sexta-feira, 21 de novembro de 2008
Já está online o site dos surfers VC, e data do Campeonato de Surf de Vila do Conde, no início de Dezembro.
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domingo, 9 de novembro de 2008
Bonga Perkins Wins Oxbow World Longboard Tour, Takes ASP WLT Title
The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Longboard Tour (WLT) crowned Bonga Perkins (HAW), 36, the 2008 ASP World Longboard Champion at the Oxbow World Longboard Tour event at San Onofre State Beach over fellow finalist Antoine Delpero (FRA), 23. This year’s title is Perkins’ second ASP World Longboard Championship, with the other win coming in 1996.
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Perkins proved to be unstoppable throughout the event’s entirety and defeated Delpero 16.95 to 13.90 in the Final. The 2008 ASP World Longboard Title came down to the wire, with both surfers having to win the event in order to earn longboarding’s top honors, but it was Perkins who jumped out to an early lead in the Final, holding his lead throughout the heat.
“I’ve been bridesmaids and thirds and fourths so many times now and I was hoping that my second title would come soon before I bow out,” Perkins said. “I can’t event speak, I’m blown away right now.”
Perkins, who entered the Oxbow World Longboard Tour event rated third, issued powerful rail-to-rail surfing throughout the contest, consistently compiling some of the highest heat totals. The Hawaiian did the same in the Final, netting two eight-point rides in the opening minutes of his heat.
“I’ve been doing it almost every heat, trying to sneak a couple in and get a couple under my belt, and they ended up being my stronger waves every heat,” Perkins said. “That 30 minute heat felt like a long time. I felt like I was holding my breath.”
Despite his amazing performance throughout the contest, Delpero was unable to put a stop to the polished Hawaiian veteran. Delpero’s second place finish at San Onofre State Beach also puts him at No. 2 in the world behind Perkins.
“I just could not find a wave in that heat,” Delpero said. “I would have liked to win, but that’s life, that’s competition."
Delpero proved why he was rated ASP WLT No. 2 entering the contest, as he was a force to be reckoned with from Round 1. The young Frenchman combined style and grace in all of his heats with massive sweeping cutbacks and long noserides.
“I feel good,” said Delpero after his Quarterfinals heat victory. “I’m happy with the way that I surfed in that heat. I feel like that was the first time that I have surfed to my potential in this entire event.”
Ned Snow (HAW), 23, who finished equal third at the Oxbow World Longboard Tour, was on fire throughout the contest and was responsible for posting the only perfect 10 point score. Snow defeated the ASP WLT ratings leader entering the Oxbow World Longboard Tour event, Harley Ingleby (AUS), 25, and 2006 ASP World Longboard Champion Josh Constable (AUS) on the way to his Semifinals berth.
“I really want to help bring the title back to Hawaii,” Snow said. “That’s where surfing started and I feel like for many years it has been overlooked. With Bonga (Perkins) still going and myself, I wanted to help him bring the title back to Hawaii.”
Alex Salazar (BRA), 48, who was also a standout throughout the event, ousted top performers such as Joe Aaron (USA) 17, and Matthew Moir (ZAF), 31, on the way to his Semifinals finish. Unfortunately for Salazar, he was unable top Delpero in the Semifinals.
“This event means so much to me.” Salazar said. “This contest is really important to my whole country and I’m glad I could compete in it.”
