and recognition the Corona Pro Surf Circuit has received and the fact that we are celebrating our twelfth  event is tangible proof that we have reached our objectives,” Corona Extra and Corona Light Brand Manager Sr.  Magruder pointed out. With $10,000 purse prize on the men’s side and a $5,000 purse for the women, expect a strong field of international and local surfers to be battling it out for the top prize.

The internationally popular and well known Coppertone Sunscreens has taken a big step forward in the surfing market by sponsoring the Coppertone Sport Award.  Coppertone Sport is paying a well earned prize of $500 to the surfer of each division who performs the best during the event, as measured by heat winning percentages. 

As the first stop on the Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit’s competitive season, this event will be instrumental for whoever plans on taking the early lead to earn the championship title. On the men’s side, defending champ Brian Toth is facing a strong field of international and local surfers, plenty of up and comers as well as seasoned veterans all looking to spoil his chance at a record three-peat.

On the women’s side, several ladies are expected to put up a fierce battle for the crown. Last season came down to the wire, but don’t expect defending champ Connie Arias to back off one bit as she looks to take an early lead and retain last season’s well earned championship title.

Heats on Demand: Make sure to catch the innovative “Heats on Demand” action on At the completion of each day of surf, you’ll have access to every scoring ride of the event, of every heat, as well as surfer interviews and quotes. You can scan the draw, and select which heat you would like to view. Each scoring ride will be shown, along with the points earned for that wave. This creative format provides great entertainment and feedback for both the spectator and competitor alike.

Entertainment: With Corona as the title sponsor, entertainment will be first rate, and the town of Isabela will heat up when the sun goes down. Agua Sala, with its beautiful deck and spectacular ocean views, will be the headquarters for the event. Heat draws will be posted prior to the event, and you can check out the day’s action with the “Heats on Demand” feature brought to you by the APSPR as well as the premier of Billabong’s new movie, Trilogy. Participating establishments will be providing live music and their own Corona craziness.

The Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit is proudly brought to you by: Corona Extra, Corona Light, Cuervo, APSPR,  Hang Loose Surf Shop,  Werner Vega Surfboards,  Alfa Rock, Televicentro, Coppertone Sport, Surfers Village, Down Island Magazine, Right Guard Sport, Noctámbulo,, El Vocero,  Hotel Costa Dorada Beach Resort, Sparks TV

For decades the island of Puerto Rico has been home for many successful regional and international surfing championships. It’s rich culture, the warm welcome visitors receive by the local people and high quality waves on offer have been the keys to the success of these events earning the island the so named “Capital of Surfing” for the whole of the Caribbean/Atlantic region. These facts, the enthusiasm of the local, international surfers and general public attending the events have given us the impulse for the creation of the A.P.S.P.R.

The A.P.S.P.R., (Association of Professional Surfing of Puerto Rico) was founded in 2001 to enhance the professionalism of surfing for all the Caribbean /Atlantic region, from the mainland U.S., the Caribbean Islands, Central America, South America and Europe as well. At today’s date, with a field of new men’s and women’s superstars of the sport, as well as the hottest and most recognized surfers of the region attending the events, the APSPR has become the governing pro surfing organization of the region.

Based on the island of Puerto Rico, the influx of talent and international exposure has given recognition and prestige to the APSPR. By running quality events in quality waves, the APSPR continues to attract the very best surfers and provide fantastic entertainment. On top of this we have been at the forefront of the LIVE web streaming from event sites in Puerto Rico, which without delay are delivered directly to anyone with access to a modem.

All APSPR events have the same goal and commitment: To determine the best surfers, to always provide them with the highest standards possible at each event, to improve the knowledge and performance of all competitors, to provide them and all sponsors with substantial exposure and recognition, and to enhance the professionalism of surfing.

The Circuit, The APSPR circuit consists of a few events during the best wave season of each surf spot of Puerto Rico’s north western coast. Points from each event will be added up to determine who is the best pro surfer and be named champion of the circuit. Contestants wishing to enter can do so through asppr or visit Hang Loose Surf Shop, Playa Jobos, Isabela, Puerto Rico (787)872-2490 Tuesdays – Saturdays 10am – 5:pm. A $35 late fee will be charged after September 22, and no entry will be accepted after September 26. 

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