The Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit
Surfers and surfing fans will be flocking to the beautiful country of Puerto Rico for a fantastic competition in the waves. Many have already enjoyed the spectacular sand and surf of Playa Middles, Isabella, during the opening event of the 12th annual Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit on 29 and 30 September 2007.
The Association of Professional Surfing of Puerto Rico (APSPR), together with 2007-2008 surf circuit sponsor, Corona Extra, are pulling out all the stops to ensure another successful event. Previous surfing events that have taken place at Playa Middles, Puerto Rico, have produced some record breaking results and weather patterns for the 2007 event were looking favorable for competitors to showcase their amazing surfing skills. Playa Middles is known to offer consistently quality surf and the beautiful sandy beaches provide the perfect place to watch the competition while catching a tan.
As the sponsor of the event, Corona Extra is providing the prize money of $10,000 for the men’s division and $5,000 for the women’s division. Coppertone Sunscreens will be sponsoring the Coppertone Sport Award and paying $500 to the best performing surfer in each division during the Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit in Puerto Rico. So not only will surfers have the sheer joy of participating in the sport, but they stand a chance of winning some cash.
The line-up of surfing talent is impressive and the defending champion, Brian Toth, will be facing a strong field of competition, both international and local. Connie Arias is the defending champion on the women’s side and she has every intention of hanging on to her title.
There was plenty of night time entertainment in the town of Isabella to keep the excitement of the day going on into the night. Aqua Sala, with its spectacular ocean views from the beautiful deck, was selected as the headquarters for the event and participating establishments throughout the town offered live music and a true party atmosphere.
The 29th of February and 1st of March 2008 are the dates set for the next Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit event to take place at Domes Beach, Rincon, Puerto Rico.
Although surfers travel to Puerto Rico primarily for the Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit, they are sure to grab the opportunity to explore this lush, vibrant country and spend some time getting to know the people that live there.