The Oxbow World Longboard Tour event at San Onofre State Beach marked the last event for the 2008 ASP WLT and the Oxbow World Longboard Tour will be back again in 2009. For all of the event’s photos and news log on to www.oxbowpro.com
Oxbow World Longboard Tour Final Results:
1 - Bonga Perkins (HAW) 16.95
2 - Antoine Delpero (FRA) 13.90
Oxbow World Longboard Tour Semifinals Results:
SF 1: Bonga Perkins (HAW) 16.20 def. Ned Snow (HAW) 14.00
SF 2: Antoine Delpero (FRA) 17.65 def. Alex Salazar (BRA) 14.25
Oxbow World Longboard Tour Quarterfinals Results:
QF 1: Bonga Perkins (HAW) 16.75 def. Timothee Creignout (FRA) 13.00
QF 2: Ned Snow (HAW) 16.35 (HAW) def. Eduardo Bage (BRA) 13.00
QF 3: Antoine Delpero (FRA) 16.85 def. Josh Baxter (USA) 14.25
QF 4: Alex Salazar (BRA) 15.65 def. Matthew Moir (ZAF) 14.00
Oxbow World Longboard Tour Round 4 Results:
Heat 1: Timothee Creignout (FRA) 13.00 def. Colin McPhillips (USA) 9.10
Heat 2: Bonga Perkins (HAW) 16.10 def. Jared Neal (AUS) 10.70
Heat 3: Eduardo Bage (BRA) 16.25 def. Jaime Viudes (BRA) 13.50
Heat 4: Ned Snow (HAW) 18.75 def. Harley Ingleby (AUS) 14.55
Heat 5: Antoine Delpero (FRA) 14.35 def. Bryce Young (AUS) 13.50
Heat 6: Josh Baxter (USA) 13.40 def. Romain Maurin (FRA) 11.30
Heat 7: Alex Salazar (BRA) 14.00 def. Joe Aaron (USA) 10.50
Heat 8: Mathew Moir (ZAF) 16.10 def. Taylor Jensen (USA) 15.85
sexta-feira, 7 de novembro de 2008
Alex Salazar : photo ASP Rowland/Covered Images
ASP World Longboard Tour Event #2
San Onofre, San Diego California
5 - 9 November 2008
Locals Flare in Round 2 of Oxbow World Longboard Tour at San Onofre State Beach
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 6 November, 2008 : - - San Clemente -- The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Longboard Tour (WLT) kicked off the second day of competition at San Onofre State Beach in one-to-three foot (1 metre) conditions. Today’s action saw local event trialists such as Steve Newton (USA), 23, and Joe Aaron (USA), 17, eliminate some of the ASP WLT’s top performers in Round 2, while fellow San Onofre State Beach local Tom Lloy (USA), 22, compiled the highest heat total of the day.
The Oxbow World Longboard Tour at San Onofre State Beach marks the last of two events held on the ASP WLT, with the series’ top seed taking this year’s prized title of 2008 ASP World Longboard Champion.
Newton, who entered the main event by advancing through two trials heats, issued the upset of the day by defeating ASP WLT No. 5 Carlos Bahia (BRA). The San Clemente local hopes to compete on the ASP WLT next year and feels that the heat victory shows that he can contend with the world’s best.
“I live in San Clemente and this means everything to me,” Newton said. “I want to do the tour next year, if there is a tour in France, so this result means everything to me.” Newton amassed an impressive heat total of 15.25 out of 20 to defeat the Brazilian longboarding star with a combination of smooth turns and classic noseriding.
Josh Constable : photo ASP Morris/Covered Images
“We were actually thinking about holding it off today,” Newton said. “All of a sudden when we were making the call some sets started rolling through and I just got really fortunate with the waves in my heat.” The progressive longboarder knows that he has a tough road ahead, as he will continue to face the event’s top seeds due to his entrance into the event as a trialist. Newton will tackle current ratings leader Harley Ingleby in Round 3.
“I’m psyching right now,” Newton said. “I think I’m the lowest seed in the event because I got in as a trialist, so I might have to surf against Harley (Ingleby) in Round 3 and he’s a really good competitor.” Aaron, who was also a local trialist, eliminated Australian Jackson Close (AUS) in a tight heat to advance into Round 3 and was fired up with his result. The young Dana Point native had several long noserides in his heat to claim the win.
“For me, I was stoked to even be in this contest,” Aaron said. “I actually got in through the trials. To get in from the trials and get this far is huge for me. I live about 10 minutes away and I surf here most of the time so I’m happy to be in the event.”
