CLOUDBREAK/Fiji (Saturday, May 26, 2012) – The Volcom Fiji Pro, Event No. 4 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, is just over a week away from the start of its 13-day waiting period and Mitch Coleborn (AUS), 25, has been chosen as one of two event wildcards to join the ASP Top 34 at Cloudbreak and Restaurants.
Coleborn, a powerful goofy footer from the Sunshine Coast, has been in the limelight of surf media for several years, but only recently has stoked a fire within to qualify and compete on the elite ASP World Championship Tour. It’s time to see Mitch battle the pack of new and veteran ASP Top 34 surfers he is constantly compared to. This will be Coleborn’s debut ASP WCT showing, and he is psyched and ready.
“Tavarua is one of my favorite places in the world,” Coleborn said.. “To compete at a world-class wave makes for a really even playing field. Everyone will get sick waves, from the vets to the rookies; it will come down to your surfing and that keeps match-ups real fair. I can’t wait.”
The remaining wildcard will go to a local surfer who is deemed the overall champion of three separate trial events run by the Fiji Surfing Association (FSA). Two of the three events have already commenced, with the final event taking place in the next week. Local surfers Inia Nakalevu, Isei Tokovou, Aca Raculo and Paul Chonsue are all in close running for the lone wildcard spot.
Swell charts are showing all kinds of red in the South Pacific heading directly for Fiji… this thing can go down straight out the gates. Tune in on June 3rd at www.volcom.com/fijipro