Following the "Man" of his era (Slater), JASON APPARICIO goes 2 for 2 after the second event of the year, putting him well ahead in the SURFING TNT ranks for 2008!
Fresh off a trip from Indo, it appeared as though the "Barrel of his Life" in G-Land helped the old veteran find/continue his winning form.
Serious rain on sunday morning threated to shut down the event, held for the first time in Damiens on the North Coast, but all the hard cores made the effort to come out and the event turned out to be a great success.
We were blessed with very good contest waves in the 3-5' range that were quite powerful and tricky at times. The event also had the best surfer turnout thus far for a trials in 2008, totaling 16 competitors.
Justin Tang, a Damiens Bay regular, was able to find a gem of a barrel in his semi-final heat, posting a near perfect, highest score of the day. Fellow "north-coast rat" Alan De Verteuil made his first appearance in a Trials Final, securing 3rd place. Riding a variety of borrowed boards, Shane Hennaman's luck appeared to run out in the finals, he took 4th.
In the end event results were as follows:
1) JASON APPARICIO
2) JUSTIN TANG
3) ALAN DE VERTEUIL
4) SHANE HENNAMAN
NEXT TRIALS IS SUNDAY, MAY 4th IN TOCO @ 9 a.m. See You There!
Justin Tang Airs out his fins on his way to second place...
Jason Apparicio smashes an unsuspecting lip to win the event.