HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., (Jan. 4, 2011) – Contestable conditions are moving into Huntington Beach for the weekend and the legendary Katin Pro-Am Team Challenge presented by Sports 1 Marketing is confirmed to run this Friday, 1/7 and Saturday, 1/8 at the Huntington Beach Pier starting at 8 a.m. each day. To keep up on all of the latest information, visit katinproam.com, follow on Twitter twitter.com/KatinProAm or Facebook facebook.com/KatinUSA.
The forecast for the two-day event looks promising with solid swell and favorable conditions predicted by official forecaster Surfline.com. For Friday,
a new long-period WNW groundswell (290-300+ deg) will build in and take over, topping out late in the day. Sets will gradually build from three-to-four foot in the morning, to four-to-five foot over the afternoon. Occasional overhead waves will show late in the day and a very small SSW swell (190-200 deg) will mix in to offer occasional crossed up peaks.
Saturday will bring slow easing WNW swell (290-300+ deg); strongest early in the day. Sets will hang mainly in the four-to-five foot range in the morning with occasional overhead waves early. A very small SSW swell (190-200 deg) will mix in to offer occasional crossed up peaks.
Competition will begin on Friday morning at 8 a.m. running all heats of Round 1 and the first few heats of Round 2 if conditions allow. A Primo-sponsored after party and movie premiere of “California, for better or worse” will take place on Friday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Hilton Waterfront Resort. On Saturday, competition will begin at 8 a.m., completing Round 2, followed by the Quarters, Semis and the Final. A past champions heat is also planned featuring former World Champions. The Awards ceremony and Primo-sponsored after party will occur immediately following the conclusion of competition on Saturday at Sandy’s Beach Grill (below Duke’s) at approximately 3 p.m.
20 teams are confirmed to compete, stacked with a bevy of talent including three-time ASP World Champion Tom Curren (Rip Curl), former World Champion and Hawaiian legend, Sunny Garcia (17th Street/Mauli Ola Foundation), last year’s reigning Katin Champion, Chris Waring (Dragon) and several other former World Tour surfers. In addition to the previously announced teams, Aladdin (Evan Kane, Ryan Croteau, Ethan Carlston, Jack Boyes), Buell Wetsuits (Adam Virs, Cory Arrambide, TBD) and Filtrate Eyewear (Matt McCabe, Kilian Garland, Adam Lambert, Jake Davis) have added teams, and Rusty (Nate Yeomans, Sammy Orozco, Max Doucet, Anthony Petruso) has announced its team roster. Visit katinproam.com/teams to see the complete team listings.
The event webcast, the first of the year, will feature live announcing from Peter “PT” Townend, Dave Stanfield and Saxon Boucher, live scoring, special guests, on-beach interviews, giveaways, instant replays, highlight videos and more at katinproam.com each of the two days of competition.
Special thanks to Katin Pro-Am Team Challenge sponsors: Katin USA, Sports 1 Marketing, Primo, Corralejo, Jack’s, Cushe, F.I.T.T. Energy, Café Rio, Power Balance, Hook Up, Future Fins, Sandy’s Beach Grill, Duke’s, Faction Surfboards, Wahoo’s, Hilton Waterfront, Kicker Audio, Alpinestars and SURFING Magazine (surfingmagazine.com).
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