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3rd CSN Contest Goes Down in Jamaica
The 2008 Makka Pro will be held at one of Jamaica’s most consistent reef breaks– Makka Surf Beach, Yallahs. Competitors will be traveling from Barbados, Trinidad, and USA to compete against the top Jamaican surfers in the Open Men, Open Women, and Junior Divisions to carry home the title, over $12,000.00 (Bds) in prize money, as well as earn valuable points towards claiming the Caribbean Challenge Cup Championship.
Some of Barbados’ top surfers have been training for this second annual event and are eager to travel to the “Land of Wood and Water”.
2007 Womens Champion, Alexis Jordan,is anxiously waiting for the begining of the contest to be the first back-to-back champion. This year will be the first time that Junior surfers will be competing in their own division and some of the best names for Barbados are getting set to dominate this event.
Bruce Mackie and Jordan Heaselgreave will be leading the charge for the juniors while Chelsea Roett and Chelsea Tuach will be looking to dethrone their compatriot Alexis Jordan for the Open Womens Title.
Current Tour Leader Ametza Nicholls will be unable to attend due to injury, so this leaves Jade Niccolls, 2007 overall champion and currently in 3rd position, with a great opportunity to take the lead if she is not stopped by top local Danielle Ohyan, currently ranked 2nd on the tour standings.
In the Open Mens Division, Mark “The Boss” Holder, will definitely be attending this year as he is in a great position (3rd) to take the Tour lead seeing that the only two surfers ahead of him will be unable to attend due to sponsorship commitments– Thibault Breneol and Lewis St. John.
Holder will have his hands full battling against the highest ranked Jamaican surfer, Luke Williams (5th), who has “home court advantage,” not to mention the extensive list of hot talent that Jamaica has been developing through out the year.
The CSN organizers Christopher Clarke and Nicholas Donawa are excited to once again work with the JSA (Jamaican Surfing Association), Jamnesia Surf Camp, and the community residents of South Haven, to offer the Caribbean surfers the opportunity to showcase their skills.
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