Corona Pro Surf Circuit Oneill Series #4
On Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Middles Beach, near the town of Isabela, pro surfing in Puerto Rico Began again with the crowning of men’s and women’s champions Brian Toth and Maria Kuzmovich. Their victories gave them the early lead in the yearly APSPR rankings. Brian Toth, a local from Isabela, has previously won 8 events, as well as four seasons championships.
In today’s final Toth defeated fellow puertorrican Gabriel Escudero, both are goofy footers surfing on their backhand in the right handers at Middles, Toth was spectacular with the best wave displaying four vertical backhand hits to earn a score of 8.8 out of 10. Toth took home a check for $10,000 and 1,750 valuable rating points.
The iconic reef at Middles beach on the North West coast of the island will see intense competition again next month when the top surfers from the Caribbean gather on October 7-9.
Middles holds an historic place in surfing history, as it was the site of the 2010 former ASP World Tour, now the WSL, when Kelly Slater surfed to win his 10th World Title. The giant swells that are pushed southward by cold fronts and tropical storms are the annual attraction that has lured International surfers to Puerto Rico for over fifty years. The shallow reef at Middles is known for producing the hollow waves that often make the competition there a “tube riding contest”.
This will be the 30th edition of the Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit, and it will add up the point’s race to crown the 2016-2017 O'Neill Series Champions for both the men and women competitors. The competition season is supported by APSPR (Association of Professional Surfers of Puerto Rico) and consists of three events. Each has over $37,000 in prize money, with $25,000 allocated for the men and $12,000 for the women’s. The Men’s winner will take home a first place check for $10,000. The Women’s champion will receive $5,000”. A field of 60 or more contestants is expected that will include competitors from US, Caribbean Islands, Central and South America. Last year defending champs of this event are Brian Toth (PR) and Nikki Viesiens (US).
Evan Thompson (FL) and Chelsea Roett (BRB) won the last event at Domes in March. At that time, the Corona Extra Pro Surfing Circuit O’neill Series also crowned circuit champions Asher Nolan (FL) and Alexis Engstrom (PR).
The current ratings leaders for the Men are: Asher Nolan (US), Brian Toth (PR) Rafael Pereira (VNZ) Cody Thompson (US) and Gabriel Escudero (PR). Nolan, Toth and Escudero are all previous winners of APSPR events.
March 6, 2016- Domes Beach, Rincon, Puerto Rico
Beautiful 2 to 4 foot conditions graced Domes Beach in the morning for the 29th Edition of the Corona Extra Pro. The crowds were treated to professional surfing from the men and women. Up for grabs was the 29th Edition of Corona Extra Title and the Corona Extra Pro Surfing Circuit O’neill Series. Surfers started off the day in clean conditions but as the West wind picked up throughout the day, conditions became more challenging. Evan Thompson (FL) and Chelsea Roett (BRB) were able to come out on top with their champion performances. The Corona Extra Pro Surfing Circuit O’neill Series also crowned circuit champions Asher Nolan (FL) and Alexis Engstrom (PR).
Middles Beach, Isabela, Puerto Rico (Sunday, October 18, 2015) – The 28th Edition of the Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit O’Neill Series #2 finished and crowned champions today in 1-3 foot surf. The surfers battled in difficult small conditions but this do not stop finalists to show their repertory of maneuvers and great performance. The champions, Brian Toth (PR) and Nikki Viesins (Fl), were able to prove themselves in varying small waves and wind conditions.
Winners, Toth & Viesins with runner-ups Graves & Engstrom: Pic by AC /APSPR ©
EVENT TO RUN ON FRIDAY 16
Due to a lack of waves on sunday, the event will commence on Friday and Saturday, if the surf forecast changes in the next couple of days there could be a subject to change for the event , but as of now Friday and Saturday will have beautiful conditions .
Me, the Surfers Rep Brian Toth, the sponsors of the event Ariel Aviles representing Corona and in representation of O’neill, Pablo Diaz, we have all been monitoring the wave forecast for the weekend, during the past two days it's been an increase in the size of the waves for Friday 16 and Saturday 17 to three feet at 10 seconds which give us the confidence that there will be enough waves to run the event on Friday and Saturday, as for now the waves are forecasted to decrease on Sunday, having said this we have prepared to commence running the event on Friday and everyone who is on the mens first and second round should be ready to start competition on Friday commencing first heat at 7:30am, there still three more days to go and we are in hopes that the waves conditions could always possibly improve for the weekend do to some activity on the Atlantic Ocean. To guarantee the best possible waves for the contestants we are prepared to run the event any day begining on Friday through Sunday. We’ll be in contact with all of you and keep you guys updated daily as the weekend approach.