IMBITUBA, Brazil (Friday, Oct. 31, 2008) – Round 2 of the Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro has resumed in two to three foot (one metre) waves at Praia da Vila beach in Imbituba this morning.
IMBITUBA, Brazil (Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008) – Round 2 of the Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro is off again today. The small, two foot conditions on offer are not suitable for Dream Tour competition. Forecasts indicate that the contest may resume tomorrow.
SAN CLEMENTE, California (Wednesday, October 29, 2008) – The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Longboard Tour (WLT) will make its final stop of the year at California’s famed San Onofre State Beach in San Clemente, California with the Oxbow World Longboard Tour event from November 5-9, 2008.
IMBITUBA, Brazil (Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008) – Round 2 of the Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro will not run at Praia da Vila in Imbituba today. Despite contestable conditions on offer this morning, contest officials feared that consistency could decline throughout the day and the event was ultimately called off for the day.
IMBITUBA, Brazil (Tuesday, October 28, 2008) – With a scoreline boasting the day’s highest heat total and single wave score (a 17.17 and 9.50 respectively) ASP World Tour rookie Jordy Smith (ZAF) looked like he would be collecting top honors on Day 1 of the Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro. Two interference calls later, Smith had a 0.00 to show for his standout performance in Imbituba’s five foot waves today.
IMBITUBA, Brazil (Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008) – Today is the first of a nine-day waiting period for the Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro, the second to last stop on the 2008 ASP World Tour, and the action will commence in Imbituba, Brazil at 9am. Favorable four to five foot (one metre plus) conditions are on offer this morning.
a WEEK OF LEFTS IN SAMOA
A nice uncrowded week
SANTA CRUZ, California (Sunday, October 26, 2008) – Mason Ho (North Shore, HI), 20, won the Oakley Pro Junior ASP North America Championships, an ASP Grade-3 event, in four-to-six foot (2 metre) surf at Santa Cruz’s coveted Steamer Lane this afternoon by posting the highest heat total of the event, a near perfect 19.10 out of a possible 20, leaving fellow finalists Jayke Sharp (Coffs Harbor, AUS), 19, Fisher Heverly (Emerald Isle, NC), 17, and Bruno Rodrigues (Huntington Beach, CA), 20, in a combination situation.