COOLANGATTA/QLD (Wednesday, 5th February, 2014) – The world’s best surfers are headed down under for the season opening Australian leg of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour.
The next two weeks will see competitors battle for all-important 6-Star ASP Qualifying Series points and prize-money in both men’s and women’s divisions at the Hurley Australian Open of Surfing at Manly Beach, followed by the Burton Toyota Pro and Hunter Ports Womens Classic at Newcastle’s Surfest.
On the 26th of February, the ASP World Surfing Awards will be held at the Gold Coast Arts Centre. There will be red carpet arrivals followed by an awards ceremony where the 2013 ASP World Champions are officially crowned at surfing’s premiere gala event.
Next are three back-to-back ASP World Championship Tour events, held in three world-class, but very distinctly different locations, where the ASP World Title contenders will attempt two break from the pack. The first of the three events is the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast, followed by the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, and the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.
Calendar Of Events:
Feb 10 – 16 – Hurley Australian Open of Surfing at Manly Beach (Men’s & Women’s ASP 6-Star rated Qualifying Series events)
Feb 17 – 23 – Burton Toyota Pro, Hunter Ports Women’s Classic at Newcastle’s Surfest (Men’s & Women’s ASP 6-Star rated Qualifying Series events) See event details, schedule and live action at www.surfest.com.
Feb 26 – ASP World Surfing Awards at the Gold Coast Arts Centre
March 1 – 12 – Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast (Men’s & Women’s ASP World Championship Tour)
April 2 – 13 – Drug Aware Margaret River Pro (Men’s & Women’s ASP World Championship Tour)
April 16 – 27 – Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach (Men’s & Women’s ASP World Championship Tour)
For media accreditation, requests or inquiries please contact:
ASP Australasia Media Officer
+61411 820 620
About the ASP World Championship Tour (WCT)
The ASP has been crowning undisputed surfing World Champions since 1976, with a tour of events that spans the globe. The current ASP World Champions are Mick Fanning (AUS) and Carrissa Moore (Haw). In 2014 the WCT consists of 11 events for men and 9 for the women.
About the ASP Qualifying Series (QS)
The ASP QS is a world series of events that range from 1-Star to 6-Star rating for the women, and 1-Star to 6-Star/Prime rating for the men. The top 10 men and top 6 women finishers on the ASP QS rankings at the end of 2014 qualify for the 2015 WCT.