High Stakes Surfing Action on the Cards this Summer with Arnette Roulette Announced

20 Dec 2010 0

High Stakes Surfing Action on the Cards this Summer with Arnette Roulette Announced

High Stakes Surfing Action on the Cards this Summer with Arnette Roulette Announced

(Monday 20th December, 2010): HIGH stakes aerial surfing action is back on the cards this summer, with Arnette announcing their Arnette Roulette competition today.

The interactive surf events will attract a talented field of the Australia’s top aerial surfers under 25 years of age.

The 2011 Arnette Roulette Series comprises of two, one-day events incorporating Surfers Paradise, QLD and Maroubra, NSW, and will see the best aerial artists (under 25 years) take to the sky with the chance of winning their ticket to the 2011 Boost Mobile Surf Sho Main Event.

Each event shares a cash prize purse of $3,000 inclusive of a winner’s cheque of $1,500. The winner from each event also surfing away with an Arnette prize pack (Sunglasses and product), Insight wardrobe (RRP $1500), a Haydenshapes FiberFlex Surfboard, FCS Fins & Leash, a Surfing World Magazine subscription and a Boost Mobile handset.

The two events will utilise a dynamic ‘aerial’ format and will be open to 48 surfers respectively. Entry is only $30 per event.

The format incorporates a spinning game wheel that will be spun at the start of each heat to determine the 'TRUMP' manoeuvre.

Surfers will be allowed to perform other aerial based moves during the heat, but performing a successful trump move in the respective heat will be awarded an additional 2-points.

Surfers will be judged on their best one-wave and a typical 20-minute heat will see 6 surfers competing. 50% progression applies through Rnd 1 and 2, and the semi-finals.

The final will see the remaining 6 surfers battle it out for top honours.

The 2011 Arnette Roulette, which will kick off on the 15th January at Surfers Paradise in Queensland and 12th February at Maroubra, New South Wales, will make use of a unique, national ratings system that will determine the Arnette Roulette wildcard winner and who will gain a place straight into the main event at the 2011 Boost Mobile SurfSho at Bondi in Sydney. A surfer’s best two results from the two events will be calculated to decide the winner.

Finalists in each event will go into the running to win Arnette prize packs, Insight apparel, Haydenshapes Fiberflex Surfboards, FCS product and Boost Mobile handsets.

Along with the serious side of competition, the Arnette Roulette also allows plenty of time for fun and good times with onsite giveaways and instant cash grabs for surfers during the event.

The two event series, which will be managed by Surfing Australia in conjunction with their state branches of Surfing Queensland and Surfing New South Wales is open to all surfers under 25 years of age.

Aerial events have created a sub-culture for the world’s most innovative and futuristic surfers and have attracted a strong cult following around the world.

In this specialised series of aerial events, competitors attempt to launch themselves as high as possible off a wave into the air, completing a technical aerial ´move´ at the same time.

The Arnette Roulette is proudly supported by Boost Mobile, Insight, Hayden Shapes, FCS, Surfing World and Surfing Australia.

2011 Arnette Roulette Calendar:

Event 1 – 15th January – Surfers Paradise, QLD

Event 2 – 12th February – Maroubra, NSW

Entries are strictly limited to 48 surfers  per event so get yours in quick!

To enter online, hit the button below!

For more information, go to www.surfingaustralia.com or call Surfing Australia (07) 5599 3800

Click here for Qld entry - http://www.surfingqueensland.com/event.php?id=101

Click here for NSW entry - http://www.surfingaustralia.com/nsw/event.php?id=238

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