Friday, June 8, 2007

Robertson eliminated in Maldives

CAPE Bridgewater surfer Adam Robertson was eliminated from the SriLankan Airlines Pro in the Maldives yesterday, going down narrowly in his round three heat.

Robertson, 24, was well positioned mid-heat with a strong 6.8 opening ride but was unable to back it up with a reasonable second scoring ride and was eliminated from the event by Brazil's Ordelie Couthino.

Robertson had been in good form, defeating another Brazilian in highly-decorated veteran Fabio Gouveia to advance to round three.

``This is an amazing event,'' Robertson said.

``We score great waves every year here and it's a lot of fun to surf.''

The Maldives is regarded as having some of the warmest surfing waters in the world at about 29 degrees and produces excellent reef breaks.

It is a five-star prime rating ASP World Qualifying Tour event with $US100,000 prizemoney, attracting about 200 of the world's top surfers .

Source: The Standard

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