$10,000 Men’s 1-Star World Qualifying Series Event Presented by ASP Hawaii
HONOLULU – (July 7, 2008) – The second of three events comprising the Macy’s E-Series, presented by ASP Hawaii, will get underway as early as tomorrow at Ala Moana Bowls, surf pending. The $10,000, 1-star World Qualifying Series (WQS) event has a nine-day holding period that begins tomorrow, running through July 16. Competition will take place on the best two days of surf on offer. Approximately 96 surfers will take to the water in a quest for vital WQS ratings points and a share of the purse.
North Shore surfer TJ Barron took out the first event at Maili Point, on the west side of Oahu, back in May to pocket $2,500. Joel Centeio (Makakilo), Flynn Novak (North Shore) and Love Hodel (North Shore) featured in that final with Barron and all four will headline the field heading to Bowls.
This second event will wrap up the Men’s side of the Macy’s E-Series. The third and final event of the Series will be a Grade 1-Junior Pro that will be held at Kuhio Beach, Waikiki, on August 18.
ASP Hawaii and Macy’s collaborated to produce the Macy’s E-Series, giving Hawaii’s pro surfing community a much needed opportunity to win valuable WQS points at home breaks. These points will count towards qualification for the 2008 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and the 2009 elite World Championship Tour.
HOTLINE for daily status of event: (808) 262-2488.