Thursday, March 25, 2010

Surfing T&T set to host regions best surfers!

Surfing T&T (www.surfingtt.org) has teamed up with the Caribbean Surf Network (www.csnsurf.com) and the Western Atlantic Professional Surf Series (www.westernatlanticsurf.com) to bring a world class International Surfing Event to the shores of Trinidad and Tobago in 2010. In just about 5 weeks time, professional surfers from the region, including representatives from Jamaica, Barbados, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the Unites States, will be competing in the SURFING T&T INTERNATIONAL SURF FESTIVAL 2010 in Sans Souci, Toco, Trinidad.

The main categories are Open Men’s, Open Woman’s, and Pro Junior (Under 21). There will also be a Night Surfing Team Event, which will feature impromptu teams of fellow countrymen, sponsored team riders, crewmembers, and locals. This will be an “aloha cup” style event, different from the tradition style competitions with which spectators and surfers are accustomed. Further differentiating this event will be the employment of an ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) Certified Judge from the Unites States and the use of a real-time computerized score tabulation system, both are firsts for Trinidad and Tobago and the Southern Caribbean.

In addition, the competition will be internationally recognized as the second event of 2010 on the recently developed Western Atlantic Surf Series, a US based regional professional surf series, and on the Caribbean Surf Network, a Caribbean based professional surfing circuit. Surfers will also be awarded points based on their performances that will contribute to their overall standing in the Caribbean Waterman Challenge 2010 competition (www.caribbeanwaterman.com).

International competitors will benefit from subsidized accommodation and meals packages organized by Surfing T&T, and can choose one of two packages at USD$30/day and USD$50/day, all meals and accommodation included. Transportation to and from the contest site at Sans Souci will also be organized via shuttle services. Entry fees for the competitors are USD$50 for Open Men’s, and USD$25 for all other Categories. There will be prize money for the top 10 Open Men competitors beginning at USD$1200 for First Place.

To complement the Traditional and Non-Traditional Surfing action, there will also be Audio Visual Entertainment provide by the RedBull Pinzi Vehicle, a Rally Car Demonstration by the Trinidad and Tobago Rally Club, and a “Reef Brazil” Style Bikini Contest hosted by Carolina Swimwear. Sponsors for the event include, but are not limited to, Suzuki International, Lifestyle Motors, the Tourism Development Company (TDC), Joseph’s Sports Bar, the Western Atlantic Pro Surf Series, Carolina Swimwear, and Tropical Power Limited.

All surfers, team managers, officials and press can contact SURFING T&T by calling Lee Quesnel at 1-868-301-5051, or e-mail surfingtandt@gmail.com .