BOOST MOBILE PRO PRESENTED BY QUIKSILVER (September 13-18, 2005)
EVENT #8 ON THE ASSOCIATION OF SURFING PROFESSIONALS (ASP)FOSTER’S MEN’S WORLD TOUR
Most Powerful Waves In Years Forecasted To Hit Southern California Coast And Boost Mobile Pro Restarting Tomorrow
The Boost Mobile Pro of Surf Presented by Quiksilver resumes tomorrow at 8am with massive waves expected. And with some extremely exciting matchups including the much anticipated duel between six-time world champ Kelly Slater and wildcard competitor and Southern California native Dane Reynolds organisers of the eighth event on the Foster’s ASP Men’s World Tour expect a huge crowd to be on hand.
According to the American National Weather Service, a storm system to the south is generating powerful waves at south-facing beaches along the Southern California Coast, which will be among the most powerful of the summer with waves up to three metres (10 feet) high — bigger than the epic conditions at the Boost Mobile Pro in 2002.
“We’ve been liaising with surf forecaster Surfline, California State Parks and contest director Mike Parsons and the word is that the storm swell coming from Fiji is going to hit Trestles in time for round three tomorrow, and early indications are that it could be triple overhead in size, said Mark Fewell of Boost Mobile. “Even at one metre (two-to-three feet), Lower Trestles is an incredible high-performance wave, especially when you put the world’s best surfers out there. But with triple overhead waves, this is going to be the best surf we’ve ever had for the contest and some of the best surfing of the year will take place right here.
“I can’t believe the luck that the Boost Mobile Pro has had year after year, said contest director and former Foster’s ASP Men’s World Tour competitor, Mike Parsons. “The south swell forecasted to hit as the contest develops, looks like it’s going to be the biggest south swell of the entire summer!
The fourth annual Boost Mobile Pro of Surf is the only opportunity for spectators to see the world’s top 45 pro surfers compete on the US mainland for $270,000 in prize money. Competition resumes tomorrow with the finals taking place on Sunday.
Times subject to wave conditions. The full schedule of events is available at www.boostmobile.com
About the 2005 Foster’s Men’s World Tour
The world’s best surfers travel the globe competing at premier wave locations, to determine the World Champion. The 2005 Foster’s ASP Men’s World Tour began in Australia at the Gold Coast and Bells Beach, moved onto treacherous Teahupoo in Tahiti, Tavarua in Fiji, Reunion Island and Jeffrey’s Bay in South Africa. The Quiksilver Pro at Chiba in Japan is held just prior to the tour coming to Trestles, California. After the Boost Mobile Pro, the tour will then travel to France, Brazil and finish on Hawaii’s North Shore. Presently six-time world champion and Boost team rider Kelly Slater (USA) leads the ratings.
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About Boost Mobile
Based in Irvine, California, Boost Mobile®, LLC is at the epicenter of the action sports industry. A lifestyle-based telecommunications brand focused on offering premium Pay-As-You-Go wireless phones and services to the youth market, Boost resonates with its consumers through strategic partnerships with leading youth lifestyle brands such as Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy, and others. Boost team riders comprise more than 50 of the world’s top action sports athletes in surf, skate, snow, motocross and BMX, including pro surfers Kelly Slater, Luke Egan Taj Burrow, Mike Parsons, Beau Emerton, Nathan Webster, Mark Occhilupo, Veronica Kay, Makua Rothman, Chelsea Georgeson, Shane Dorian, Rob Machado, Dane Reynolds, Jamie O’Brien, Ian Walsh and Megan Abubo.
BOOST MOBILE PRO OF SURF WEBSITE
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