Live scoring available at www.bodyglovesb.asglive.com
San Clemente, Calif. – April 26, 2005 – The prestigious Body GloveSurfbout Presented by Adio kicked off at Lower Trestles this morningunder blue skies and light offshore winds. Slightly inconsistent butglassy 3 to 4 foot waves had expectations running high as competitorschecked in for the opening rounds.
Igniting round one, Aaron Cormican gave an impressive performance,taking advantage of a nice left and a following right, he linked aseries of backside and frontside hooks that handily allowed him to takethe heat and advance into the next round.
In round 2, perhaps the best competition of the day, Sean Hayes and TedNavarro battled it out. Ultimately Navarro would prevail, posting an8.0 and a 9.5 for a combined heat score of 17.5. After hitting thebeach, Navarro commented on his performance. “I just felt really solidout there,” he said with a smile, “the waves were really good so it waspretty easy to surf well and post solid scores.”
In his second appearance of the day, Aaron Cormican came out lookingfired-up and weighed in with a performance that the judges were calling”state of the art” and “futuristic.” Cormican slammed a few solidscores with an exhaustive vertical face-attack and sealed the win, muchto the delight of the crowd, with a huge frontside air reverse.
Bumpy conditions prevailed throughout the afternoon as onshore windssteadily increased, however Lowers continued to hold its shape andstayed highly contestable for the remainder of the day. Performancelevels remained equally as high, especially during the final heat of theday when former Surfbout champ Rob Machado hit the water and dominatedwith a 9.5 and an 8.93, calmly and smoothly dispatching the competition.
The Body Glove Surfbout Presented by Adio will commence tomorrow at 8am.Live scoring and press updates are available atwww.bodyglovesb.asglive.com.
Wednesday will be running in the waist to occasional chest high as thatsouth swell combo continues to fade and mixes with some shorter periodNW. Morning heats should get a nice push as the tide comes back up fromthat -0.8ft low at 6am. Thursday will be in the waist high+ range withsome new SW swell due to show on the small side with size increasingslowly and eventually hitting the shoulder high+ range for Friday andSaturday. Conditions are looking clean for Wednesday morning. A weakspring storm is moving ashore to the north and will increase onshorewinds later tomorrow with a slight chance of rain as early as theevening hours. Thursday expect rain and continued onshore winds withimproving conditions for Friday and Saturday.
About Body Glove
Founded in 1953, Body Glove is a leading, worldwide action sports brandspecializing in wetsuits, swimwear, clothing, footwear, accessories andtechnology accessories. Its contributions to action sports include theBody Glove Surfbout (4 Star WQS event), and continued support of theNSSA National Scholastic Surfing Championships. The company sponsorsone of the most respected surf and wakeboard teams in the industry withsuch powerhouse names as pro-surfers CJ Hobgood, Bruce Irons, ConanHayes and Holly Beck and wakeboarders Darin Shapiro and Phillip Soven.Through Reef Check, Heal the Bay, SIMA’s environmental fund, and theSurfrider Foundation, Body Glove works to preserve the purity of thewaters it loves. Body Glove products are sold in the U.S. by a networkof independent retailers. Body Glove is also sold in approximately 50countries internationally through distributors, sales agents andlicensees.
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