Surfing In China

A historic pro surfing event in China. Fun stuff – check out the footage; info available below.
Photo courtesy ASP World Tour

Hainan Wanning Riyue Bay International Surfing Festival Presented by Quiksilver
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Wanning, Hainan Island, China

With 8 men and 8 women remaining in the draw of the inaugural ISA China Cup, today will determine the individual and team gold medalists. Waves are still rolling through Riyue Bay, in the 2- to 4-foot range, with light offshore winds. The historic Hainan Wanning Riyue Bay International Surfing Festival Presented by Quiksilver is will begin with Women’s Repechage Round 3. Team Australia and Team France lead the rankings for the team gold medal, with 5 and 4 athletes remaining, respectively.

Justine Dupont (FRA), Anali Gomez (PER), Dimiti Stoyle (AUS), and Pauline Ado (FRA) are the first athletes to enter the water.

Today’s Schedule is:
Round 3 of Women
Repechage Round 5 of Men
Repechage Round 3 of Women
Qualifying Heats Round 4 of Men
Qualifying Heats Round 4 of Women
Repechage Round 6 of Men
Repechage Final of Open Women
Final of Open Men
Award Ceremony

Follow all the action in http://www.hainaninternationalsurfingfestival.com starting at 9 am local time (3pm PST and 6pm EST). If you miss anything, the entire day’s action will be available on-demand following the end of competition today.

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