2004 Tow-In World Cup confirmed for Peahi Maui Hawaii
2004 TOW IN WORLD CUP CONFIRMED
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.
: photo Bruno Lemos/Waves.Terra.com.br
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."