The 22nd Annual XCEL Pro presented by No Fear

Sunset Beach, Hawaii, Sept. 14, 2005–Hawaii-based Xcel Wetsuits is proud to bring the 22nd Annual XCEL Pro presented by No Fear to spectators across the globe with a live webcast of all the action in and out of the water on XCELWETSUITS.COM powered by surfinglive.com.

The $50,000 Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 3-star World Qualifying Series (WQS) event traditionally marks the beginning of the winter surf season in Hawai’i, attracting 140 of the world’s top surfers to the first-class waves at Sunset Beach. Three cameras including a water camera delivering live feed to the webcast plus instant replay and live scores will put you closer to the action than ever before. The waiting period begins on Oct. 27, 2005.

The XCEL Pro serves as a prime opportunity for surfing’s best amateurs and aspiring pros to showcase their talent and follow in the foot steps of Xcel Pro past winners, world champion Derek Ho, world champion Sunny Garcia, two-time world champion Andy Irons, Bruce Irons, Pancho Sullivan, and the 2004 XCEL Pro champion Fred Patacchia. With valuable ASP ratings points for world tour qualification at stake, as well as a steadily rising level of competition each year, the 2005 XCEL Pro presented by No Fear promises to be one of the most consequential events of the season.

Between the semifinals and the finals of the main event, the $2,000 Lei Lei’s Longboard Expression Session will feature the world’s most progressive longboarders in an exhibition of high-performance longboarding in big surf. Some of the world’s top longboarders will perform radical, hybrid maneuvers through Sunset’s critical and often unforgiving sections.

The holding period for the Xcel Pro is Oct. 27 – Nov. 5. Surfline ( www.surfline.com ) will be the official wave forecaster. Contest organizers will select the best days of surf during the 10-day waiting period to hold the event. Contest status will be available daily at www.xcelwetsuits.com.

About XCEL WETSUITS
Established in 1982 in Hawaii on Oahu’s North Shore XCEL is a worldwide wetsuit brand that is distributed throughout the U.S. and 16 countries. XCEL’s markets include surfing, diving, wake boarding and sun protection. For more information please go to www.xcelwetsuits.com

About Surfline
Surfline is the leading provider of surf report and forecast information to consumers, businesses and government agencies worldwide. Headquartered in Huntington Beach, California, Surfline delivers timely, accurate and comprehensive data on a daily basis via phone, fax, wireless web and the Internet.

About SurfingLive.com
The next level of live surf entertainment is here. SurfingLive.com is a live cam events network that believes in quality first. SurfingLive.com features high quality surf cams, live events and a complete on-demand video center.

For more information
Please go to www.xcelwetsuits.com and click on the Xcel Pro logo. When the event waiting period commences, Surf News Network Hotline will be the official surfline for the contest (808-596-SURF).