CONTEST FORMAT
RIP CURL WORLD CUP OF SURFING
PRESENTED BY ZEAL OPTICS

1996 DEFENDING CHAMPION
PAUL PATERSON, AUSTRALIA

FORMER WINNERS
 
	Mark Richards	1975			
        Hans Hedemann   1986
	Ian Cairns      1976			
        Gary Elkerton   1987
	Shaun Tomson	1977			
        Tom Carroll     1988
	Buzzy Kerbox	1978			
        Hans Hedemann 	1989
	Mark Richards	1979			
        Derek Ho        1990
	Ian Cairns      1980			
        Fabio Gouveia   1991
	Dane Kealoha	1981			
        Martin Potter   1992
	Tom Carroll	1982 			
        John Gomes      1993
	Michael Ho	1983  			
        Sunny Garcia    1994
	Michael Ho	1984			
	Shane Powell    1995
	Michael Ho	1985			
        Paul Paterson   1996

HOLDING PERIODS
Because the Rip Curl World Cup of Surfing presented by Zeal Optics is a big wave event, the contest is scheduled within an 11-day "Holding Period," with Thanksgiving Holiday off. Contest Director Bernie Baker makes the final determination whether or not a contest will take place on any given day. If the contest is on, it will begin at 8:00 a.m. and run until 4:00 p.m. There are several ways to determine if surfing is taking place: You can call the Press trailer hotline - 808-638-5024 for recorded contest information or you can call the Surf News Network, 596-SURF (7873).

HEATS & TIMING
A total of 132 surfers appear in the contest Trials heats consist of 72 surfers in 12, six-man heats 36 surfers advance to meet the 28 seeded surfers in Main Event - Round 1 The 32 surfers finishing 1st and 2nd advance to Main Event - Round 2 The 16 surfers finishing 1st and 2nd advance to the Quarter Finals Semi-Finals and Final event follow Each heat is 30 minutes unless lengthened by contest director due to hazardous conditions.

HOOTER SYSTEM
Five-minute visual and verbal warning prior to commencement of next heat One horn blast to start - Two horn blasts to Finish

PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWN

        FIRST           One check at	$8,000
        Second          One check at    $4,000
	Third		One check at	$3,000
	Fourth		One check at	$2,600
       	Fifth		Two checks at	$2,200 each
	Seventh		Two checks at 	$2,000 each
	Ninth		Four checks at	$1,800 each
	Thirteenth	Four checks at	$1,500 each
	Seventeenth	Eight checks at $1,300 each
	Twenty-fifth	Eight checks at $1,000 each
	Thirty-third	Eight checks at $  800 each
	Forty-first	Eight checks at	$  600 each

ASP JUDGES
Renato Hickel - Brazil - ASP Head Judge Others are: Perry Hatchett, Australia; Anthony Sutton, California; Romulo Fonseca, Brazil; Clyde Martin, South Africa; Jack Shipley, Hawaii; Dave Shipley, Hawaii; Mike Ginsberg, Hawaii. All are veteran ASP Tour Judges

ASP Computer Judging Technology - Robson Machado
Internet Technology - Mano Ziul (ASP Live), Danno (HoloHolo Hawai`i)

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