Wild Moving Day Determines Quarterfinalists at WRV Outer Banks Pro presented by Pacifico

By on September 2, 2023

Kolohe Andino Amps Up His flawless East Coast Run, WRV Outer Banks Pro Presented by Pacifoco Finals Day Bound.
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NAGS HEAD (Saturday, September 2, 2023) – The Atlantic Ocean tested competitors’ will to move into Finals Day at the World Surf League (WSL) WRV Outer Banks Pro presented by Pacifico, a Qualifying Series (QS) 1,000, with four-to-five foot conditions providing opportunities to capitalize on amid the scattered lineup. Those who found themselves in the spot when it mattered were able to post near-perfection and jaw-dropping maneuvers with top seeds making their Round of 64 debut before moving directly into the Round of 32. Women’s competition was called OFF for the day as both men’s and women’s Quarterfinalists are locked in for a Finals Day showdown.

Costa Rica’s Sam Reidy didn’t hold anything back in his Round of 32 clash with former Championship Tour (CT) star Kolohe Andino (USA), Mexico’s standout Sebastian Williams, and an in-form Enzo Ackermann (DEU). Reidy unleashed a powerful forehand attack on an opening, critical section before taking to the air for a near-perfect 9.25 (out of a possible 10) to earn a commanding lead before Andino went to work and overpowered the field with a 15.75, including an excellent 8.00, utilizing his world-class forehand capabilities.

“I’m stoked, looking at the draw I didn’t really know anyone except for Sebastian [Williams] and I know he’s a really talented surfer,” said Andino. “And then Sam [Reidy] got the 9.25 on me, and I didn’t even know who he was so it was sick to see the level of surfing so high. I really had to lock in and finish the heat strong.”

A stacked, Round of 32, Heat 8, battle unfolded between defending event victor Michael Dunphy (USA), recent Coastal Edge ECSC Pro runner-up Levi Slawson (USA), rising talent Owen Moss (USA), and Costa Rica’s threat Tosh Talbot. Slawson and Dunphy traded near-excellent scores before Slawson soared to an excellent 8.50 before adding a 6.45 to seal a big win and back-to-back Finals Day appearances.

“I feel good, my first heat this morning was a little weird because I couldn’t hear anything and when you don’t know your position in the heat it’s hard to gauge what your strategy is,” said Slawson. “But, overall, surfing feels good and I’m just stoked we have some surf. Finals Day tomorrow and waves should be super fun, and the fields are super stacked so it should be a good day.”

Corzo Finds His Rhythm For Excellent Showing Into Quarterfinals. Video by World Surf League
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QS veteran and former ISA Gold Medalist, Jhony Corzo (MEX), turned on his form in a Round of 32 battle with emerging talents Jabe Swierkocki (USA), Cannon Carr (USA), and Luke Wyler (USA). Corzo’s Gold Medal-winning backhand was on full display to earn an excellent 8.25 and take control of the affair early in the heat. The 25-year-old then found another running lefthander to attack and posted a 6.45 to solidify his lead and a place into the Quarterfinals.

“I’m loving it, stoked to get my rhythm going and get that heat win,” said Corzo. “I surf my backhand every day at my home break and now it’s finally lining up for me [in heats]. It’s my goal to qualify for the Challenger Series and I know it’s a long road so I’m just going event-by-event and day-by-day, and just enjoying the process and loving life.”

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Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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