ASP Hawaii Monthly Newsletter

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September ASP Hawaii Regional Newsletter:

Aloha ASP Hawaii Members.

The winter surf season is off to a quick start with some decent small scale swells already hitting the islands and there’s been some fun surf on the North Shore since early September. Hopefully a good sign of things to come for this years North Shore surf season. We have a solid event lineup for this winter kicking off with the HIC Pro in October.

Below is our event line up and entry deadline dates:

HIC PRO 4 Star Oct 29 – Nov 10 – ENTRY DEADLINE OCT 1ST

REEF HAWAIIAN PRO Prime Nov 12 – 23 – ENTRY DEADLINE OCT 15TH

VANS WORLD CUP OF SURFING Prime Nov 24 – Dec 6 – ENTRY DEADLINE 29

BILLABONG PIPE MASTERS Dec 8 – 20 – INVITE ONLY

Reminder to all members, you MUST enter before the deadline via the ASP Online Members System to be eligible for any and all ASP sanctioned events, late entries will be placed on the alternate list, NO EXCEPTIONS. Enter on our site.

If you have any questions or require assistance with entering online, call Faith at the ASP Hawaii office (808) 228-3965 or asphi@nullhawaii.rr.com

Enter NOW don’t wait until the last day or minute.

Event formats and qualification for the Triple Crown events will be the same as last year, if you have any questions regarding local qualifications for ASP Hawaii events feel free to contact me via aloha.mthomas@nullgmail.com.

In other news, Sebastian Zietz is having a solid rookie year with two quarter final showings currently 16th on the WCT, John John has bounced back strong from injury with 3rd in Bali and 5th in Tahiti. Freddy P has been on fire of late and has made good in the last few WCT events, he’s currently 19th thanks to a solid 5th place showing in Tahiti as well. Unfortunately our CT boys didn’t fair too well at Lowers, but there’s still three events for them to climb the ratings.

Coming into the final leg of the WQS we have several surfers in striking range of qualifying, Granger, Mason, Keanu, Kiron, Zeke, are all in the top 100, with big results in Haleiwa and Sunset Prime events see these guys qualify for the WCT in a similar fashion as Seas Bass did in 2012. Injury update from Dusty camp, he’s back on Maui rehabbing the knee for possible return in Portugal and no doubt he’ll be ready for the Triple Crown.

On the women’s front, Carissa Moore has been on fire in 2013, she has three wins, a couple of 3rd places, and no worse than a 5th, she’s currently the points leader with another world title in her sights. Coco currently sits 7th with some solid results. Alana is just near the cut line but has two more events to solidify her position. While Malia although outside the cut on the WCT, she’s number one on the QS after the final event.

Juniors update, congratulations to Seth Moniz and Mahina Maeda for taking top honors on the ASP Hawaii regional ratings for 2013. The World JR Championships are being held in Brazill Oct 29 – Nov 5th and we are sending a very impressive team, joining are regional champions are the following surfers.

Keanu Asing
Ezekiel Lau
Seth Moniz
Joshua Moniz
Kalani David

Mahina Maeda
Dax McGill

Also, congrats to the following Long Boarders from Hawaii who qualified for the World Long Board Championships being held in China Nov 20 – 30.

Keegan Edwards
Bonga Perkins
Ned Snow
Nelson Ahina
Kai Sallas
Duane DeSoto

Kelia Moniz
Geodee Clark
Crystal Dzigas

BEST OF LUCK TO ALL OUR SURFERS TRAVELING TO THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BRING HOME THE HARDWARE.

Stay tuned to ASP Hawaii and ASP International sites for ratings, schedules, industry news and updates.

See you in the water!

Marty Thomas
ASP Hawaii

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