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Torquay Locals win wildcard placing in Ripcurl Pro 2003
15 April 2003

It seems as though local knowledge and raw talent won the day when Adam Robinson and Nic Muscroft won first and second place respectively in the Surf Dive'n'Ski Trials competition held yesterday at Winkipop, adjacent to Bells Beach.

This is no small win for these two local surfers, for it secures for each of them a "wildcard" place in the 2003 Rip Curl Pro World Championship Tournament (WCT), beginning today at Bells Beach.

Under squally offshore conditions which produced a clean 1m swell, Adam and Nic surfed well throughout the afternoon in the 4-man round robin heats, against a field of 14 national and international surfers. The Surf Dive'n'Ski Trials involves 16 competitors - eight from the Rip Curl International team and eight from Victoria.

Adam Robinson's tally for the day came in at 15.25 closely followed by Nic Muscroft on 14.75.

photo galleryAdam's excitement was clearly evident as he dropped his board on the rocks to run down to congratulate his mate Nic Muscroft as he emerged from the waves.

Visit our photo gallery for more pictures of the day...CLICK HERE>>

Support Events

Apart from the world's best male surfers in action in the Rip Curl Pro, there are 3 support events:

TOW-IN SURFING DEMONSTRATIONS
Tow-in surfers use personal watercraft to catch waves (instead of paddling) & have foot-straps on their surfboards, allowing them to perform a range of manoeuvres at speeds not achieved by paddle-in surfers.

PLAY-IT-SAFE-BY-THE-WATER VICTORIAN JUNIOR CHALLENGE
The best 16 Victorian surfers aged Under 19 competing for a family holiday at Falls Creek.

RIP CURL SEARCH SESSIONS FINALS
The culmination of a national series of competition, with 16 surfers from around the country in 2 age divisions - Under 20s & Under 16s (ie. 8 surfers in each age division are contesting the finals) - with $3,000 total prizemoney at stake.

Dependent on conditions

A decision will be made each day between 7 & 8am on whether competition will go ahead - to keep up to date log on to

http://www.ripcurl.com/pro2003 or
http://www.aspworldtour.com

or listen to K-ROCK (FM 95.5)

 

Free entry to all Surfing Victoria members - to join, go to Surfing Victoria office, Surf Coast Plaza, Torquay - Ph: 03 5261 2907
Pass  
child 0-2 years
child 3-13 years
14 years and over
General admission (per day)  
FREE
$5.50
$11.00
General Admission (event pass)  
FREE
$22.00
$44.00
VIP All event pass
$165.00
   
For any more info about tickets, please contact Surfing Victoria c/o 03-5261-2907
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