Aaron is one of the youngest surfers in the event and looks at this contest as an opportunity to improve his level of surfing while competing against some of the world’s finest competitive longboarders. “It just pushes me more to be able to surf against guys that are at this level,” Aaron said. “It betters me as a surfer and I’m stoked to be in this event.”
Zack Howard : photo ASP Rowland/Covered Images
Lloy, who is currently rated 17th amongst his fellow ASP WLT competitors, compiled the highest heat total of the day, a 16.00 out of 20, and eliminated Rusty Kealuana (HAW) from the event. “I just kind of waited for the right ones,” Lloy said. “I knew that Rusty (Keaulana) was going to sit outside with priority, so I just wanted to pick a couple off to put the pressure on him and it worked out.”
Lloy used his local knowledge of San Onofre State Beach to dominate the heat over Keaulana and earned a Round 3 berth with the result. “I surf here every day,” Lloy said. “I grew up in Dana Point and I’ve been surfing here my whole life. It really helps knowing when some of the peaks are going to shift over. It’s really good to have that knowledge.”
Tomorrow’s Oxbow World Longboard Tour action will see today’s heat winners tackle the winners from Round 1. Round 3 action is expected to begin tomorrow at 7:30am local time.
For Oxbow World Longboard Tour event information including live scores and event photos log on to oxbowpro.com. For additional ASP information including the current ASP WLT ratings log on to aspworldtour.com
Jonathan Lacher : photo ASP Rowland/Covered Images
Oxbow World Longboard Tour Round 2 Results:
Heat 1: Steve Newton (USA) 15.25 def. Carlos Bahia (BRA) 8.25
Heat 2: Amaro Matos (BRA) 14.00 def. Brendan White (USA) 12.05
Heat 3: Tom Witt (USA) 13.90 def. Danilo Rodrigo (BRA) 11.50
Heat 4: Joe Aaron (USA) 13.75 def. Jackson Close (AUS) 13.30
Heat 5: Jamie Viudes (BRA) 14.00 def. Kai Lenny (HAW) 7.35
Heat 6: Ben Skinner (GBR) 10.20 def. Zack Howard (USA) 9.85
Heat 7: Brad Vetter (USA) 15.15 def. Kai Sallas (HAW) 14.65
Heat 8: Bryce Young (AUS) 11.75 def. Jed Morouse (USA) 8.90
Heat 9: Josh Constable (AUS) 15.00 def. David Kinoshita (JPN) 6.75
Heat 10: Tom Lloy (USA) 16.00 def. Rusty Keaulana (HAW) 12.75
Heat 11: Alex Salazar (BRA) 13.00 def. Eugene Teal (JPN) 8.70
Heat 12: Sam Bleakley (GBR) 13.90 def. Dino Miranda (HAW) 12.10
Heat 13: Josh Baxter (USA) 14.50 def. Alexis Deniel (FRA) 11.70
Heat 14: Cole Robbins (USA) 15.25 def. Anri Nabeshima (JPN) 4.25
Heat 15: Jonathan Lacher (FRA) 12.30 def. Keegan Edwards (HAW) 11.65
Heat 16: Jeremias da Silva (BRA) 9.75 def. Roger Barros (BRA) 9.25
Check the Live Scores
quinta-feira, 6 de novembro de 2008
Top Rankeados mostraram serviço em San Onofre-World Tour Longboard - 2ª e última etapa do Circuito Mundial
Top seeds shine Day 1 of Oxbow World Longboard Tour
ASP World Longboard Tour Event #2
San Onofre, San Diego California
5 - 9 November 2008
Top Seeds Shine on Day 1 of Oxbow World Longboard Tour
San Onofre -- The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Longboard Tour (WLT) saw top seeds Harley Ingleby (AUS), 25, Antoine Delpero (FRA), 23, and Bonga Perkins (HAW), 36, standout on the opening day of the Oxbow World Longboard Tour event in peaky two-to-three foot (1 metre) surf at San Onofre State Beach today.
