Wednesday, January 27, 2010

SURFING T&T SICK SATURDAY A HUGE SUCCESS!

SANS SOUCI, TRINIDAD. On Saturday 9th January 2010 the SURFINGT&T held their first official event of the year in Toco. The day began at noon with the Surfer of the Year National Team Trails #1 at Salibea Beach, near the Toco Lighthouse. With solid waves in the 4’-5’ range and favorable conditions for contest surfing, the 12 top surfers in the country entered the water to compete for valuable points and hopefully a place on the National Team.

Top local surfer, and 2009 Surfer of the Year, Christopher Dennis Managed to edge past local surfing legend Che Lovelace in the Final to take an early lead in the 2010 Surfer of the Year race. His victory will secure him 1000 points on the tally sheet.

Minutes after the horn was blown to end the Trials, all the competitors and event organizers packed up and headed for Sans Souci, where the SURFING T&T Annual General Meeting was held. The existing executive of the Association was un-contested and they secured their positions for another two (2) year term running the development of Surfing in T&T. The executive committee is: Keith Lewis – President, Sherrard Spiers – Vice President, Warren Rostant – Secretary, Lee Quesnel – Treasurer, Mark de Verteuil – Public Relations, and Johnathan Torry – Head Judge.

The 2009 SURFING T&T Surfer of the Year, Christopher Dennis, was then awarded with his very special SANS SOUCI MEMORIAL TROPHY that was build locally and dedicated to the lives of all the Trinidad and Tobago surfers that have been lost over the years. Finally, the members of SURFING T&T were treated to an experience of a lifetime. With the help of Power Up Rental Equipment Ltd, the Bay of SANS SOUCI was illuminated with two massive industrial lighting towers and the surfers all paddled out at 8pm to surf the waves in the night, under the lights.

This was a first for everyone present and the energy and good vibe was overwhelming. The night surfing under lights was an experiment by the Association in preparation for an actual contest under lights, featuring International Teams, as part of the SURFING T&T INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2010, scheduled for May 1st and 2nd, 2010.

For more information about these events, please contact SURFINGTANDT@GMAIL.COM

RESULTS:

Round 1

H1

Chris Dennis 1

Shane Hennaman 2

Kevin See Tai 4

Simon Cabral 3

H2

Che Lovelace 1

Brian Ramcharan 2

Shawn Rostant 3

Stephan Lue Chin 4

H3

Keith Lewis 3

Kendall Francis 1

Dario Jordan 2

Kiwan Landreth-Smith 4

Semi-Finals

H4

Che Lovelace 1

Shane Hennaman 2

Kendall Francis 3

H5

Chris Dennis 1

Brian Ramcharan 2

Dario Jordan 3

Final

H6

Chris Dennis 1

Che Lovelace 2

Brian Ramcharan 3

Shane Hennaman 4

Current

Trials #1

Salibea

RANK

Surfer

Place

Points

1

Chris Dennis

1

1000

2

Che Lovelace

2

860

3

Bryan Ramcharan

3

730

4

Shane Hennaman

4

670

5

Kendall Francis

5

610

5

Dario Jordan

5

610

7

Keith Lewis

7

555

7

Shawn Rostant

7

555

7

Kevin Setai

7

555

10

Simon Cabral

10

488

10

Stephan Lue Chin

10

488

10

Kiwan Landreth-Smith

10

488