The 22nd Annual XCEL Pro presented by No Fear
Start Time 8:30AM HST
Live Action and Scores from Sunset Beach
Sunset Beach, Hawai’i, Oct. 31, 2005–The 22nd Annual XCEL Pro presented by No Fear kicked off yesterday with surf in the 4′ foot range increasing through the day to the 6-8′ range (10-12′ faces) with light offshore winds. Today, the 6′ plus sets (10′ faces) at Sunset are rolling in, delivering excellent waves for competitors. The $50,000 Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 3-star World Qualifying Series (WQS) event will continue today with the conclusion of round 2 and most of round 3. The higher seeded surfers will meet those competitors who battled through the first couple of rounds.
Watch for Hawaii surfers Mikey Bruneau, Marcus Hickman, Ross Williams and Kawika Stillwell to carve up fresh slices of Sunset’s open faces. East Coast surfers Eric Geiselman and Devon Tresher and Australia’s Matt Thompson get to surf clean Sunset with four people and put their talent up against the local surfers.
All of the action can be viewed live on Xcelwetsuits.com. Surfinglive unveiled its new one of a kind wireless web water camera to bring the action up close and personal. Two additional land cameras captured various angles at Sunset Beach, interviews with competitors and the local crew, and an instant replay option brought web surfers to a high performance international Hawaiian surf contest as if you were sitting in the sand.
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 champions Derek Ho, Sunny Garcia and three-time world champion Andy Irons plus Bruce Irons, Pancho Sullivan, and the 2004 XCEL Pro champion Fred Patacchia. With valuable ASP ratings points for world tour qualification at stake and a steadily rising level of competition each year, the 2005 XCEL Pro presented by No Fear promises to be one of the most exciting events of the season.
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.
Surfline.com is the official web forecaster for the 2005 XCEL Pro presented by No Fear.
Surfing Magazine is the official magazine for the 2005 event, and Fox’s Fuel TV will be airing the event with national and international distribution.
For more information visit www.xcelwetsuits.com .