The Oxbow World Longboard Tour event is a new addition to the ASP WLT, allowing the globe’s finest longboarding competitors a chance to earn the title of Oxbow World Longboard Tour and ASP World Longboard champion by the event’s end.
The first event of the ASP WLT saw Harley Ingleby (AUS), 25, win the Oxbow World Longboard Tour contest at Les Cavalliers in Anglet, France and the current ratings leader picked up where he left off by jumping out to an early lead in his Round 1 heat at San Onofre State Beach today. Ingleby made the best of the inconsistent conditions caused by the high tide and posted two solid scores on the way to his heat victory.
“It was pretty tough and I think the tide is hitting the high so it was really inconsistent,” Ingleby said. “I was just lucky that I got a bigger one right off the bat so I could relax a bit and the other guys were sort of scratching to get their first waves.” The heat victory moves Ingleby one step closer to the coveted ASP World Longboard Champion title, but the young Australian is trying to approach this event as he would any other contest.
Harley Ingleby : photo ASP Rowland/Covered Images
“I’m trying not to think about it too much and just surf as if it’s any other contest and get as far as I can,” Ingleby said. “A lot of the boys have asked me if I’ve counted up the points and all that and honestly I haven’t really looked. I’m just trying to not really look at it.”
Perkins proved his surfing ability stretches far beyond the heavy waves he’s familiar with at home on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii by posting one of the day’s highest single wave scores of a near-perfect 9.10 out of a possible 10 in the small, peaky surf on offer in his opening heat.
“There are pretty soft waves out there, really peaky, and nothing was really linking up for me, but all you need is one,” Perkins said. “I’m happy to get that one and get the cobwebs out.” Perkins started the wave off with a huge forehand blast and followed up with several powerful carves to earn the impressive score.
“I didn’t know that the judges were going to give me that high of a score,” Perkins said. “I just wanted to get that big hit on the outside. I know that the judges are looking for the outside maneuvers especially when there are not many sets coming through. Luckily I got that one big hit on the outside and followed it up with some one the inside.”
Jackson Close : photo ASP Rowland/Covered Images
Matthew Moir (ZAF), 31, who is currently rated fifth on the ASP WLT, was also a standout in Round 1 today, earning the day’s highest heat total of 17.15 out of a possible 20 and advanced confidently into Round 3 over longtime competitor Alex Salazar (BRA) and Brad Vetter (USA). The stylish longboarder found the wave needed to claim his Round 1 win in the remaining minutes of his heat and was thrilled with the result.
“Alex (Salazar) has always been a long time competitor and I’ve never actually beaten him, so I was amping for it,” Moir said. “The waves came through and I was a little bit nervous on that first one and I got quite a good score and I tried to get a few inside ones and it went flat. All of a sudden that one came through at the end and I got a good score, so I’m stoked on that one.”
The innovative goofy-footer combined several progressive maneuvers with classic nose riding to dominate his opening heat. It was obvious that Moir felt right at home at San Onofre State Beach today, as Moir claims that the famed cobblestone reef-break reminds him of his local surf spot in South Africa.
“It’s very similar to what I ride back home,” Moir said. “I’ve been here a couple of times, so If you get the right one that actually links up it’s a good wave. You can do a lot of modern maneuvers and a lot of old school nose riding, so at least you can do a whole variety and it’s really good for longboarding.”
Dino Miranda : photo ASP Morris/Covered Images
Current ASP WLT No. 2, Delpero, advanced directly into Round 3 of the Oxbow World Longboard Tour event as well. The young French talent made the best of a wave starved heat and is satisfied about his Round 3 berth. “There were not enough waves in that heat,” Delpero said. “It was just peaks and no wall so it was difficult to make some turns, but it’s good, I got first so I’m into the next round.”
