OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE – Who: Hawaii’s top pros including last year’s champion Flynn Novak will be joined by Davey Boy Gonsalves, Makuakai Rothman, Daniel Jones, Myles Padaca, Marcus Hickman, Kekoa Cazimero and many more will be battling for not only a shot at the Sponsor Me Hawaii Pro Am title, but also the chance at earning a slot into the coveted Triple Crown of Surfing this winter on the North Shore
What: The Sponsor Me Hawaii Pro Am a WQS 1* rated ASP Hawaii Event.
When: August 15-22 is the window for competition. The contest will only run on the best days during the window.
Where: The premier spot on the South Shore of Oahu—Ala Moana bowls, brah! Tune into http://surf.transworld.net/ala-moana-bowls-live/ and check out the action at Bowls!
“TransWorld SURF couldn't be more stoked to have partnered up with Sponsor Me on this event,” says Charlie Anderson, Publisher of Transworld SURF. “It’s the type of event we’ve been looking to support in Hawaii,” Anderson went on to say, “This contest really provides the young guys with the opportunity they’re looking for to break out of the clutter, make some noise, and get the recognition they deserve to take their skill to the next level.”
About Ala Moana Bowls: Ala Moana has starred in over 30 surf videos including "Endless Summer" and "Tales of the Seven Seas" which includes a scene that perfectly characterizes the spot – massive tubes, boards flying, ruthless drop-ins, and the climactic conclusion of a catamaran being capsized by a cleanup set. One of the best places to surf in Hawaii, Ala Moana Bowls is a popular spot on Oahu. It's an exposed reef break with consistent surf. This left-hand reef break is the symbol of great South Shore waves. Packed and very competitive, it's virtually reserved for locals who know how to surf inside the bowl. Ala Moana is a long wave with a few different tube sections and a range of takeoff spots. The bowl is just that-an inside-out section halfway in that forms between the Ala Moana boating channel and the Pacific Ocean. It holds waves of 4 to 12 feet. The takeoff is steep and fast; getting caught behind is risky. It's most ideal when a south swell detonates on the initial bowl section. The water next to the reef has been dredged for the harbor so the swells are unique. Ala Moana Bowls is at its best in summertime due to the south swells that provide the surfing community a much needed opportunity to win valuable WQS points at home breaks. These points will count towards qualification for the 2009 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and the 2009 elite World Championship Tour