ZARAUTZ – Euskadi (Wednesday, September 2, 2009) – Heats are getting under way as Round 1 has been completed in seven heats and now the top seeds get their start in the ASP WQS 5-Star event. At this stage, Round 1 favorites have made it through, Leigh Sedley (AUS) and Michael Picon (FRA) both advancing along with Raoni Monteiro (BRA), Sunny Garcia (HAW) and Wiggoly Dantas (BRA). Round 2 is now going and the first heat saw Nate Yeomans (USA) and Aritz Aranburu (EUK) advance in to Round 3.
Aritz Aranburu (EUK), 23, is a local favorite and was a winner in 2007. He finished with an equal 3rd last year and is ready to use his confidence and knowledge to start his Basque campaign.
Check out the contest live here.