Ordinary Over, Arnette Roulette Rolls In For Opening Event On Gold Coast

10 Jan 2011 0

Ordinary Over, Arnette Roulette Rolls In For Opening Event On Gold Coast

Ordinary Over, Arnette Roulette Rolls In For Opening Event On Gold Coast

IT’ll be entertainment plus at Surfers Paradise this weekend, with the Arnette Roulette launching into summer with some explosive surf acrobatics.


The interactive surf event, which will take place on Saturday, will attract a talented field of Australia’s top aerial surfers under 25 years of age, who have an affinity for getting off the lip and into the air.

Highly ranked junior surfers confirmed to line-up include: Cabarita high-flyer Chippa Wilson, Sunshine Coast star Thom Pringle (Mudjimba), Tweed Heads ace Asher Wales, and Coolangatta upstarts Harry Wheeler, James Woods and Ice Pereira-Ryan.


Wilson, who blasted himself onto center stage of the surfing world with his profile movie in late 2010, spends as much time in the air as he does in the water, and he lands impossible off-axis spins at a whim.

The innovative surfer said he was looking forward to the all-new event.

“It feels great to be competing in an event that is unlike normal surf competitions,” he said.
“The level of aerial surfing is exceptional right now, so I’m expecting big things from the event.”

Joining Wilson in the event is Jake Sylvester (Newcastle), Adam and Chris Bennetts (Main Beach), plus Cahill Bell-Warren (Torquay).

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 will also surf 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, Haydenshapes, FCS, Surfing World and Surfing Australia.

Based on conditions, the event will be held on the northern end of the Gold Coast at Surfers Paradise or Narrowneck. Competitors and spectators are encouraged to call the Surfing Queensland Event Hotline on Ph# (07) 3030 6388 which will be updated after 6:30am on the morning of the competition.

Stay tuned to ¬ http://www.aspaustralasia.com/live/surfingaustralia/arnette/index.php for all news, video and image updates.

2011 Arnette Roulette Calendar:
Event 1 – 15th January – Surfers Paradise, QLD
Event 2 – 12th February – Maroubra, NSW

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

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