Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships: Day Three Breakdown

DAY THREE RESULTS: 2005 QUIKSILVER ISA WORLD JUNIOR SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Competition Builds in Day Three as Surf City USA Continues to ProvideExcellent Surf Conditions

Huntington Beach, Calif., October 11, 2005 – Conditions remained contestablewith waves still in the head-high range in day three of competition at the2005 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships.

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It was a challenging day of competition for the Boys Under 18 with tworounds of qualifiers which ultimately determined those who advanced andthose who dropped back into the arduous repercharge rounds. The morningkicked off pitting teammates from various countries against each other inseveral heats for the first time. In heat one, USA Surf Team members NickRosza and Dane Ward met the challenge head on and came out on top finishingfirst and second respectively. South Africa, clearly one of the topcontending teams, and Japan found themselves in a similar situation in heattwo with South African teammates Brandon Jackson and Josh Schmeltzer upagainst two Japanese surfers, Akihiro Makino and Toru Hayashi. In the end,South Africa prevailed taking first and second respectively and advancing tothe next round.

Heat three brought the upset of the day when Ireland’s lone malerepresentative, Fergal Smith, toppled the competition including the topseeded Australian surfer, Thomas Wimmer, with a combination of a 6.00 and a5.83 to total 11.83. Catching only three waves in his heat, the score wasjust enough for Smith to advance to the next round. Arthur Bourbon ofFrance finished second to advance, while Jesus Chacon from Venezuela andWimmer of Australia finished third and fourth to drop down to therepercharges. Later in the afternoon, Ireland was unable to hold off Hawaiiand the USA as Smith took third in his next round and also dropped to therepercharges.

The drama continued into heat 10 as Brazil, Hawaii, Italy and Jamaica wenthead to head. Jeferson Silva of powerhouse team Brazil took a solid firstplace with a combo two-wave score of 12.33. With less than a minute left inthe heat and needing a 3.23 to advance in second, Icah Wilmot from Jamaicatook an outside set wave, made the inside section and finished off withstrong backhand snap to earn a 3.63 squeezing past Italy’s Giovanni Periniand Hawaii’s Mason Ho who finished third and fourth respectively. “Thereare a lot of really good surfers here and it has been tough so far. It washard to catch waves out there,” said Wilmot. “Going into it, I figured itwas going to be a hard heat but I just had to keep cool and relax.”

It was an emotional win for the whole Jamaican team who has faced heftychallenges just to come to this competition from traveling expenses (whichare about $30,000 USD for a one week stay) to obtaining visas. Prior tothis competition, Jamaica received a grant from their government to helpbuild the national surf team. Of the 11 surfers on the team, three of theBoys Under 18 and three of the Boys Under 16 have been eliminated. And inan unfortunate turn of events later in the afternoon, Wilmot was knocked outUSA and South Africa and forced into repercharges along with three otherJamaican team members.

In a disappointing day for the defending champions, all four Boys Under 18Australian surfers were knocked down to the repercharges. The first upsetcame early in the day with Thomas Wimmer and the other three were knockedout in round three of Boys Under 18 qualifiers. Those Boys Under 18 toadvance from round three included Torrey Meister and Dusty Payne fromHawaii; Jeferson Silva, Eric de Souza and Thomas Hermes from Brazil; NickRosza, Dane Ward and Tanner Gudauskas from the USA; Jordy Smith and ClintonGravett from South Africa; Romain Cloitre from France;. and Morehu Robertsfrom New Zealand.

In the Boys Under 16 round two qualifiers, France and Tahiti de a strongshow with three first-place finishes each. In the first two heats, Tahiti’sNiuhi Marere and David Tereva each took first place. French surfer CharlesMartin out-surfed Australian Josh Bull in heat five taking the win by a mere0.50 point. But the big action of the day for the Boys Under 16 went downin heat six with the match-up between Clay Marzo from Hawaii and Miguel Pupofrom Brazil. Splitting the first wave of the heat, Pupo went left and Marzoright. Making his bottom turn and into a huge snap, Pupo blew his tail outand let his fins loose and returned again with another solid turn to earn abig 9.10. On the other side, Marzo went straight up on his first turn intoa beautiful cut-back and rode it all the way to the shore finishing off witha huge floater on the inside and earning a respectable 8.67. For thosewatching, it was comparable to a WCT showdown.

