The inagural event at the venue, the Mancora Peru Classic will play a crucial role in two important races as the ASP Top 17 vie for the 2007 ASP Women's World Title as well as their qualification spots for 2008.
Silvana Lima (BRA), current No. 2 on the ASP Women's World Tour, has made the finals in the past three elite-tour events, but has yet to capture a victory in '07.
"I have been making good results, but I really want to win an event," Lima said. "The waves in Peru are similar to Brazil so I hope to keep the momentum up and hopefully win."
Lima is currently separated from ratings frontrunnter, rookie senstation Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), by a scant 82 points and with fomer ASP Women's World Champ Sofia Mulanovich (PER) and wily veteran Samantha Cornish (AUS) all within striking distance, the Mancora Peru Classic will be vital to this season's title race.
"All the girls are surfing really well," Lima said. "There are many girls at the top and all of them can surf well in lefts. I think Sofia will have an advantage as she surfs out there a lot, but Steph and Sam can surf really well too. Hopefully this can be another good result for me."
With only three events remaining in the 2007 ASP Women's World Tour season, the Mancora Peru Classic will also offer important points to surfers sitting at the bottom on the ratings who hope to crack the Top 10 cutoff to qualify for the 2008 season.
The 2007 Mancora Peru Classic will be webcast LIVE beginning on Oct. 30 via www.aspworldtour.com