Nova Schin Festival On Hold For Wednesday, Ward And Stedman Take The Money In The Foster’s Expression Session

Wednesday 2 November, 2005
Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil

NOVA SCHIN FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY BILLABONG
(31 October — 9 November)

EVENT #10 ON THE FOSTER’S ASSOCIATION OF SURFING PROFESSIONALS (ASP) MEN’S WORLD TOUR

Live on www.aspworldtour.com and www.billabongpro.com

With a side shore wind howling through the competition site at Joaquina, Florianopolis, Brazil, organisers of the Nova Schin Festival presented by Billabong have decided to place the event on hold for the remainder of the day.

When they meet again tomorrow at 6.30am local time, it is hoped that the swell will have built and the wind will be coming from a more favourable direction, as has been predicted.

The 10th event on the Foster’s ASP Men’s World Tour will then continue on with the remaining four heats of round one and then head into round two.

The remaining heats of round one include:

Heat 13
Daniel Wills (AUS) vs Luke Stedman (AUS) vs Tom Curren (USA)

Heat 14
Fred Patacchia (HAW) vs Greg Emslie (ZAF) vs Bernado Pigmeu (BRA)

Heat 15
Tom Whitaker (AUS) vs Raoni Monteiro (BRA) vs Guilherme Herdy (BRA)

Heat 16
Peterson Rosa (BRA) vs Kirk Flintoff (AUS) vs Renan Rocha (BRA)

Earlier today Chris Ward (USA) and Luke Stedman (AUS) took the prizes for biggest aerial and best overall wave respectively in the Foster’s Expression Session.

In the one-hour format where surfers are encouraged to push the limits and attempt futuristic manoeuvres in the hunt for cash prizes, Ward took the biggest “air with a huge and very difficult frontside aerial with a no-handed rotation.

Stedman claimed the best wave with a longer ride where he pulled off two very powerful backside gouges.

For all tomorrow’s action stay tuned to www.aspworldtour.com or www.billabongpro.com