In the Girls Under 18, the race tightened with Australia, Brazil, Hawaii andthe USA teams solidifying their positions. In heat two, it was a close racebetween Coco Ho from Hawaii and USA Surf Team member Erica Hosseini withboth surfers finishing with a tied two-wave score of 12.67. Ho was giventhe win based on the strength of her 9.0 score for one of her waves. Roxyteam rider Carissa Moore from Hawaii dominated heat four, taking only fourwaves and putting together a two-wave score of 14.20 with a 7.20 and a 7.00.Australians Stephanie Gilmore, Rebecca Oakley and Jessica Hickson andBrazilians Gabriela Teixeir and Bruna Schimitz also advanced to the nextround.Professional surfers have already made appearances early in the competitionto support the groms and their home country teams. Four-time World Championand women’s surfing legend Lisa Andersen hit the beach today not only toshow her support, but lend her voice and knowledge to the live webcast whichshe emceed for a good hour. She also spent time on the beach taking photoswith fellow Roxy team members from around the world. World Championcontender, Pat O’Connell also showed up today to catch the action and chatit up with some of the USA Surf Team. Earlier in the week, current WCTWorld Champion, current ISA World Champion and Peruvian sensation SophiaMulanovich came down to support the junior surfers and her national team.

The 28 countries participating in the week-long competition include:Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, DominicanRepublic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hawaii, Ireland,Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico,South Africa, Tahiti, United Kingdom, United States and Venezuela.

Qualifier round three of Boys Under 16 and repercharge round two for BoysUnder 18 will kick off the morning tomorrow. Repercharge rounds two andthree for Boys Under 16 and repercharge round two for Girls Under 18 willfinish out the day. Competition will run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on thesouth side of the pier. For complete results on today’s competition, livescoring and streaming video, go to www.quiksilver.com/isa. For moreinformation on Surfing America and ISA, visit www.surfingamerica.org andwww.isasurf.org.

About International Surfing Association (ISA)The International Surfing Association (ISA) is recognized by theInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) as the World Governing Authority forSurfing, Bodyboarding and Surfriding. It was originally founded as theInternational Surfing Federation in 1964 and has been running worldchampionships since 1964, and the Junior World Championships since 1980.

ISA membership includes the surfing National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of over50 countries on six continents. Its headquarters are located in San Diego,California. It is presided by Fernando Aguerre, first elected in 1994 inRio, and re-elected five times since. The ISA’s four Vice Presidents arefrom South Africa, Australia, Hawaii and the USA.

Inspired by the Olympic spirit, the Quiksilver ISA World Junior SurfingChampionships showcases athletes competing on behalf of their country. Thetop four finalists will be awarded gold, silver, bronze and copper medals.Like in the Olympics, cultural identity, team spirit and moments of greatpersonal triumph are hallmarks of the event. For more information, visit:www.isasurf.org.

About Surfing America

Surfing America is the ISA-recognized National Governing Body for Surfing inthe United States. The International Surfing Association (ISA) is recognizedby the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the World GoverningAuthority for Surfing, Bodyboarding, and Surfriding. www.surfingamerica.org

Surfing America is also the North America Regional Office of the Associationof Surfing Professionals (ASP). http://www.aspworldtour.com

Surfing America is an IRS recognized 501(c) 3 charitable organization. Alldonations made to Surfing America are tax deductible to the fullest extentallowed by the law. Donation checks should be made payable to: SurfingAmerica, P.O. Box 309, Huntington Beach, CA 92648. End of year tax receiptsare sent to every individual donor of more than $250. For donations under$250, a cancelled check or credit card statement is sufficient evidence forIRS purposes. Surfing America will send a tax receipt to any donor whorequests one.

About Quiksilver, Inc.

Quiksilver, Inc. (NYSE:ZQK) is the world’s leading outdoor sports company,which designs, produces and distributes a diversified mix of brandedapparel, wintersports and golf equipment, footwear, accessories and relatedproducts. The Company’s apparel and footwear brands represent a casuallifestyle for young-minded people that connect with its boardriding cultureand heritage, while its wintersports and golf brands symbolize a longstanding commitment to technical expertise and competitive success on themountains and on the links.

