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Alaïa Open – Winter Cup

Alaïa Open - Winter Cup

Aloha from Alaïa Bay! 🌊

 

It’s time to shred! Our Alaïa team is more than excited for the first Winter Cup! To make sure our athletes are well taken care of, we are sending out the following form – let us know who you are and if you need any extra gear! This form is mandatory for all our athletes as it must be filled out for administration. We assume you’re already very excited and looking forward to what’s in store for you! The countdown is on and here is all the information you need for this spectacular event:

 

[important!]: Athletes Details:

Fill in your details now: alaiabay.ch/athletefullregistration

 

Warm up session:

All athletes have the chance to practice before the competition. Therefore we have planned a Warm Up Session on Friday, 3rd December. In case you haven’t booked your Friday Session, head to your account and book yours.

 

Location:

Alaïa Bay is located in Sion, in the canton of Valais, the exact address is Route d’Aproz 65, Domaine des Iles, 1950 Sion.  It’s 10 minutes from the city center and buses/taxies will bring you straight there from the train station. Arriving in Zurich, Geneva, Basel or even Milano? Easy, hop on the next train to Sion and you’re almost there!

 

Access by public transport:

From Sion train station, take the bus BS12, Gare – Aproz. The exit of the bus BS12 is under the train station, at the beginning of the Champs-de-Tabac street. In 10 minutes, you can reach Alaïa Bay with the bus stop “Sion, Tennis îles”. From Monday to Saturday there are 2 trips per hour from 6:00 to 20:00 and 6 return trips on Sunday. Throughout 2021, the bus is free on Fridays from 17:00 and all day on Saturdays. For the full timetable and fares, visit the Sédunois Bus website.

 

By car:

From Martigny or Brig, take the A9 motorway and exit at “Sion Ouest”, then follow the signs to ” Domaine des Iles “. Exact Google Maps location

 

Accommodation:

You will love your stay in the Swiss Alps! If you don’t know where to stay yet, we have prepared some options for you: Moxy Hotel Sion : Discount available through this link. There are also other options around, such as Hôtel des Vignes – a bit more upscale,  Gîte des Iles or AirBnB Sion.

 

[important!] Athletes Briefing

Friday evening at 7.30pm and 9.30pm we will hold two full detailed athletes briefing !  Please be there! Either at 7.30pm or 9.30pm!

We insist you attend one briefing as there is a lot of information for the athletes amongst you.

Of course, a security briefing will be done before each qualification session too.

 

Food, Drink, and more food and drinks

Fancy a good Swiss croissant or a big portion of scrambled eggs before jumping into the pool? Join us on Sunday morning for THE BEST SURFERS BRUNCH! The doors of Alaïa Bay will open at 7am.  The TwinFin menu will spoil you! For the big surfer appetite later and for the spectators – TwinFin will serve you everything from the best fondue to a wide selection of Asian dishes and a delicious Italian pizza.

 

Come and cheer for our athletes!!! From our TwinFin terrace you’ll have the best view of the surfers, while our DJs will entertain the afternoon with Café del Mar vibes. Entry is free for spectators, so bring your friends and family and support us as much as you can! For our younger guests, we have a big surprise planned that you won’t want to miss! We promise you that Alaïa Bay will be transformed into a great playground for young and old!

 

Saturday Evening Party

And for those who want to end the day with good beats and good vibes – here’s our plan for Saturday night! ✨ 🎶

The Competition will be accompanied by Lunarts, the makers of WooMoon & StoryTellers – with an eight hour showcase direct from Ibiza with performers from the Cirque du Sommet and the Ibiza Magic directly from Cova Santa featuring Landikhan (Ibiza), Jo.Ke LIVE (Berlin), Raw Main (Paris), Wanduta LIVE (Paris) and Angie O (Ibiza) 5pm-2am!

 

Not to be missed! Waves, good vibes and music – get your ticket for the evening party now!!! 🎉 Follow the Link: https://ra.co/events/1481311

 

What not to forget !  – your Equipment :

In water temperatures that feel like 25 degrees, with a good wetsuit and the winter gear (which can be provided), you can enjoy this very special experience – maybe it’s even your first winter surf? There are few places where you can surf surrounded by snow peaks!🏔️

If you need gloves, boots and a hood, we will fully equip you when you arrive. There will also be wetsuits and surfboards available for rent. Just fill out the athlete form and let us know your needs! We’re sure the beautiful scenery will put a smile on your face – and our on-site photographers will love catching you smiling in the Line up or shredding your way to the winner’s podium!

 

Comp Schedule:

Saturday’s qualifiers have a unique format where you can choose your best side (left or right) for a session (choose which side in the athlete form !!), with the best scores added together.

The top 48 riders from Day 1 will progress to the final day.

The format for the final day is the standard heat format as per ISA rules.

 

Helicopter rides, wingsuit demos, acrobatic paragliding, shaping experience, guided tours and more!

