$10,000 1-star WQS, August 15-22, Ala Moana Bowls
HONOLULU – August 19, 2009 – It’s all about patience as surfers play the waiting game for the two-day Sponsor Me Hawaii at Ala Moana Bowls. Today will be a lay day but the event is geared to kick off at 7am tomorrow.
SurfNewsNetwork.com reports that the south swell is starting to show and should be at its peak tomorrow. The Sponsor Me Hawaii requires two full days of competition and has until Saturday afternoon to wrap up.
Mushy, onshore wind conditions are forecast along most of Oahu’s shores today. This is the effect of the low pressure that used to be Hurricane Guillermo. It traveled between the Hawaiian islands and the strong high pressure cell to our north-east, effectively cutting off the trade winds and creating a convection pattern along the coast. Trades are forecast to return tomorrow.
A call will be made by 6:30am, likely followed by a 7am start..
This $10,000 two-day 1-star World Qualifying Series event, sanctioned by the Association of Surfing Professionals, features more than 80 of Hawaii’s top surfers and is a qualifier for the winter Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.
The public hotline number is 596-SURF, presented by SurfNewsNetwork.com, the official local forecaster for the event.
Sponsor Me has teamed up with Transworld Surf, Surfing Live, and ASP Hawaii to broadcast the entire event live over the internet at surf.transworld.net, the leader for online surfing culture.
Sponsor Me Hawaii is also made possible with the support of Quiksilver.
Sponsor Me is creating contest opportunities for rising action sports athletes. Their contests are supported by live webcasts via the Sponsor Me site and delivery to mobile devices. Sponsor Me competitions will be held regionally, judged by the pros, and the winners will go on to compete on a national level where fans will have the opportunity to vote online and via SMS. For more information