The Association of Professional Towsurfers (APT) is proud to announce that the holding period for the Mormaii Pe’ahi World Cup Tow-In Surfing Championship has begun and will run through until March 31, 2008.
This will be the last scheduled event of the 2008/2009 tour series and APT will crown its second annual World Champion tow-in surfing team. Makua Rothman and Ikaika Kalama of Oahu, Hawaii are the current 2007/2008 World Title Champions and they’ll be competing once again in hopes of another title and a share of the $50,000 prize purse.
International competitors from Ireland, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, Chile, Hawaii, California and Mexico, will be given a 48-hour notice period to make it to the world’s most famous tow-in wave on the North Shore of Maui called Pe’ahi, also known as JAWS.
“We will have the most exciting and successful tow-in event the world has ever seen. We have very talented and experienced competitors and they’re ready for Pe’ahi, the most powerful wave mother nature can offer. Put the two together and watch what happens!” said Rodney Kilborn, APT’s Vice President and Event Director.
Currently the event organizers are watching a very large storm system that could potentially deliver wave heights in the 18’-20’ Hawaiian scale by the 15th. Sean Collins and Kevin Wallis of Surfline.com are the official APT World Tour forecasters and they are keeping a very close watch on it at this time.
The invitees will compete for a $50,000 purse prize broken down as follows: 1st Place $20,000 – 2nd Place $10,000- 3rd Place $6,000 – 4th Place $4,000 – 5th- 24th Place each team to receive $500
For the APT confirmed list of riders, visit APTWorldTour.com.