Delpero, who was the runner-up to Ingleby at the Oxbow World Longboard Tour event in Anglet, France, is in contention to take the 2008 ASP WLT title from the hungry Australian with a strong enough result here at San Onofre State Beach.
“It would be perfect, but we’re going to see, you never know,” Delpero said. “I hope we have some good waves and I will do my best.” The Oxbow World Longboard Tour at San Onofre State Beach will reconvene tomorrow with Round 2. For all of your Oxbow World Longboard Tour event needs including event photos and live scores log on to oxbowpro.com
Joe Aaron : photo ASP Rowland/Covered Images
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Oxbow World Longboard Tour Round 1 Results:
Heat 1: Kekoa Uemura (HAW) 13.75, Jackson Close (AUS) 8.25, Rusty Keaulana (HAW) 7.35
Heat 2: Troy Mothershead (USA) 11.40, Danilo Rodrigo (BRA) 10.50, David Kinoshita (JPN) 5.75
Heat 3: Jared Neal (AUS) 14.15, Amaro Matos (BRA) 14.10, Jed Morouse (USA) 8.00
Heat 4: Matthew Moir (ZAF) 17.15, Alex Salazar ( BRA) 12.20, Brad Vetter (USA) 13.80
Heat 5: Colin McPhillips (USA) 15.50, Tom Lloyd (USA) 11.80, Zack Howard (USA) 4.03
Heat 6: Ned Snow (USA) 17.15, Carlos Bahia (BRA) 10.75, Kai Lenny (HAW) 4.75
Heat 7: Bonga Perkins (HAW) 14.85, Josh Constable (AUS) 12.85, Joe Aaron (USA) 12.50
Heat 8: Harley Ingleby (AUS) 13.00, Steve Newton (USA) 10.70, Ben Skinner (GBR) 6.50
Heat 9: Antoine Delpero (FRA) 13.60, Kai Sallas (HAW) 11.75, Brendan White (USA) 10.15
Heat 10: Phil Rajzman (BRA) 11.75, Bryce Young (AUS) 9.80, Tom Witt (USA) 9.35
Heat 11: Eduardo Bage (BRA) 14.50, Eugene Teal (JPN) 8.50, Dino Miranda (HAW) 7.75
Heat 12: Damien Castera (FRA) 11.65, Alexis Deniel (FRA) 9.75, Jamie Viudes (BRA) 8.10
Heat 13: Romain Maurin (FRA) 10.80, Sam Bleakey (GBR) 8.65, Cole Robbins (USA) 8.45
Heat 14: Taylor Jensen (USA) 16.75, Josh Baxter (USA) 7.50, Keegan Edwards (HAW) 7.25
Heat 15: Timothee Creignout (FRA) 10.90, Jeremias de Silva (BRA) 10.15, Andri Nabeshima (JPN) 5.80
Heat 16: Duane de Soto (HAW) 13.70, Roger Barros (BRA) 13.65, Jonathan Larcher (FRA) 9.05
Oxbow World Longboard Tour Round 2 Trials Results:
Heat 1: Joe Aaron (USA) 11.10, Tom Witt (USA) 10.05, Makanae de Soto (HAW) 7.90, Kevin Osborne (USA) 5.30
Heat 2: Steve Newton (USA) 14.25, Brendan White (USA) 12.55, Noah Shimabukuro (HAW) 10.90, Sean Hagar (USA) 10.05
Oxbow World Longboard Tour Round 1 Trials Results:
Heat 1: Tom Witt (USA) 12.00, Joe Aaron (USA) 11.75, Michael Gee (USA) 8.35, Dennis Bourg (USA) 5.70
Heat 2: Makanae de Soto (HAW) 10.25, Kevin Osborne (USA) 9.55, Robledo Oliveira (BRA) 7.70, Darren Ledingham (USA) 5.75
Heat 3: Brendan White (USA) 11.75, Steve Newton (USA) 8.55, Gabriel Nasceimento (BRA) 7.10, Brett Heimstra (USA) 4.75
Heat 4: Noah Shimabukuro (HAW) 12.65, Sean Haggar (USA) 12.35, Christian Wach (USA) 11.50, Tony Silvagni (USA) 10.70
quarta-feira, 5 de novembro de 2008
Segundo a última edição da revista norte-americana Surfing, está prevista para breve a construção de centrais nucleares em diferentes locais da costa da África do Sul. A culpa, refere o artigo, é da crise eléctrica que se abateu sobre a África do Sul e que tem provocado sucessivos apagões nas mais diversas regiões do país. Para solucionar a escassez de energia e a procura que se prevê para os próximos anos, a Eskom, o fornecedor de energia sul-africano, viu-se obrigada a planear o aumento para o dobro a sua capacidade de oferta.
