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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Zicatela Pro confirmed


2011 Zicatela Pro

Puerto Escondido, Mexico

August 4th – 13th 2011
The 4th event on the 2011 GSS series has been confirmed for August 4th to 13th.
This is a brand new venue on the IBA World Tour and promises to deliver another world-class platform for the sports best to showcase their skills.

Zicatela is the main beach of Puerto Escondido, a long stretch of slabbing, sand-bottom peaks that offer fast pits and punchy ramps; enough to keep any bodyboarder satisfied for weeks on end.
It’s is arguably one of the heaviest beach breaks in the world and breaks on just about any size of swell, producing left and right peaks up to about six foot, and holding massive lefts further down the beach (up to 20 feet) when it gets serious.
The trials are open to ALL riders wishing to compete at this amazing wave and organizers expect an enormous rollup for the trials.
IBA World Tour manager Terry McKenna explains.
“The Zicatela Pro offers massive points and has attracted a selection of the world’s finest competitors looking to qualify or maintain their position on the IBA World Tour. Latin American riders are also out to gain the added points on offer for the IBA Latin American Men’s Series” he said.
“ Also Puerto Escondido is a major drawcard and, like Pipeline in Hawaii, this is a wave that riders will come from far and wide to ride”
Brazilian Guilherme Tamega is leading the rankings after an amazing win in 10 feet barrels in Chile.
“ I have an injured shoulder and could not make it to Australia for Shark Island but I hope to be 100% by Mexico” said Tamega.
“ This tour is insane. This is the new dream tour, we have the best venues in the world for sure and this year is like a dream for me,” he added
The trails for the main event will start with the Top 6 riders joining the two wildcards and Top 24 in the new 32-man format main event.
The trials begin on August 4th and the main event window opens on 7th and closes on 13th.

How to Puerto Escondido is on the south coast of Mexico. Best bet is to fly to Mexico City, then catch a domestic flight to Puerto.
Waves July through September is go time for waves and is also good as the winds can be clean in the afternoons, as well as in the morn.
Parking You’ll most likely be strolling out of your accommodation straight onto the beach, making parking the least of your concerns.
Winds The early bird catches the worm here, and you can almost time the wind going on- shore at between 10 and 11am every day.
Weather Pack that sunscreen; you’re going to need it. It gets hot as hell once that sun is up, so hot you won’t know what to do with yourself.
Water temp Boardies, boardies, boardies. It gets damn hot, so if you’re on the pasty side you might want some lycra or an old t-shirt as well.
The on-line registration is available at http://ibaworldtour.com/event-registration/ where competitors can pay for their entry fee and submit details.
The event will be web-cast at www.ibaworldtour.com/live and www.redbull.com
For regular updates go to the IBA facebook page where you can win World Tour paraphernalia just for joining www.facebook.com/ibaworldtour
When the contest is off, fans can have fun playing the wave of the event on YouRiding BODYBOARDING online game
The link to the game is www.youriding.com/bodyboarding.
by IBAworldtour.com