MAKAHA, Oahu/Hawaii (Monday, November 1, 2010) – The Oxbow ASP World Longboard Championships has finalized the draw, with the main event set to hit the water as early as tomorrow after deciding the final event wildcard via a 32-man surf-off today in building two-to-four foot (1 metre) surf at Makaha on Oahu’s west side.
The Oxbow ASP World Longboard Championships is a winner-take-all event with the victor earning the title of 2010 ASP World Longboard Champion.
“We’ve completed the trials and were really impressed with the level of local talent here at Makaha,” Eli Curry, Oxbow ASP World Longboard Head Judge said. “We’re in excellent position for the remainder of the event and should have plenty of swell on tap for the main rounds.”
With a promising northwest swell expected to grow to the 10-to-12 foot (3-4 metre) range by tomorrow, the event’s Round 1 action has the potential for some breathtaking performances.
The Oxbow ASP World Longboard Championships holds a waiting period from October 30 through November 7, 2010.
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Upcoming Oxbow ASP World Longboard Championships Round 1 Match-ups:
Heat 1: Bonga Perkins (HAW) vs. Genki Kino (JPN)
Heat 2: Amaro Matos (BRA) vs. Nobuhiro Ogashira (JPN)
Heat 3: Keegan Edwards (HAW) vs. Tony Silvagni (USA)
Heat 4: Phil Rajzman (BRA) vs. Nelson Ahina (HAW)
Heat 5: Duane DeSoto (HAW) vs. Josh Baxter (USA)
Heat 6: Colin McPhillips (USA) vs. Jackson Close (AUS)
Heat 7: Bryce Young (AUS) vs. Jared Neal (AUS)
Heat 8: Harley Ingleby (AUS) vs. Kekoa Uemura (HAW)
Heat 9: Kai Sallas (HAW) vs. Brad Weare (ZAF)
Heat 10: Matthew Moir (ZAF) vs. Alexis Deniel (FRA)
Heat 11: Eduardo Bage (BRA) vs. Andre Deca (BRA)
Heat 12: Ben Skinner (GBR) vs. Rusty Keulana (HAW)
Heat 13: Antoine Delpero (FRA) vs. James Parry (GBR)
Heat 14: Remi Arauzo (FRA) vs. Alex (Picuruta) Salazar (BRA)
Heat 15: Ned Snow (HAW) vs. Kekoa Auwae (HAW)
Heat 16: Taylor Jensen (USA) vs. Dane Pioli (AUS)