Assim, a companhia tratou de projectar cinco novas centrais nucleares, sendo que três destas estão previstas para junto de ondas de classe mundial. Uma para Bantamsklip, na Cidade do Cabo, outra junto a um pico secreto na Costa Oeste e a terceira em Thyspunt, localizada a poucos quilómetros de Jeffrey’s Bay. Para além da perigosidade inerente a este tipo de solução energética, a Surfrider Foundation Supertubes, sediada em J-Bay, já veio a público dizer que este projecto poderá ter um impacto tremendamente negativo para Jeffrey’s e para toda a região do Cabo de St.Francis. Tal acontece porque este tipo de centrais precisam de um fornecimento de água massivo para arrefecer os condensadores e, na sequência desse processo, a água enviada de novo para o oceano poderá estar excessivamente quente e poluída.
terça-feira, 4 de novembro de 2008
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Oxbow World Longboard Tour
Stop No. 2 of 2 on 2008 ASP World Longboard Tour
San Clemente, California, United States of America
November 5 - 9, 2008
ASP World Longboard Champion Crowned this Week at Oxbow World Longboard Tour
Pivture by: Asp/CoveredImages-Rowland©2008
SAN CLEMENTE, California (Monday, November 3, 2008) – The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Longboard Tour (WLT) will crown the 2008 ASP World Longboard Champion this week at the Oxbow World Longboard Tour event at Southern California’s iconic San Onofre State Beach.
With a rich surfing history surrounding the venue, this week’s Oxbow World Longboard Tour event is sure to enhance San Onofre State Beach’s legendary place in surf culture. The event marks the last of two ASP WLT events, running from November 5-9, with all of the finest longboarding competitors out to claim the title of ASP World Longboard Champion. The event is a new addition to the ASP WLT, as it was not included in last year’s series.
The first ASP WLT event saw Harley Ingleby (Coffs Harbour, AUS), 25, take a win at the Oxbow World Longboard Tour event at Les Cavalliers in Anglet, France last May and will be out to defend his ratings lead in the final contest at San Onofre State Beach. The talented Australian has yet to compete at the new event location, but hopes there will be a solid swell on tap while he works towards claiming his first ASP WLT title.
“San Onofre State Beach can definitely be a fun wave to surf when there is a bit of swell running,” Ingleby said. “It’s a great place to hang out all day with your friends. I've surfed San Onofre State Beach a bit in the last six or so summers that I have spent over in California, but I haven't surfed it in any competitions yet.”
Colin McPhillips (San Clemente, CA), 33, former three-time ASP World Longboard Champion and current No. 5 on the ASP WLT, is the local favorite entering the event, and the seasoned longboarding professional sees the addition of the Oxbow World Longboard Tour event at San Onofre State Beach as a significant event for up-and-coming professionals to establish themselves amongst the world’s finest competitive longboarders.
“The significance of having a World Longboard Tour for the guys is huge,” McPhillips said. “It gives the young guys something to strive for. Most top guys growing up want to be able to get out there and show their stuff. This gives them the opportunity to go head to head with the best guys around the world.”
