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2009 Arica Chilean Challenge

It was big day today at the ACC heading into Round 7. A drama filled morning went down starting with Tomas (mini rig) Rigby doing battle with another young gun from Brazil, Rene Xavier. 

2009 Arica Chilean Challenge

The ACC went XL today with conditions reading 12 ft out of the Southwest Direction.

2009 Arica Chilean Challenge

The event is currently on hold as a 8-10 feet swell marches towards the coast and the action is set to be awesome with the Top 16 taking on the in-form qualifiers.

2009 Arica Chilean Challenge

The Arica Chilean Challenge started the day by finishing off round four. The conditions had dropped from the day before but still provided the odd 2 to 4 ft wave. Heat 4 round 1 saw Jason Bitzer (USA) taken out with only one scoring wave to Pablo Peirto (Germany) and Igor Sanchez who both where able to find two scoring riders in the difficult early morning high tide conditions.

2009 Arica Chilean Challenge

The competition was fierce today as the Arican Chilean Challenge narrowed down it’s field. The conditions started off similar to the day prior but improved with the dropping tide as the morning turned to mid day. Scristobal Sciaraffia (Chile) started the day well with a round 2 win followed by Gregory Wouters (Aruba) who was surfing exceptional.

Ewan Donnachie conquers the 2009 Shark Island Challenge

Ewan Donnachie from Sydney’s Northern Beaches has won the 2009 Nomad Shark Island Challenge in clean 1 – 1.5m  conditions to claim first prize of $10,000 over an accumulated two round points system.

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