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TJ GUMIELA AND IAN GENTIL ANNOUNCED AS WILDCARDS FOR 2010
NIKE 6.0 UNSOUND JR PRO
NEW YORK, New York, Aug 25th, 2010— Wildcard names have been announced for the upcoming Unsound Jr Pro event, which has established itself as the highest rated ASP Jr Pro in North America. Hometown surfer TJ Gumiela has been slotted to receive a wild card entry, along with Nike 6.0 sponsored surfer, Ian Gentil.
20-year-old TJ Gumiela hails from Long Beach, NY and has been a sponsored surfer for the Unsound Surf Shop since he was a young grom. “We are stoked to have TJ Gumiela as Unsound’s wild card. He is a great surfer and will represent NY well when he takes on the best JR ‘s in the country in his home town,” said Unsound Surf owner Michael Nelson.
Maui’s own Gentil has won two national titles including the 2009 NSSA Nationals. The 14-year-old supergrom’s sponsors include Nike 6.0, Lost Surfboards, O’Neill Wetsuits and Da Kine. “We are thrilled to have Ian as the 2010 Unsound Jr Pro wildcard for Nike 6.0. His ability to perform well in any condition will make him a great addition to the excellent field of competitors,” said Nike 6.0 surf team mentor Frankie D’Andrea.
This year the Unsound Pro will offer the world class Jr Pro event in addition to both Men’s and Women’s Pro divisions and will be talking place on September 8-12th in Long Beach, New York. A live webcast presented by Nike 6.0 will be available to the public during competition days at www.nike6unsoundjrpro.com.
Additionally, top ranked female surfer Carissa Moore and Maya Gabeira will stop in at the Unsound Pro to shoot scenes for the New York based action sports series “The Transit Chapters” which will air on MSG Plus in the fall of 2010.
Other highlights at the 2010 Unsound Pro include:
- Nike 6.0 Unsound Jr Pro will be a 4-star rated event, the highest ranked Jr Pro in North America this year including:
- 48 surfers
- Man on Man heats
- Wide range of Divisions – Skull Candy Men’s Pro, Jr Pro and Women’s Pro
- Memorial 9/11 Paddle in conjunction with Spirit Rider Regatta and The O‘Keefe Foundation Walk and an after-party at The Inn of Long Beach
Sponsors of the 2010 Unsound Pro include Unsound Surf Shop, Red Bull, Skull Candy and The Inn of Long Beach who will be hosting the after party.
Once again this year the Unsound Pro will be managed by Aura360, a leading event management and experiential marketing firm.
For more details, please visit www.unsoundpro.com or www.nike6unsoundJr pro.com
About The Unsound Surf Shop®
Unsound Surf Shop is New York’s premier surf shop. Owned and operated by world-renowned surf photographer Mike Nelson and top New York surfer, Dave Juan, since the mid-90s, it continues to supply gear to the core surf market and foster the growing surf talent in Long Beach. The Unsound Pro has become a September tradition, one that locals look forward to each fall.
About Nike 6.0
The Nike 6.0 brand defines innovation and embodies the creativity of youth, united by action. Nike 6.0 delivers footwear and apparel to support the new generation of action sports athletes who are changing the worlds of surf, snow, BMX, wake, moto and freeski. Their unlimited potential and contagious energy deliver the future through performance and lifestyle. www.nike6.com
About the Association of Surfing Professionals
The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is the governing body of professional surfing. Crowning surfing’s undisputed world champions since 1976, the ASP sanctions the following tours: the ASP World Tour, the ASP Women’s World Tour, the World Qualifying Series (WQS) and the World Longboarding, Junior and Masters Championships. The ASP is dedicated to showcasing the world’s best surfing talent in a variety of progressive formats and has revolutionized the way the world watches surfing via their webcasts. The organization is divided into seven different regions: Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Hawaii, North America, and South America.
Aura360 specializes in animating client brands through innovative event and media properties and related marketing ventures. Aura360’s services are structured into three operating units; Ownership & Ventures, Client Property Development & Management, and Productions. Allied business 360 Productions provides global video production services.