Josh Baxter (San Clemente, CA), 38, former three-time regional longboard champion, is another local excited to have an ASP WLT event in his hometown.
“I think Oxbow is awesome!” Baxter said. “Over the past twenty years, they’ve really been the only company that has supported longboarding. They stage their world championships every year and allow us to have an ASP World Longboard Champion. They believe in longboarding so much that I would really like to see them make it in the U.S. We have such a strong longboarding community here – it’s a much more family-oriented sport and it would be great to see people supporting Oxbow since they’ve been putting money up and supporting us for so long.”
Although suffering an early exit from May’s Oxbow World Longboard Tour event and taking himself out of contention for the 2008 ASP World Longboarding Title, Baxter remains motivated, driven to utilize his local knowledge to secure an event victory at San Onofre State Beach.
“I had a pretty bad result in France so I’m pretty much out of the running for the ASP World Title,” Baxter said. “Still though, I think it’s made me that much hungrier to put in my best performance and walk away with the money off that beach.”
Ingleby, McPhillips and Baxter will have their work cut out for them as they battle 48 of the world’s best longboarders including Phil Rajzman (BRA), reigning ASP World Longboarding Champion and current No. 3 on the 2008 ASP WLT, Antoine Delpero (FRA), current No. 2 on the 2008 ASP WLT, and Bonga Perkins (HAW), current No. 3 on the 2008 ASP WLT.
The Oxbow World Longboard Tour event will begin Wednesday, November 5, 2008 and will run through Sunday, November 9, 2008.
This week’s Oxbow World Longboard Tour event will decide the 2008 ASP World Longboard Champion.
The event will be webcast LIVE tune...
For additional ASP information log on to www.aspworldtour.com or www.aspnorthamerica.org
domingo, 2 de novembro de 2008
Notícia retirada de www.conquilha.com
O francês Rémy Arauzo venceu este domingo o Forum Algarve Four Oceans, que decorreu desde quinta feira na Praia de Faro. Esta competição pontuou para os rankings do European Longboard Tour e do campeonato nacional de longboard. O melhor português foi Bruno Grandela.
Com sets de meio metro a um metro com formação razoável, uma ligeira brisa offshore e sob o brilhante sol do Algarve, a competição foi iniciada às 9h00, com a realização das meias finais e finais de longboard e retro boards.
Na competição de longboard, os dois portugueses em condições de chegar à final, Bruno Grandela e Eurico Gonçalves, não conseguiram deter a concorrência estrangeira, que veio a Portugal para amealhar o máximo número de pontos para o ranking europeu. Os portugueses acabaram por ficar-se pelas meias finais.
Na final, disputada entre Rémy Arauzo e Aurelien Meyneux, de França, e Ben Skinner e Sam Bleakley, do Reino Unido, os franceses levaram a melhor.
Rémy Arauzo, que ao longo do campeonato se mostrou o mais regular nas pontuações, fez valer a consistência do seu surf, face à maior espectacularidade dos britânicos, mas com notas mais irregulares.
Ben Skinner, que viria a ser 2º, teve mais de 10 minutos para conseguir uma onda de 6.75 pontos que o levaria ao primeiro lugar.
Enquanto Skinner estava atento aos dois picos que se encontravam em frente ao palanque, Arauzo optou claramente pelo pico da direita, fazendo uma onda até à areia que confirmou a sua vitória.
“Apanhei uma boa onda logo no início do heat e depois controlei até ao fim.” – declarou Rémy depois da final.
Skinner comentou as dificuldades sentidas nas ondas pequenas: “na final foi difícil apanhar as ondas certas. Tive que lutar bastante uma vez que as ondas eram pequenas.”
Das 674 ondas pontuadas pelos juízes durante o campeonato, o ainda campeão em título Ben Skinner efectuou a melhor do evento, com 9.00 pontos, bem como o melhor heat com 16.50.
