San Miguel Pro Zarautz presented by Euskaltel Expected to Start Tomorrow
ZARAUTZ, Basque Country (Wednesday, September 1, 2010) - The San Miguel Pro Zarautz presented by Euskaltel was forced to call another lay day due to continuing small conditions. Event officials are confident of starting the 145,000$US Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) sanctioned event tomorrow morning at 08:00am. The swell forecast looks positive for the following days through to the weekend with a strong ground swell and excellent wave period expected to hit Zarautz overnight.
Smaller 1-ft (0.30m) peaks were breaking at the main event site today. Clear skies, light winds and warm temperatures are making for ideal surfing weather however the current swell size is incontestable.
Officials did not hesitate to call today off and decided not to make another call later in the day because there were absolutely no signs of any swell pushing in throughout the day.
A call will be made tomorrow, Day 3 of the official waiting period, at 07:45am for an 08:00am start of Round One. With 4 days remaining in the official waiting period and the swell forecast at hand, the San Miguel Pro Zarautz presented by Euskaltel is setting up for some intense days of competitive surfing culminating with the crowning of this year's champion over the weekend.
Surfers competing at the San Miguel Pro Zarautz presented by Euskaltel are looking for valuable ASP World Ranking Points and for the European contingent they are at stop nº 8 of 12 on the ASP European Men's Series which also has points up for grabs.
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San Miguel Pro Zarautz presented by Euskaltel Round One Matchups
Heat 1: Paulo Moura (BRA) , Tonino Benson (HAW), Christophe Allary (REU), Alex Gironi (EUK)
Heat 2: Marlon Lipke (DEU), Brad Ettinger (USA), Charles Martin (GLP), Adrien Valero (FRA)
Heat 3: Maxime Huscenot (FRA), Jorge Spanner (BRA), Omer Bar (ISR), Borja Agote (EUK)
Heat 4: Marco Giorgi (URY), Abdel El Harim (MAR), Ryah Arthur (USA), Alessandro Piu (ITA)
Heat 5: Tim Boal (FRA), Manuel Selman (CHL), Romain Laulhe (FRA), Marcos San Segundo (EUK)
Heat 6: Kevin Sullivan (HAW), Jean Da Silva (BRA), Dylan Southworth (MEX), Taylor Thorne (USA)
Heat 7: Heath Joske (AUS), Kai Barger (HAW), Jose Maria Cabrera (CNY), Rudy Marechal (FRA)
Heat 8: Eneko Acero (EUK), Dede Suryana (IDN), Txaber Trojaola (EUK), Antonio Marques (CNY)
Heat 9: Andre Silva (BRA), Kieran Horn (USA), Damien Chaudoy (REU), Roland Lefeuvre (FRA)
Heat 10: Alex Ribeiro (BRA), Joao Guedes (PRT), Adrien Toyon (REU), Norman Landa (EUK)
Heat 11: Mitch Coleborn (AUS), Odirlei Coutinho (BRA), Joackim Petersen Guichard (NOR), Cheyne Willis (HAW)
Heat 12: Billy Stairmand (NZL), Frederic Robin (REU), Bruno Rodrigues (BRA), Edouard Delpero (FRA)
Heat 13: Jay Quinn (NZL), Nic von Rupp (DEU), Eduardo Fernandes (PRT), Frederico Morais (PRT)
Heat 14: Indar Perez (EUK), Ruda Carvalho (BRA), Luca Petersen Guichard (NOR), Miguel Ximenez (PRT)
Heat 15: Jano Belo (BRA), Hugo Savalli (REU), Pablo Gutierrez (ESP), Alexander El Naib (DEU)
Heat 16: David Weare (ZAF), Cory Ziems (AUS), Blake Jones (USA), Julian Cuello (CNY)
Heat 17: Bernardo Miranda (BRA), Parrish Byrne (AUS), Medi Vemenardi (REU), Cody Sammons (USA)
Heat 18: T.J Barron (HAW), Casey Brown (HAW), Eric Rebiere (FRA), Chase Wilson (USA)
Heat 19: David do Carmo (BRA), Brent Dorrington (AUS), Jatyr Berasaluce (EUK), Andre Oziol (BRB)
Heat 20: Tiago Camarao (BRA), Klee Strachan (ZAF), Vincent Duvignac (FRA), Lars Musschoot (BEL)
Heat 21: Rhys Bombaci (AUS), Jack Perry (AUS), Madison Williams (AUS), Jared Thorne (USA)
Heat 22: Torrey Meister (HAW), Alan Stokes (GBR), Jay Davies (AUS), Filipe Jervis (PRT)
Heat 23: Shaun Joubert (ZAF), Brendon Gibbens (ZAF), Manfred Adrio (ZAF), Dege O'Connell (HAW)
Heat 24: Richard Christie (NZL), Nick Riley (AUS), Russell Molony (AUS), Mohammed Berrada (MAR)
Source: ASP Europe
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