ASP Movistar Peru Classic 2010: Women's Tour Heads To San Bartolo

The female surfing elite is off to South America for stop No.5 on the 2010 ASP Women’s World Tour, the Movistar Peru Classic, which is being held in San Barolo, Peru.

ASP Women's World Tour 2010 San Bartolo.  Photo: ASP/RowlandThe Movistar Peru Classic is heading for the first time to the shores and punchy surf of San Bartolo in Lima, Peru.

“The waves in San Bartolo are small but it can get really fun,” Mulanovich said. “It is a right if swell is small or medium and left is swell is big. I have surfed San Bartolo all my life and really enjoy surfing there.”

ASP Women’s World No. 3 ranking, Mulanovich, is still recovering from a neck injury sustained earlier this season.

“I am just trying to take it heat by heat this season, have fun and see what happens,” Mulanovich said. “I need to improve a bit on my fitness because I have been nursing a bad neck lately.”

Mulanovich will battle it out with Rosanne Hodge and a Peruvian wildcard in the opening rounds. Sally Fitzgibbons, who is currently the ASP Women’s World No. 2, is gaining speed with every event.  She has proven that she is a force to be reckoned with.

“This will be my first time surfing San Bartolo but I've heard good things about the waves in the area,” Fitzgibbons said. “I will be in San Bartolo for a Red Bull camp which will definitely help me with becoming familiar with area. I know a few of the girls have travelled and surfed the location before, but I'd say it's a pretty even playing field.”

Fitgibbons has been at the top of her game this season, putting the heat on her competitor Stephanie Gilmore.

“It's great to be in second on the ratings at this stage of the season – definitely closer to where I want to be,” Fitzgibbons said. “I’m not too focused on the ratings and placings and what not. I just want to carry on being consistent and improve my surfing in the back half of the year. No pressure at this stage, just happy to be fit and ready to surf.”

Sally Fitzgibbons is set to face Amee Donohoe and a Peruvian wildcard in the opening round.

Coco Ho current ASP Women’s World No. 8, has not been able to regain the glory from her ASP Rookie of the Year Honors in 2009, but she feels that she is still on top of the ball.

“I’ve never been to San Bartolo,” Ho said. “I definitely hope to find myself in a Final this year. I don’t feel like I’m surfing badly. I’m just making simple mistakes. My goal at the moment is to crack Top 5.”

Ho will face Chelsea Hedges and Claire Bevilacqua in Round 1 of the 2010 Movistar Peru Classic in San Bartolo.

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