Nova Schin Festival Ready To Roll

Wednesday, November 3, 2004 (Joaquina, Florianopolis, Brazil) The Nova Schin Festival 2004 was again plagued by small surf today, forcing organizers to use another day of the event’s waiting period. A new southeast swell is predicted for tomorrow, with round one of the Foster’s men’s ASP World Championship Tournament (WCT) expected to commence.

ASP tour manager and Florianopolis local Renato Hickel explained the current situation and outlook as follows…

“Basically the long range forecast we had in the beginning of the week faded, and we’re not expecting any significant swell during the remainder of waiting period,” said Hickel. “We’re going to have to try and utilize the increase we’ve got coming in the next few days to best showcase the event. Hopefully with the variety of breaks the Island has to offer, we’ll be able to work with the wind variations and profit from the mobility element of the Nova Schin Festival. After three days wait already, all the competitors and organizers are eager to get underway tomorrow.”

All upcoming heats are listed below, and daily releases will be posted on www.terra.com.br and www.aspworldtour.com .

Nova Schin Festival WCT Brasil 2004 Round One (1st>Rnd3; 2nd>Rnd2)

H1: Peterson Rosa (BRA); Troy Brooks (AUS); Eric Rebiere (FRA)

H2: Michael Lowe (AUS); Neco Padaratz (BRA); Renan Rocha (BRA)

H3: Jake Paterson (AUS); Darren O’Rafferty (AUS); Fabio Gouveia (BRA)

H4: Taj Burrow (AUS); Guilherme Herdy (BRA); Leonardo Neves (BRA)

H5: Nathan Hedge (AUS); Tom Whitaker (AUS); Tanio Barreto (BRA)

H6: Luke Egan (AUS); Raoni Monteiro (BRA); Adriano de Souza (BRA)

H7: C.J. Hobgood (USA); Victor Ribas (BRA); Odirlei Coutinho (BRA)

H8: Andy Irons (HAW); Pat O’Connell (USA); Rafael Becker (BRA)

H9: Kelly Slater (USA); Kalani Robb (HAW); Ricardo Ortiz (BRA)

H10: Joel Parkinson (AUS); Tim Curran (USA); Renato Galvao (BRA)

H11: Phillip MacDonald (AUS); Trent Munro (AUS); Beau Emerton (AUS)

H12: Taylor Knox (USA); Bruce Irons (HAW); Luke Hitchings (AUS)

H13: Lee Winkler (AUS); Michael Campbell (AUS); Toby Martin (AUS)

H14: Cory Lopez (USA); Kieren Perrow (AUS); Armando Daltro (BRA)

H15: Richard Lovett (AUS); Nathan Webster (AUS); Greg Emslie (ZAF)

H16: Paulo Moura (BRA); Marcelo Nunes (BRA); Shane Beschen (USA)

The Nova Schin Festival WCT 2004 is proudly co-sponsored by the Santa Catarina Government, Tropical Brasil, Terra, Fluir magazine and Fecasurf.