Zicatela Pro 2010: amazing how it pumps barrels

The quarterfinal action was very intense during the whole morning. The first heat of the morning was between Maira Viana and Luz Marie Grand. Luz Marie didn’t find the rhythm and ended up taking only one wave. On the other hand Maira was in full rhythm with the ocean and got a great barrel to roll and one of the biggest bombs of the day to take the heat and moving to the semi 1.

The next heat had the last Mexican in the competition. Local girl Sol Fernandez was up against the seeded number two, Eunate Aguirre. Fernandez started with a couple of low scores, but Eunate’s strategy was to wait for the biggest waves.

Aguirre found a perfect left and combined spinners on the outside and connected the reform all the way to the inside finishing with a clean stylish Rollo to win the heat. Eunate will face Maira in semifinal #1.

The third heat of the day saw seeded number one Maylla Venturim and the underdog Ruth Parra from Venezuela. Maylla was taking a lot of waves trying to get the best score, but Ruth was patiently waiting for the set and got a good right pulling a clean reverse and regaining speed to hit the lip with a strong Rollo winning the heat.

The last heat was the most exciting one with Karla Costa Taylor and Lumar Guittard. It was all about Karla since the beginning of the heat. Having a great rhythm, stayed in the right place to get the highest score of the event for the female division. A perfect deep and thick Puerto barrel that would give her a 9.8 in the first eight minutes. Lumar didn’t not find ay good waves and felt short giving the last spot in the semis to Karla who will face Ruth Parra in semi #2.

The DK division was also in action today and the local kid Jose Rutherford was up against former World Champ Dave Hubbard. Dave was feeling comfortable during the whole heat finding a great backside barrel ride and a sick floater to take the heat. In heat 2 the Aussie Kim Feast found a couple of barrels leaving Joe Grodzen behind.

The third heat was an exciting one. Manny Vargas vs. current world champ Cesar Bauer. Bauer took an early lead with a sick floater, but Manny answered back with a great barrel to snap. Unfortunately Vargas didn’t find another score leaving the door open for Bauer who seal the victory with a great ride. The last heat of the day was between Micah Mc Mullin and Ardiel Jimenez. Ardiel was leading the heat most of the time but McMullin got a clean right whacking it of the top and ending the wave with a sick floater to take the last spot in the DK semis.

All semifinals will be running tomorrow and of course the exciting finals in another epic day!

Zicatela Pro 2010: still pumping

Nothing better than a long period swell for the best rounds of the contest. All third round was an amazing spectacle for everyone who witnessed the heats. Heavy barrels, epic ramps and beautiful weather.

The third round continued with Dave Hubbard and James Murdock advancing, leaving Spaniard Elosua in third. In heat 4 we saw a slow start but a strong finish from local kid Cesar Petroni taking the heat with a solid invert.

Ardiel was able to find some corners and Giovanni Greco was unable to find a good score. Gregory Wonters and Cesar Bauer eliminated local big wave charger, Jose Ramirez in a tough heat. Jorge Colomer in heat 6, was feeling comfortable finding good barrels and air sections.

In heat seven seeded #2 Hermano Pereira, was almost eliminated having a hard time finding the right wave. Barely made it in second moving to the next round with local Edwin Morales. Felipe Mendez and Jeremy Loebstock were the last to move into 4th round.

Forth round of action was the most anticipated moment of the day. With men on men heat format, the second heat had local Jesus Silva and argentine Emiliano Tabare.

Conditions were changing and it was hard to find a good wave, but the local kid found a perfect and deep left barrel that would give him the victory to move into quarterfinals.

Magno with a solid win over Puerto Rican Babby Quiñones will face local Jesus Silva in the most thrilling heat of the comp for all Mexican crowd!

Zicatela Pro: perfect bodyboarding

Zicatela Beach and all the spectators saw a lot of action from the men’s prone division. The second round was completed. All Mexican competitors advanced to the third round. Chuy Silva, Cesar Petroni, Gerardo Martinez, Jose Ramirez, Edwin Morales, Alexander Alvarez and Ulises Rodriguez.

The most exciting heat of the day had seeded number one Magno Oliveira, local Jesus Silva and Eduardo Carpinello from Chile. Magno took an early lead with a massive el Rollo and went back out straight into a perfect lefthander that would give him a 9.4 in the first five minutes.

Illuminated by the gods, Magno was able to find a better score riding a double barrel wave ending with a smooth invert taking the highest score of the competition so far; a 9.8 and a total heat score of 19.20 to seal the deal.

Local Jesus was in third place until the last few minutes where he found a little corner launching a clean ARS to take second place and move to the fourth round.

Waves are still picking up and it should be a great show for tomorrow morning. All round 3 will be running and all competitors are hungry for some big surf.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s action!