 

Comp Wave Programming:

Just as special as our location is the unique wave coding we are programming for the competition! The athletes will be surfing our best turn wave – we can’t wait to see everyone rip! Here is the programming for Saturday Qualifications & Sunday Finals:

 

1° Qualification Men/Women: half T1 and half T2. Corresponds to our «Advanced» sessions.

2° Quarter-Finals Men : T2. Corresponds to our «Advanced» sessions.

3° Quarter-Finals women: T2. Corresponds to our «Advanced» sessions.

4° Semi-Final Men: half T2, half B1. Corresponds to our «Expert» sessions.

5° Semi-Final Women: half T2, half B1. Corresponds to our «Expert» sessions.

6° Final Men: half T2, half B1. Corresponds to our «Expert» sessions.

7° Final Women: half T2, half B1. Corresponds to our «Expert» sessions.

8° Qualification Juniors Boys/Girls : half T1, half T2 .Corresponds to our «Advanced» sessions.

9° Semi-Final Juniors Boys/Girls : T2. Corresponds to our «Advanced» sessions.

10° Final Juniors: half T2, half B1. Corresponds to our «Expert» sessions.

11° Qualification Kids : M5. Corresponds to our «Intermediate» sessions.

12° Final Kids : half M5, half T1. Corresponds to our «Advanced» sessions.

 

Comp Judging :

Our judges for Qualification and Final rounds are :

Head Judge:

– Manuel Mendoza (Peru (lives in Switzerland), ISA World Championships, Invitational Championships with Quilsilver, Billabong and Volcom, Latin American Surfing Association, etc.).

– Ricardo Bilbao (Spain, WSL, ISA & Fesurfing)

Judges:

Marta Ruiz (Spain, Fesurfing and ISA)

Eric Zbarren (ISA)

Ronaldo Mota (ISA)

Eusebio Rodriguez (ISA)

Simon (ISA)

Angela Veronesi (ISA)

Fritz Grijalva (ISA)

Benedek Sarkany (ISA)

 

Prize Distribution:

Open Men                                                                      

1st.            10’000$                     7K$ cash + 3K$ in prizes

2nd.          6’000$                        3.8K$cash + 2.2K$ in prizes
3rd            4’000$                        2.8K$cash + 1.2K$ in prizes

 

Open Women                                                                      

1st.            10’000$                     7K$ cash + 3K$ in prizes

2nd.          6’000$                        3.8K$cash + 2.2K$ in prizes
3rd            4’000$                        2.8K$cash + 1.2K$ in prizes

 

Swiss Men                                                                  

1st             3’000                          1K$ cash + 2K in prizes

2nd           2’000                          600$ cash + 1.4K$ prizes

3rd            1’500                          400$cash + 1.1K$ prizes

 

Swiss Women                                                                      

1st             3’000                          1K$ cash + 2K in prizes

2nd           2’000                          600$ cash + 1.4K$ prizes

3rd            1’500                          400$cash + 1.1K$ prizes

 

Junior Boys                                         

1st             2500                           600$ cash + 1.9K$ in prizes
2nd           2000                           400$ cash + 1.6K$ in prizes
3rd            1500                           200$ cash + 1.3K$ in prizes

 

Junior Girls                                         

1st             2500                           600$ cash + 1.9K$ in prizes
2nd           2000                           400$ cash + 1.6K$ in prizes
3rd            1500                           200$ cash + 1.3K$ in prizes

 

Kids Boys

1st             2300                           in prizes

2nd           1900                           in prizes

3rd.           600                             in prizes

 

Kids Girls

1st             2300                           in prizes

2nd           1900                           in prizes

3rd.           600                             in prizes

 

Special RED BULL prizes fort he 3 Best WipeOuts of Saturday : The 3 best wipe outs will win 1 year of RED BULL each !

 

 

Your Registration form !

It’s important! Fill it in now! alaiabay.ch/athletefullregistration

 

 

Last but not least:

We are super stoked that you will be a part of this competition and hope you will experience the magic of the Swiss Alps at Alaïa Bay! ✨

 

Please write to me directly and I’ll endeavour to reply to each and every of your concerns.

 

All the best,

Lisa !

alaiaopen@alaiabay.ch

First Swiss and International Surf Competition

Alaïa open winter cup

Une session de surf le vendredi (1 heure, programmation spéciale de vagues de Warm-Up (M4, M5, T1).

Alaïa open winter cup

Une session de surf d’une heure le samedi (Round de qualification)

Zone athlètes, goodies, Tshirt de compétition

Alaïa open winter cup

Sessions surf du dimanche si tu es qualifié

Alaïa open winter cup

5 Sessions de Surf supplémentaires (hors cours Débutant mais avec accès aux heures d’ouverture de l’Alpine Surf Club !)

Kit d’hiver inclus gratuitement ! Valable de la date d’achat jusqu’à la fin de l’hiver (21 mars 2022)

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