Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Two to test Puerto Rico


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YOUNG?Barbadian surfers Chelsea?Tuach and Dane Mackie will be among some of the world’s best groms who will join the Association of Surfing Professionals’ (ASP) best male and female surfers in an historic event in Puerto Rico.
 It will be the first time the world will witness the Rip Curl GromSearch National Final presented by H2O Overdrive held amid the ultimate stage of the Rip Curl Pro Search “somewhere in Puerto Rico”.
With a three-day waiting period from tomorrow to Monday,  Tuach and Mackie will be among the 32 qualifiers who will join four local Puerto Rican standouts to battle it out for prize money and international fame.
The national final will be transmitted to the world through the world wide webcast.
 The competitors will be in top form, ready to tackle what is so often referred to as “The Atlantic’s Hawaii” – Middles, Puerto Rico.
True to the mystique of the Rip Curl Pro Search, the event will have mobile capabilities, staying flexible to what the swell and weather conditions produce.
Tuach placed first in the Girls’ 16-and-Under Division in the Rip Curl Gromsearch held in August at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, earning her a coveted spot at the finals.
Mackie was second in the 12-and-Under  in New Symrna, Florida, in August in what was deemed the closest final of the day and will also be making his mark at the final in Puerto Rico.
The top two will advance to the four-man final to battle it out for the top spot and US$500 cash.
The winners of the Boys’ and Girls’ 16-and-Under divisions will get the boarding pass to the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2011 to compete in the International GromSearch Finals.   (EZS/PR)  


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