SEASIDE, California / USA (Friday, April 22, 2011) – The opening day of the men’s and women’s ASP 4-Star Rob Machado Seaside Pro Junior presented by Hurley, Reef and Whole Foods Market is ON with two-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at North San Diego County’s Seaside Reef.
Today’s action will see Men’s Round of 72 competition begin the day before moving through the Round of 48. Following men’s action will be the first Round of women’s competition.
Stop No. 5 of 9 on the men’s ASP North America Pro Junior Series and No. 1 of 3 for the women, the ASP 4-Star Pro Junior event will play a vital role in surfers’ chances to qualify for the elite ASP World Junior Tour.
Hitting the water in the opening rounds of the Rob Machado Seaside Pro Junior will be up-and-comer Parker Coffin (Santa Barbara, CA), Ian Gentil (Maui, HAW), Koa Smith (Kauai, HAW), and Jacob Halstead (La Jolla, CA).
The Rob Machado Seaside Pro Junior presented by Hurley, Reef and Whole Foods Market will run on April 22 and 23 and is webcast LIVE via www.robmachadoprojr.com
For additional ASP information log on to www.aspworldtour.com or www.aspnorthamerica.org
Upcoming Round of 72 Rob Machado Pro Junior Heats:
Heat 1: Carlos Munoz (CRI), Bobby Okvist (USA), Nick Fowler (USA), Takumi Yasui (JPN)
Heat 2: Britton Galland (USA), Jeremy Carter (USA), Asher Wales (AUS), Travis Southworth (MEX)
Heat 3: Eli Viszolay (USA), Giorgio Gomez (USA), Julien Desario (USA), Saxon Lumsden (USA)
Heat 4: Antoine Allain (USA), Adam Goldstone (USA), Sasha Donnanno (MEX), Kelly Zaun (USA)
Upcoming women’s Round of 24 Heats:
Heat 1: Shelby Detmers (USA), Chandler Parr (USA), Frankie Harrer (USA), Reika Noro (JPN)
Heat 2: Lani Doherty (HAW), Bailey Nagy (HAW), Chelsea Roett (BRB), Nage Melamed (HAW)
Heat 3: Alessa Cuizon (HAW), Alexa Frantz (USA), MacKenzie Kessler (USA), Brianna Cope (HAW)
Heat 4: Catherine Clark (USA), Asaya Brusa (MEX), Alisha Gonsalves (USA), Jordan Hundley (USA)