BASN X-Sports Notebook

By BASN Wire Services
Updated: April 22, 2008

NEW YORK — Here is a look at the latest major happenings surrounding the X-Sports world.


ESPN CLASSIC,a world leading sports channel, will broadcast the best of the 2006 and 2007 ASP European Pro Surf Tours from April 21 to 25, an INSIDE MEDIA / Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Europe co-production.

Featuring the world’s best surfers, including Europe’s ASP World Tour members Jeremy Flores (REU), Miky Picon (FRA), Aritz Aranburu (EUK) and Tiago Pires (PRT), ESPN CLASSIC will highlight surfing’s best professional competitions around Europe every day during five days.

The ASP European Pro Surf Tour, launched in 1989, has become a must-see in European sports in general and showcases the biggest World Qualifying Series (WQS) leg in the world with 8 major events counting towards the qualification for the ASP Top 45, the elite of professional surfing competing on the ASP World Tour.

From Scotland’s extreme waters to the Canary’s perfect reefs, including Europe’s best beachbreaks of Hossegor, Lacanau, England and Portugal’s beautiful shores, ESPN CLASSIC brings you the best of surfing across the continent.


José Ureña, President of Federacion de Surf de Costa Rica (FSC), announced today that the five-month long, six beach surf tournament, the Circuito Circuito Nacional de Surf, will conclude in Playa Hermosa on Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26. The CNS Gran Final Terraza-REEF will be accompanied by a great agenda celebrating surf!

During these 48 hours, the FSC, supported 100% by their sponsors of the Circuito throughout the year, has devised a schedule for the public to join in activities of pure surf and the beach lifestyle, with girls and parties that will intermingle with the end of the story of this year’s surf contest. Beginning with the last stage of the CNS on Friday, April 25, the first heats will take place beginning at 7:00 a.m. in front of Hotel Terraza del Pacifico, a special sponsor of the Gran Finals. The surf competition will continue until approximately 3:00 p.m. this premier day.

That same night, 8:00 p.m., at Tabacón Bar and Restaurant in Jaco, a press conference for the 12 finalists of the Miss Surf Organic and Natural will take place. At this event, the girls will present a fashion show, along with some well-known REEF ladies, and all will participate as well in the closing Surf Party of the Circuito on Saturday evening.

On the second and last day of the competition, also beginning at 7:00 a.m. in front of Hotel Terraza del Pacifico, the next National Champions will devote themselves to the contest until completion. Afterwards, the Sunset Party of 911 Groovy Radio will begin, also at in front of Hotel Terraza del Pacifico.

Without stopping, from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m., the Hotel Terraza del Pacifico will run its beach lights to allow the Night Surf competition, organized by the FSC with money to be distributed to the winners.

Meanwhile, the 12 finalists of Miss Surf Organic and Natural will begin their great evening. At approximately 8:30 p.m., within the facilities of Hotel Terraza del Pacifico, which will open its doors to the public, the girls will give their first parade inaugurating the final contest in search of Miss Surf Organic and Natural 2008. The winner of Miss Surf Organic and Natural will receive $1,000, great incentives from the sponsors, and will be allowed to participate in the Miss REEF 2008 that will be chosen in the month of November when the Asociacion Latinamerica de Surfistas Profesionals (ALAS) Circuit arrives in Costa Rica

The 2007-08 Circuito Nacional de Surf International Sponsors are: Organics In America, Powerade, Coca-Cola, RedBull, Billabong, Quiksilver, Roxy, Reef. National Sponsors include: 911 Groovy Radio, Banco Nacional, Witch’s Rock Surf Camp, Hotel & Resort Terraza del Pacifico, Bar & Restaurant El Tabacon, Hotel Playa Carmen, Quique Surf Shop, Coldwell Banker Peninsula Trading Co., Banzaii Surfboards, Banana Wax, Remax Surfside, Cala Luna Hotel & Villas, The Backyard Hotel, Mango Surf & Skate, Jass Surf Shop, Roca Bruja Surf & Skate Shop, Carton Surfboards, Chiclets Canopy Tree Tour, Gimnasios Platinum Fitness Center, Chuck’s W.O.W. Surf Shop, Shifi Surf Shots, Surfos Magazine.

For more information on the Circuito Nacional de Surf or the Federacion de Surf de Costa Rica, please go to the new webpage at