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  January 13, 2004
2004 Tow-In World Cup confirmed for Peahi Maui Hawaii


Tuesday, 1/13/2004 - Estúdios Mega and Rain Network officialy declared that Jaws (Island of Maui, Hawaii) will once more host an edition of the Tow In World Cup. Waves must exceed 25 feet (hawaiian scale) to launch the contest, but the forecasts are showing that the championship may happen next week, on monday or tuesday. In case of a swell not reaching the required size, the TIWC will be held on the biggest and best day within the competition holding period from january 13 to March 15. The winning team will receive US$ 100,000.

Five brazilian athletes are already among the invited surfers: Rodrigo Resende and Danilo Couto; Carlos Burle and Eraldo Gueiros. Sylvio Mancusi, will share his jet-ski with a hawaiian surfer, yet to be announced. On the 2001/2002 season, Rodrigo Resende, together with Garret McNamara, won the first and only edition of the event. Last winter, the waves did not reached the 25 feet (12 metres) and the TIWC was cancelled. Burle and Gueiros also showed that the brazilian guys do not fear the huge waves, finishing 3rd.

Danilo Couto : photo Bruno Lemos/

Last season the swells weren´t big enough, but the organizers decided to promote an Expression Session on the best day of the winter. The Tow-in World Cup I winner (together with Rodrigo Resende), Garret McNamara of Oahu and his new partner Ikaika Kalama of the Big Island impressed the judges with excellent wave choices and positioning winning two of the 3 special awards and a total of $7,000 in prize money. Dan Moore of Oahu and Mark Anderson of Maui took home $3,000 for the best maneuver award and only lost out to McNamara and Kalama for the best barrel award by 2 points.

The 2004 Tow In World Cup will also be an incredible TV Show, with 14 cameras showing all the action. Rosaldo Cavalcanti, organizer of the contest and mentor of the whole project, is excited with the possibility of another historical event: “this year, we have great chances of having an even better contest. We gained experience and a partnership that is being developed with an american company will open many doors for us in America."

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