Sixth Annual Skullcandy Surfing Hainan Open To Be Held November 2nd and 3rd, for more infomation, come in and scroll down.
历时两天的比赛，依照惯例在11月的第一个周末举行，由著名的影音品牌Skullcandy冠名赞助。他们的驻华市场总监Elijah Kislevitz 说：“我们非常激动能够再次成为此次比赛的赞助商，在当地冲浪圈的口碑每一年都得到提高，并且我非常期待看到他们走的更远。”
此次比赛的赞助商还有著名运动品牌：Blue Hawaii、Vans、and XSories, 媒体支持主要有CSR中国冲浪媒体。此次比赛主要由“冲浪万宁”主办，日月湾冲浪俱乐部组织。比赛不仅吸引了国内外的冲浪爱好者，还吸引了众多的沙滩活动爱好者，成为了海南最棒的周末冲浪派对。比赛总策划Brendan Sheridan说：“我们希望有40位冲浪选手，200到300位参与者。 尽管竞争激烈，但是海滩的气氛非常棒。我们以拥有如此一个这么多人向往的赛事而自豪。”
比赛将分为6个组别，分别为：男子短板组、女子短板组、男子长板组、女子长板组、16岁以下少年组和桨板组。短板组中，Edouard Moreau将集中精力于守护他去年的男子组冠军头衔，他将会迎来冲浪海南公开赛老选手，去年最佳浪奖得主 Daniel Lau（美国华侨）的挑战。而在女子组中，来自台湾的周文玲也将回来争夺她的去年冠军头衔。
The 2013 Skullcandy Surfing Hainan Open, in its sixth year, will be held over November 2nd and3rd. The longest running surf competition in Hainan is a local favorite, and a proving ground for the best surfers in China. A two-day event, held on the first weekend of November as per tradition, will be presented by audio brand Skullcandy.
Skullcandy’s China Marketing Manager Elijah Kislevitz said “We are stoked to again be the presenting sponsor for this great event. Every year the caliber of the local surfers improves, and I look forward to seeing how far everyone has come.” On board as co-sponsors are Blue Hawaii, Vans, XSories, and Surfing Wanning, with media sponsorship from China Surf Report.
Organized by the Riyue Bay Surf Club, the event not only attracts surfers from China and abroad, but also attracts brings out many beach-lovers, and is the best weekend surf party in Hainan. Competition Director Brendan Sheridan said “We expect 40 competitors, and two to three hundred attendants. While the competition is fierce, the vibe on the beach is great. We are proud to have an event that so many people look forward to each year.”
The even will feature six divisions – Men’s Shortboard, Women’s Shortboard, Men’s Longboard, Women’s Longboard, Mixed Under 16s, and Mixed Stand Up Paddleboard. In the shortboard divisions, Edouard Moreau will look to defend his title from last year in the Men’s division, while facing competition from Chinese-American Daniel Lau, long-time Surfing Hainan Open competitor and winner of Best Wave at last year’s competition. In the Women’s division, Zhou Wenling, from Taiwan, will be returning to defend her title from 2012.
In longboarding, Chen Dongming, will come from Taiwan and look to defeat local favorites, TieZhaung and Zac Mo in the Men’s division. In Women’s, Swatch-sponsored surfer Darci Liu will look to take the prize in front of her home crowd, but will have her work cut out for her against Brazilian talent Chloe Camon. Chloe is no stranger to the left hand point break in Riyue Bay, having been competing in the Swatch Girls Pro event for the last two years.
Concerning the Under 16s division, Riyue Bay Surf Club owner Zeng Shan said “I can’t wait to see how our local surf team performs. We have been training them for the last year, and we can’t believe how quickly they have progressed.” They will face stiff competition from both Joe Keough and Wolf Wertheimer, both Hong Kong nationals, who finished first and second in the Under 16s division last year.In the Stand Up Paddleboard division, Russian national Yaroslav Klokov will look to best Riyue Bay local Huang Wen, amongst others.
In addition to the cash purse and sponsor prizes to the top four finishers of each division, the local surfers have the additional incentive of being able to capture a wildcard spot into three upcoming ASP competitions in Hainan. There will be one wildcard spot for the Swatch Girls Pro (Nov 20-24) and one for the Citic Pacific Pro (Nov 25-29) awarded to the highest-placing Chinese national in the Women’s and Men’s Longboard divisions, as well as wildcard spots for the Hainan Classic (Jan 2014) awarded to the two highest-placing Chinese nationals in the Men’s Shortboard division.
Dane Jordan, ASP Australasia’s General Manager, said “The Surfing Hainan Open is a fantastic event and great opportunity for the local surf community. ASP is happy to support the Surfing Hainan Open and the local surf community be awarding these wildcards. It’s exciting to see surfing continue to progress in China.”
See surfinghainan.com for more information and entry forms.