With a early start all of the 2nd round and 6 heats of the 3rd round were surfed at El Gringo today. It was the smallest day of the forecast but despite that El Gringo showed why is considered the most consistent wave in the world.
Standouts of today's action where Hawaiian Jacob Romero and the Chilean Cristobal Scirafia who scored one of the best waves of the day, a huge tube and a perfect backflip.
"I'm very happy to advanced one more round. El Gringo is a powerful wave and I love to surf here" said the Chilean local from Iquique.
The young Australian Thomas Rigby was surprised and nervous with his ticket to the next round "This is my first competition in the past few months and I was very nervous. I'm lucky that I could advance to round 4."
At around 11:00 AM the On shore wind came and the organization decided to hold the last two heats of round 3 because the quality of the waves decreased.
The next check in will be next Monday May 17th at 7:15 AM local time. A big swell is expected for next week and all competitors are excited to what can be the biggest Arica Chilean Challenge ever.
Stay tuned to www.chilebodyboard.com for the live webcast.
SOURCE: IBA World Tour