2008 Xcel Pro Presented By Honolua On Today For Day 2; Watch It Live

HALEIWA, OAHU, HAWAII – October 29, 2008 – The 2008 Xcel Pro Presented By Honolua continues Day 2 of 3 today, as the current north swell continues to bring in sets in the 8′ to 10′ (Hawaiian) range. Tradewinds returned and should remain offshore through the day.

Conditions are similar to the slightly disorganized Sunset that was seen yesterday on Day 1, but will ideally improve through the afternoon for some cleaner rides.

The first heat of the day – Round 2 (Round of 96), Heat 11 – paddles out at 8:00 a.m. (HST).

All of today’s action will stream LIVE at xcelpro.xcelwetsuits.com with up-to-the-minute results, highlights, and much more.

Still to surf are 2007 Xcel Pro champion Joel Centeio, as well as last year’s finalists Mason Ho, Makua Rothman, and Alex Gray, plus 2006 Xcel Pro champion Evan Valiere.

With local and international competitors challenged yesterday by the sizeable but somewhat atypical Sunset day, today’s swell should provide great opportunities to take advantage of cleaner surf.

Be sure to follow all of today’s action from the 2008 Xcel Pro LIVE Webcast at xcelpro.xcelwetsuits.com.

About the Xcel Pro
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the 2008 Xcel Pro Presented by Honolua is a 4-Star ASP WQS event with a $80,000 purse, drawing pros and amateurs alike to world-class Sunset Beach along the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.

Honolua Surf Co. is the presenting sponsor of the 2008 event. Specializing in surf apparel, Honolua Surf Co. celebrates the lifestyle of watermen and women, and has retail stores throughout Oahu and the Hawaiian islands.

Joining Honolua are associate sponsors Kustom Footwear, VonZipper eyewear and accessories, and Fuel TV. Fuel TV, the only cable network celebrating the lifestyle and culture of action sports, will produce the official Xcel Pro television special airing exclusively on their network (schedule available at fuel.tv). Surfing Live produces this year’s Webcast, streaming live action and results to viewers around the world. Vitamin Water and Surf News Network, Oahu’s local surf forecasting service and the official contest hotline at 808-596-SURF, also support the event.

For more, please visit the contest Web site at xcelpro.xcelwetsuits.com.

About Xcel
Founded in 1982, Xcel International, Inc. (Xcel) is a global wetsuit brand distributed throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific Rim. Headquartered on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, Xcel’s core wetsuit business focuses on the cutting edge of material and design development. Xcel’s primary markets include surf, dive, wakeboard, paddle, and sun (UV Performance Gear).

In addition to its North Shore office, Xcel has retail stores on Oahu and Maui, and a warehouse/repair facility in California.

To learn more about Xcel, please visit xcelwetsuits.com.