Long Beach, Long Island, NY - (Saturday, Sept. 3):
The $1million Quiksilver Pro New York, supported by vitaminwater will debut at Long Beach, Long Island tomorrow. The event site today completed its rebuild in the wake of Hurrican Irene and is ready for tomorrow's Quiksilver Pro new York ASP World Tour Trials, presented by UnSound Surf, supported by vitaminwater. The trials will determine the winner of the final wildcard into the main event.
More than 30,000 people turned out to see how the Quiksilver Pro New York was shaping up today.
In contrast to Irene, the next storm system in the Atlantic is positioning itself to remain off-shore and generate good waves - precisely the kind of surf Quiksilver was hunting when they made the call to stage the Quiksilver Pro at Long Beach.
"It's taken a lot of work to get the event ready after Irene, but we are ready to go and the surf forecast is looking very promising for the coming week," said Mike Matey, Quiksilver Marketing VP.
"We are ecstatic with the great community support we have received. The vibe on the beach is fantastic. It's so good to be a new city with the ASP World Tour. There's a true sense of excitement in the air."
The 16 trialists competing tomorrow are:
Masatoshi Ohno (Japan)
Christobal De Col (Peru)
Fisher Heaverly (USA)
Sam Hammer (USA)
Garrett Parkes (Aus)
Keanu Asing (Haw)
Aaron Cormican (USA)
TJ Gumiela (USA)
Marc Lacomare (Fra)
Jeremy Johnston (USA)
Travis Logie (SAfr) *vitaminwater selection
Ryan Carlson (USA)
Maxime Huscenot (Fra)
Clay Marzo (Haw)
Asher Nolan (USA)
Leif Engstrom (USA)
Potential start time for the trials is 8am tomorrow.
While there was no competition today, more than 30,000 people turned out to enjoy day one of the US Labor Day weekend at Long Beach. The newly erected Quiksilver beach experience store was jumping, young girls were lining up for the Roxy surf camp, and throngs of surf spectators lined the shore to get a glimpse of the world's best surfers warming up for competition.
The holding period for the main event begins Monday morning, after a 7am Opening Ceremony on the beach.
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