The reputation of Quiksilver’s brands is based on different outdoor sports.The Company’s Quiksilver, Roxy, DC Shoes and Hawk brands are synonymous withthe heritage and culture of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding, and itsbeach and water oriented swimwear brands include Raisins, Radio Fiji,Leilani and Island Soul. The Rossignol, Dynastar, Lange, Look and Kermabrands are leaders in the alpine ski market, and the Company makessnowboarding equipment under its Rossignol, Dynastar, DC Shoes, Roxy, LibTechnologies, Gnu and Bent Metal labels. The Company’s golf businessincludes Cleveland Golf, as well as Never Compromise putters and Fidraapparel by John Ashworth. Gotcha is the Company’s surf-based European brandaddressing street fashion.

The Company’s products are sold in over 90 countries in a wide range ofdistribution, including surf shops, ski shops, skateboard shops, snowboardshops, proprietary Boardriders Club shops, other specialty stores and selectdepartment stores. The European headquarters are in St. Jean de Luz andVoiron, France; and the Asia/Pacific headquarters are in Torquay, Australia.Quiksilver’s corporate and Americas’ headquarters are in Huntington Beach,California.

NOTE: For further information about Quiksilver, Inc., you are invited tovisit our corporate website at www.quiksilverinc.com and the websites of ourbrands at www.quiksilver.com, www.roxy.com, www.dcshoecousa.com,www.fidragolf.com, www.quiksilveredition.com, www.hawkclothing.com,www.rossignol.com, www.dynastar.com, and www.clevelandgolf.com.pionships showcases athletes competing on behalf of their country. Thetop four finalists will be awarded gold, silver, bronze and copper medals.Like in the Olympics, cultural identity, team spirit and moments of greatpersonal triumph are hallmarks of the event. For more information, visit:www.isasurf.org.

About Surfing America

Surfing America is the ISA-recognized National Governing Body for Surfing inthe United States. The International Surfing Association (ISA) is recognizedby the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the World GoverningAuthority for Surfing, Bodyboarding, and Surfriding. www.surfingamerica.org

Surfing America is also the North America Regional Office of the Associationof Surfing Professionals (ASP). http://www.aspworldtour.com

Surfing America is an IRS recognized 501(c) 3 charitable organization. Alldonations made to Surfing America are tax deductible to the fullest extentallowed by the law. Donation checks should be made payable to: SurfingAmerica, P.O. Box 309, Huntington Beach, CA 92648. End of year tax receiptsare sent to every individual donor of more than $250. For donations under$250, a cancelled check or credit card statement is sufficient evidence forIRS purposes. Surfing America will send a tax receipt to any donor whorequests one.

About Quiksilver, Inc.

Quiksilver, Inc. (NYSE:ZQK) is the world’s leading outdoor sports company,which designs, produces and distributes a diversified mix of brandedapparel, wintersports and golf equipment, footwear, accessories and relatedproducts. The Company’s apparel and footwear brands represent a casuallifestyle for young-minded people that connect with its boardriding cultureand heritage, while its wintersports and golf brands symbolize a longstanding commitment to technical expertise and competitive success on themountains and on the links.

The reputation of Quiksilver’s brands is based on different outdoor sports.The Company’s Quiksilver, Roxy, DC Shoes and Hawk brands are synonymous withthe heritage and culture of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding, and itsbeach and water oriented swimwear brands include Raisins, Radio Fiji,Leilani and Island Soul. The Rossignol, Dynastar, Lange, Look and Kermabrands are leaders in the alpine ski market, and the Company makessnowboarding equipment under its Rossignol, Dynastar, DC Shoes, Roxy, LibTechnologies, Gnu and Bent Metal labels. The Company’s golf businessincludes Cleveland Golf, as well as Never Compromise putters and Fidraapparel by John Ashworth. Gotcha is the Company’s surf-based European brandaddressing street fashion.

The Company’s products are sold in over 90 countries in a wide range ofdistribution, including surf shops, ski shops, skateboard shops, snowboardshops, proprietary Boardriders Club shops, other specialty stores and selectdepartment stores. The European headquarters are in St. Jean de Luz andVoiron, France; and the Asia/Pacific headquarters are in Torquay, Australia.Quiksilver’s corporate and Americas’ headquarters are in Huntington Beach,California.

NOTE: For further information about Quiksilver, Inc., you are invited tovisit our corporate website at www.quiksilverinc.com and the websites of ourbrands at www.quiksilver.com, www.roxy.com, www.dcshoecousa.com,www.fidragolf.com, www.quiksilveredition.com, www.hawkclothing.com,www.rossignol.com, www.dynastar.com, and www.clevelandgolf.com.