O ranking europeu será actualizado nos próximos dias. No que se refere ao ranking português, Eurico Gonçalves fica na liderança, uma vez que Bruno Grandela se apresentou para competir sem documentação federativa. A segunda e última etapa nacional está marcada para Dezembro, no Estoril.
A classificação final de longboard ficaria assim ordenada:
1º Rémy Arauzo (FRA)
2º Ben Skinner (UK)
3º Aurelien Meyneux (FRA)
4º Sam Bleakley (UK)
5º Bruno Grandela (POR)
5º James Parry (UK)
7º Eurico Gonçalves (POR)
7º Clément Le Ray (FRA)
Espírito cumpriu-se na competição de retro boards
Na competição de retro boards, o espírito cumpriu-se e os surfistas quiseram apenas mostrar como o surf é divertido e é um forte elo de ligação entre companheiros de ondas.
Sem o stress do resultado final, ainda que as notas estivessem a sair, os participantes empenharam-se em dar espectáculo surgindo aerials e 360 mesmo com mar pequeno.
Ben Skinner venceu e ganhou uma retro Ferox. Em segundo lugar ficou o português Bruno Charneca seguido por Rémy Arauzo e Adam Grifith.
Estiveram disponíveis pranchas de Stand Up Paddle disponibilizadas pela Oxbow. Ao longo dos vários dias de prova, vários surfistas tiveram oportunidade de experimentar esta recente tendência que consiste em sair de pé numa prancha volumosa com um remo e entrar na praia a surfar.
A Expression Session de SUP foi o pretexto para alguns surfistas já fora de competição mostrarem as potencialidades destas pranchas.
A classificação final nas retros ficaria assim ordenada:
1º Ben Skinner (UK)
2º Bruno Charneca (POR)
3º Rémy Arauzu (FRA)
4º Adam Grifith (UK)
5º Neto (POR)
5º Michael Schmitz (NDL)
7º João Almeida (POR)
7º Bruno Cruz (POR)
Pranchas clássicas em exposição no Fórum Algarve
Durante a competição esteve patente ao público uma exposição de pranchas clássicas no Forum Algarve. Uma votação efectuada pelo público premiou um modelo Mark Richards de 1974, na classe single fin, e uma Carabine de 1972, na classe twin fin.
A cerimónia de entrega de prémios decorreu no Forum Algarve. Estiveram presentes os surfistas, representantes do Forum Algarve, Câmara Municipal de Faro, presidente do Clube de Surf de Faro e sponsors do evento.
Nas declarações após a entrega dos prémios, os surfistas agradeceram a forma como foram recebidos em Portugal e sublinharam os aspectos que fazem deste evento algo único como o facto de serem transportados de barco para o local de prova.
A Formosamar transportou todos os surfistas e público presente nos seus tradicionais saveiros até à zona de prova tendo como pano de fundo a Ria Formosa. Este é um dos aspectos mais marcantes do evento, o único em Portugal onde todos os participantes são transportados de barco para o local de competição.
Esta iniciativa foi organizada pelo Clube de Surf de Faro por delegação da European Surfing Federation e da Federação Portuguesa de Surf. O official main sponsor foi o Forum Algarve.
Os apoios institucionais foram da Câmara Municipal de Faro, Junta de Freguesia do Montenegro, Instituto Português da Juventude. Apoiam o evento a Ferox, Oxbow, Santa Maria, Honda, Hotel Mónaco, Nau Catrineta, Havana Club, Formosa Mar e Central de Cervejas.
A divulgação foi assegurada pelo Conquilha.Com Press Center, Zona Radical e pela RUA FM Rádio Universitária do Algarve.
E para finalizar e em nome de todos os longboarders lusos, um grande Muito obrigado a todo o staff e organizador Manuel Mestre "Necas" que foram mais uma vez incansáveis em satisfazer tudo e todos... MUITO OBRIGADO!!! Para o ano estaremos ainda mais de volta!!!
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