ZARAUTZ, Basque Country – Spain (Thursday, September 1, 2011) – For the third consecutive day the ASP 6-Star San Miguel Pro Zarautz presented by Euskaltel has been called Off. The new swell expected by event organizers hasn’t arrived yet and no swell was on offer today on the main beach of Zarautz.
Contest director and ASP European tour Head Judge Iain ‘Ratso’ Buchanan decided to pay close attention to the swell movement today with three different calls to make sure no wave would come unridden in Zarautz.
«We’re used to having to deal with small conditions sometimes in the European summer. We’ll probably have to do two banks either friday or saturday and we already had that a couple of weeks ago at the Lacanau event so I know all the staff is ready» said Buchanan.
With three days remaining on the official waiting period of the San Miguel Pro Zarautz pres. by Euskaltel and the entire 77 Heats to run, there is going to be a lot of action on offer for the Basque public and the occasional tourists.
«We’re planning on finishing this event so everyone is relaxed not panicking. During these next two days we’re going to see some exciting surfing and it’s really great here in Zarautz with the public being so close to the action ! That’s one of the beauties of this place, and everyone loves being here so I’m really looking forward to the next couple of days it should be good !».
The ASP 6-Star San Miguel Pro Zarautz pres. by Euskaltel is scheduled from August 30 – 4 September, 2011. For more information, and all upcoming results, photos, video highlights, press releases and LIVE webcast log-on to; www.aspeurope.com
Upcoming San Miguel Pro Zarautz pres. by Euskaltel Round One Matchups
Heat 1: Jack Perry (AUS), Nobuyuki Osawa (JPN), Marthen Pagliarini (BRA), Carlos Gomez (ESP)
Heat 2: Indar Unanue (EUK), Ryan Callinan (AUS), Cheyne Willis (HAW), Kaito Ohashi (JPN)
Heat 3: Patrick Beven (FRA), Alexander El Naib (DEU), Reubyn Ash (GBR)
Heat 4: Kolohe Andino (USA), Adrien Valero (FRA), Frederic Robin (REU), Rudy Marechal (FRA)
Heat 5: Marlon Lipke (DEU), Jared Thorne (USA), Francisco Bellorin (VEN), Alex Iriondo (EUK)
Heat 6: Nic Von Rupp (DEU), Thiago De Souza (BRA), Robertson Goncalves (PRT), Dillon Perillo (USA)
Heat 7: Hugo Savalli (REU), Dede Suryana (IDN), Eduardo Fernandes (PRT), Tim Wrench (AUS)
Heat 8: Jack Freestone (AUS), Ty Watson (AUS), Dane Anderson (USA), Rowan Aish (NZL)
Heat 9: Flavio Nakagima (BRA), Taylor Thorne (USA), Alex Ribeiro (BRA), Yassine Ramdani (MAR)
Heat 10: Brendon Gibbens (ZAF), Perth Standlick (AUS), Thomas Woods (AUS), Gregory Pastusiak (FRA)
Heat 11: Stephen Walsh (AUS), Gabriel Villaran (PER), Luke Cheadle (AUS), Alexandre Chacon (AUS)
Heat 12: David Do Carno (BRA), Beto Mariano (BRA), James Taipan Wood (AUS), Steven Pierson (PYF)
Heat 13: Angelo Bonomelli (ITA), Alan Jhones (BRA), Txaber Trojaola (EUK), Roberto Letemendia (ESP)
Heat 14: Halley Batista (BRA), Marcio Farney (BRA), Ruben Gonzalez (PRT), David Vlug (AUS)
Heat 15: Chris Salisbury (AUS), Manuel Selman (CHL), Freddie Meadows (SWE)
Heat 16: Nick Riley (AUS), Andre Teixeira (BRA), Nicholas Squires (AUS), Matt Baldock (AUS)
Heat 17: William Allioti (FRA), Leandro Usuna (ARG), Igor Munian (ESP), Lee Wilson (IDN)
Heat 18: Gavin Gilette (HAW), Jatyr Berasaluce (ESP), Brent Savage (AUS), James Woods (AUS)
Heat 19: Yujiro Tsuji (JPN), Matt Pagan (USA), Yannick De Jager (NLD), Alessandro Piu (ITA)
Heat 20: Eneko Acero (EUK), Norman Landa (EUK), Filipe Jervis (PRT), Lars Musschoot (BEL)
Heat 21: Casey Brown (HAW), Chad Du Toit (ZAF), Sam Wrench (AUS)
Heat 22: Tom Cloarec (FRA), Teppei Tajima (JPN), Christophe Allary (REU), Ethan Egiguren (EUK)
Heat 23: Alan Donato (BRA), Justin Mujica (PRT), Gordon Fontaine (FRA), Joao Guedes (PRT)
Heat 24: Roberto d’Amico (ITA), Chris Friend (AUS), Romain Laulhe (FRA), Asier Munian (EUK)