The 2006 Matix/Sun Diego Pro/Am Surf Series is set to kick off October 8-9, 2005 at Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach, Ca. The Surf Series has eight events and features the Matix Pro Division with over $40,000.00 in prize money and bonuses up for grabs.
The Adio Pro Junior Division is also a part of the Surf Series and has over $20,000.00 in prize money and bonuses up for grabs.
The Sobe-No Fear Airshow runs in conjunction with the Surf Series and has over $20,000.00 in prize money and bonuses up for grabs as well.
Sector Nine will reward $200 for Most Radical Maneuver at each event!
Along with over $80,000.00 in prize money and bonuses the Matix/Sun Diego Surf Series offer great exposure and competition for both riders and their sponsors. The 2005 Season was won by Anthony Petruso and every event was covered by Happy Magazine, Surf Shot, surfermag.com, surfingthemag.com and transworldsurf.com. Surfline has come on board as a sponsor for the 2006 season and each event will be featured on surfline.com with both photos and video coverage. Each event will also be featured on Fuel Network’s 54321.
Ryan Simmons has signed on to be the seasons new head judge and is focused on bringing the judging to par with WQS events. The Matix/Sun Diego Pro/Am Surf Series is a great training ground for young pros and is ideal to sharpen hungry WQS competitors between tour events.
The Surfline Forecast for event #1 at Fletcher Cove, looks like some decent waves on tap for the weekend. We will have a mix of peaking SW swell (205-220) and some steep NW swell (300+). At this point most of the average waves will hold in the chest-shoulder high range while the standout sets should see some head high+ faces. Unfortunately there will be some higher tides throughout the day (with a 5.5 high hitting right around noon on Saturday and a 5.2 high at 1PM on Sunday). Shape could be a little slow thanks to these tides. Winds are looking generally good as well…should be light in the mornings with some NW flow 10-14 knots in the afternoons.
Space is limited in each event so please get your entries in early to ensure your riders a spot. Log onto sundiego.com for schedule, entry info, prize money breakdown and all info or contact contest director 760.607.1225