Jeep Presents Surfbout Surfing Event at Low Trestles

Jeep Presents Surfbout Surfing Event at Low Trestles

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) four-star surfing event will take place at the famous Lower Trestles in San Clemente, California from April 24 to 28. In addition, now on its 15th year, Lower Trestles will also host the prestigious Jeep-Body Glove Surfbout event, which will be the start of the Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series sponsored by Chrysler Group’s Jeep brand. Moreover, the ASP Grade-2 Oakley Pro Junior surfing event will also take place at Lower Trestles.

In connection with this, ASP and WQS will be conducting daily beach cleaning to the event this year. The beach clean ups will be held every day for about 2 hours from 2:00 pm up to 4:00 pm. People can get gloves and trash bags at the Ocean Minded tent. According to Gary Ward, President of Ocean Minded: “Events such as the Jeep Body Glove Surfbout bring out some of the best in surfing. We at Ocean Minded are excited to lead beach clean-up efforts at the event.”

About 192 of the world’s best professional surfers and 32 of the world’s best junior surfers are expected to participate at the five-day world-class surfing event in Lower Trestles. Some of the past winners of this prestigious surfing event are confirmed to compete. They include CJ Hobgood ((Melbourne Beach, FL), the 2001 ASP World Champion along with his twin brother Damien Hobgood. Both surfers currently ranked 17th on the Foster’s ASP World Tour. Other famous surfers expected to arrive in Low Trestles include Ryan Helm (Jupiter, FL), Dayyan Neve (Manly Beach, AUS), and Gabe Kling (St. Augustine, FL). Local surfing stars like Chris Ward (San Clemente, CA), Mike Losness (San Clemente, CA), Shaun Ward (Huntington Beach, CA), Austin Ware (Solano Beach, CA), Anthony Petruso (Malibu, CA), and the 2006 Macy’s California Trifecta Series Champion Nathan Yeomans from San Clemente, CA are also expected to join this year’s surfing event.

These Competitors will be battling out for the $75,000 cash prize and of course, for the valuable points given by the Association of Surfing Professionals and World Qualifying Series. Moreover, the Macy’s California Trifecta will also award a $33,333 bonus prize to the surfer who takes first-place in all three events. The surfer will also bring an all-new 2007 Jeep Patriot equipped with quality Jeep shock on his garage, courtesy of Macy’s California Trifecta. Junior surfers will compete for the additional $5,000 bonus prize.

“Body Glove International is proud to bring the Jeep-Body Glove Surfbout back to Lower Trestles,” said Scott Daley, VP of marketing for Body Glove. “Trestles not only offers some of the best waves in America, but Surfbout gives American surfers an opportunity to earn valuable ASP WQS points. This will be the 15th Surfbout, so all of you young American pros, let’s see what you’ve got!” he added.

“We had a great points race going into the Cold Water Classic last year and we are excited to bring this opportunity back to American surfers. It all starts at the Surfbout, and with over $200,000 in cash and prizes on the line this year we’re looking forward to seeing another dramatic finish to the ’07 season,” said Sean Nielsen, Director of Event Operations, Action Sports Group (ASG), publisher of SURFER, SURFING and WaveWatch magazines.