Details On The Quiksilver Costa Rica Jackpot To Be Held April 23-25

Quiksilver Costa Rica Jackpot
When: April 23rd-25th, 2004
Location: Terraza Del Pacifico, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica Event Prize Purse: $15,750
Quiksilver Men’s Division: (Limited to 92 competitors) Roxy Women’s Division: (Limited to 32 competitors)
The Quiksilver Costa Rica Jackpot in conjunction with the Roxy Costa Rica Skins will be held at the Terraza Del Pacifico hotel & resort, April 23rd-25th, on the beautiful black sand beaches of Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica.

Competitors will be fighting for a chunk of the prize money in a skins contest format, just a few hundred yards away from the Terraza del Pacifico. The famous break offers hollow and punchy A-frame lefts and rights along the black sand beachbreak. Comparable to Puerto Escondido, Mexico, Playa Hermosa offers the most consistent surf in Costa Rica.

Snapple Beverages will award specialty prizes for theSnapple Best Damn Air ($500) and the Snapple Best Damn Barrel ($250).

The contest site is just a few steps away from the beautiful Terraza Del Pacifico hotel and resort, which offers the ideal setting and environment for an event of this caliber. With beautiful waves, a mountainous back drop, dense tropical foliage and the bar & pool a few steps from the beach, the contest site plays great host to the some 2,000 people that turnout each year.

SKINS CONTEST FORMAT

All Names are thrown in a hat before the start of event. Names are drawn at random and placed into skins money round one. Each win will allow for advancement into the next skins heat and a chance at some more cash. If you loose out in round one you will get a second chance (day 2) in skins money round two. The competitor who wins the most skins heats will be deemed the winner…in the event of ties there will be a surf-off round. In the surf-off, the priority buoy system may be used. Highest scoring wave claimed wins.

NOTE: TAKE FOR EXAMPLE YOU ARE IN HEAT ONE, IF YOU WIN THE SKIN YOU ADVANCE TO HEAT THREE, WIN HEAT THREE ADVANCE TO HEAT FIVE AND SO ON…

SCORING CRITERION: The surfer who executes the most radical maneuvers closest to the curl for the longest distance and shows the most controlled style shall receive the highest score, from 1 – 10 with .05 decimal.

SURFING CRITERION: Only one ride scores, and the surfer may claim his ride by holding his hands above his head. He then must immediately prone out and come in. Rider has 15 seconds to decide on a claim after the completion of a ride. Riding another wave after a claim will be automatic disqualification. Paddling back out after a claim will also result in disqualification. An attempt will be made to call out scores as each ride is claimed. 20-minute heats will be allotted. However, heats will be called short when all riders have claimed scores. Important you pay close attention to your heat, it is likely you will be surfing sooner than you would expect. “Le Manz” Beach start format.

To obtain a contest entry form and for more info on the contest, please log on to the links below. Entry deadline is April 14th, 2004. http://www.quiksilver.com/costaricahttp://www.roxy.com/costarica