APT Vice President and Event Sanctioning Director, Rodney Kilborn is officially announcing the 2006/2007 APT World Tour Tow-In Surfing Circuit. The Association of Professional Towsurfers (APT), is dedicated to sanctioning and promoting world class competitions, dissemination of safety, training and technical information to athletes, providing technical direction to event organizers, and educating, certifying and licensing our athletes, while keeping our waters safe.
The Association of Professional Towsurfers is a California non-profit mutual benefit corporation and was founded on March 6, 2003 with the charter to support the responsible growth and development of tow-in surfing and competitions around the globe. The APT World Tour Tow-In Surfing Circuit is the first global sanctioning body to ever create a world tour that will financially benefit top-rated competing professional tow-in surfers from around the world. APT has and will continue to create alliances with other international tow-in surfing associations for the betterment and growth of the sport and the world tour tow-in surfing circuit.
“For those of us who come from minor surfing country’s and do not have the financial backing of places like the USA , Oz and Europe, the APT tow tour will give us the opportunity to travel, surf some insane waves and make some money as we continue to live the dream,” said Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker.
APT is pleased to announce the following three scheduled world class tow-in surfing events for the 2006/2007 season. Each event will be held for one day during the largest and best surf conditions possible.
1. The North Shore Tow-In Surfing Championships will be held on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii on the outer reefs of Haleiwa Harbor. The holding period will be December 15, 2006 thru March 31, 2007. Note: All invited competitors for the North Shore Tow-In Surfing Championships will be asked to show proof of obtaining the required Hawaii Tow-In State License, provided by Winward Community College Oahu, Hawaii, prior the start of the event. The contact number for the state required license is: 808-235-7428 for fees and class dates.
2. Red Bull El Gigante Viene Tow-In Surfing Championships will be held in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. The holding period will be May 1, 2007 thru July 31, 2007.
3. Iquique, Chile International Tow-In Surfing Championships will be held in Iquique, Chile. The holding period will be May 1, 2007 thru July 31, 2007.
The three events will offer a minimum $75,000.00 tour prize money.
Future events and locations in development or on the hit list for the APT World Tour Tow-In Surfing Circuit include, U.S. West Coast, Tahiti, France, South Africa and Australia. The APT World Tour Tow-In Surfing Circuit has created a universal point and rating structure, judging criteria and contest format that will be implemented throughout the circuit. It is APT’s goal in the future to have a circuit that will qualify top rated competing teams for the APT World Title Tow-In Surfing Championships and crown an annual world team champion.
APT is also pleased to announce its NEW and FRESH website www.protowsurfers.org where all visitors, members, competitors and event directors can obtain updated information about upcoming events, the official rule book, event formats, ratings, prize money, sponsors, invites and alternate lists, membership and sanctioning requirements, tow-in licensing, competitors and event director obligations.