September 25, 2014
For Immediate Release:
ASSOCIATION PROFESSIONAL SURFING PUERTO RICO (APSPR)
Corona Extra Contest in Puerto Rico will decide circuit champion.
The 26th Edition of the Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit will take place October 25 and 26 at Middles Beach in Isabela, P.R. There will be a $25,000 prize purse for the Men's event and $12,000 awarded to the Women. This is the 3rd event of 3 for the 2013-2014 APSPR (Association of Professional Surfers of Puerto Rico) circuit and will decide the 2013-2014 season champions.
The current leader of the Mens title race is Gabriel Escudero, who has a total of 3,255 points for the season, after winning the last event at Domes in March and placing second at Middles last October. However, several of his competitors are still in striking range, notably Wesley Toth in second place, who is less than a thousand points behind. Wesley won the last event at Middles in a close final over Gabriel. Also still in the running are Toth's older brother Brian, and Alejandro Moreda. Cody Thompson, from Jacksonville, is the highest rated Mainland competitor at equal third.
On the Women's side of the draw, Chelsea Tuach, from Barbados, holds a very slim lead over Mainland competitors Nikki Viesins and Alexis Engstrom. Also still in the running are P.R. locals Amy Murphree and Idalis Alvarado. Tuach was the winner of last October's event at Middles, and the Women's final at Domes was won by Quincy Davis, who splits her year between P.R. and Montauk, N.Y.. The race for the season title is comprised of the total points that the competitors collect in three events.
Pro surfers from around the Caribbean as well as the Mainland always look forward to competing at the iconic reef break at Middles,which produces some of the best tube riding conditions on the island. Pro surfing fans will remember Middles as the spot where Kelly Slater claimed his 10th ASP world title in beautiful barrels there in 2010. Although Slater will not be competing there next month, the competitors on hand will be looking for similar hollow conditions in pursuit of the Corona Extra Crown.
The Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit, was founded in 2001 by Werner Vega, surfboard shaper and owner of Hang Loose Surf Shop, in Isabela. "Since we began thirteen years ago Corona Extra has been the biggest supporter of Puerto Rican pro surfers" said Mr. Vega. "The continued support of Corona Extra shows a huge commitment to the sport and it's athletes. The contest will have a total purse of $37,000, which 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".
All entries should be received with payment no later than Wednesday, October 15, 2014. After Wednesday, October 15 a late entry fee of $35.00 will be charged. Entry deadline is Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 4:00pm. Entries will not be accepted after Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 4:00pm.
You can register online http://apspr.net/13/ (Registration) if you have a Pay Pal account. Competitors can download an entry form from http://apspr.net/13/ and mail it with payment to APSPR or deliver it at Hang Loose Surf Shop from 10:00am – 4:00pm, or register in person at Hang Loose Surf Shop in Isabela. For more information, call (787) 560-0181 from 10:00am – 4:00pm. You must be an active APSPR member to enter this event. If you are not a member, you must pay your membership fee to register for this event.
Surfing fans who are unable to attend in person at Isabela that weekend will once again have the opportunity to follow the action online with the popular "Heats on Demand" feature. "They will have access to every scoring ride of the event", said APSPR Event Coordinator, Viviannee Vega. "On our website < www.apspr.net > you can scan the draw, and select which heat you would like to watch, 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. All of that scoring information is then available on the APSPR website to anyone with access to a modem.
The other generous sponsors of the Corona Extra Pro Circuit are: Corona Extra, Corona Light, Puerto Rico Tourism Company, AT&T, Jose Cuervo, Cabreiroá, Finlandia, Hang Loose Surf Shop, Werner Vega Surfboards, Mango's, El Nuevo Día, Wapa Tv, N- Punto, Alfa Rock and Mundo Rad.
All entries should be received with payment no later than Wednesday October 15, 2014. Past Wednesday October 15 a late entry fee of $35.00 will be charged. Entry deadline is Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 4:00pm. Entries will not be accepted past Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 4:00pm.
deben ser pagadas en o antes del 15 de Octubre, 2014, pasado el día 15 de Octubre habrá un cargo de $35.00 por inscripción tardía.El “entry deadline” el 18 de Octubre 2014 hasta las 4:00pm.
For Entries / Para Inscripciones:
You can download entry formfrom http://apspr.net and mail it with payment to APSPR or deliver it at Hang LooseSurf Shop 787-560-0181 from 10:00am - 4:00pm.
Puedesbajar la inscripcion de nuestra pagina http://apspr.net y enviarlaporcorreo con el pago a la APSPR o entregarla con el pagoen Hang Loose Surf Shop 787-560-0181 de 10:00am - 4:00pm.
You can register at Hang Loose Surf Shop 787-560-0181
from 10:00am - 4:00pm.
Tepuedesinscribiren Hang Loose Surf Shop
787-560-0181 de 10:00am - 4:00pm.
This is the 3rd event of 3 for the 2013-2014 circuit
You must be an active APSPR member to enter on this event.
If you are not a member, you must paid your membership
to register on this event.
Este es el 3erevento de 3 del circuito 2013-2014
Si no has pagadotumembresia de la APSPR debespagar la mismaparapoderparticiparenesteevento.