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ASP Announces 2014 World Championship Tour Lineup

November 28th, 2013 by Samantha Rupert

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) announced the new 2014 World Championship Tour (WCT) lineup yesterday, revealing three new stops for the women. The 2014 women’s tour includes 9 stops, unveiling new events at Trestles, Hossegor and Fiji, which coincide with the men’s contests. More »

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Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau Invitees Announced

November 6th, 2013 by John Zanussi

The 29th annual Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau, the original one-day big wave invitational surfing event that requires waves measuring in excess of 20 feet, is excited to announce the list of 2013/14 Invitees and Alternates. The holding period for the event begins on December 1, 2013, and concludes on February 28, 2014. The official Opening Ceremony with the Aikau Family will be held on Thursday, December 5th, 3pm, at Waimea Bay. More »

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ASP Partners With ESPN, YouTube, and Facebook

October 16th, 2013 by John Zanussi

Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) International is pleased to announce media/distribution agreements with ESPN, YouTube and Facebook across the linear broadcast, digital and social media spectrums. Each agreement will commence in 2014 to help celebrate and grow the sport of surfing worldwide. Today’s announcements mark the first national and global media deals in the history of professional surfing. More »

Billabong Pro Tahiti Final Day Highlights

August 20th, 2013 by John Zanussi

Congrats to Ace Buchan for winning the event! More »

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Kelly Slater Wins 2013 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

March 13th, 2013 by Samantha Rupert

If you happened to miss finals day at the 2013 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, you should be kicking yourself. Following a series of uneventful lay days at Snapper Rocks, the contest moved down to Kirra for its abundant, near-perfect, spitting barrels and a series of finals that kept everyone on the edge of their seat. It was in Kirra’s classically hollow tubes that Kelly Slater ousted Joel Parkinson and snatched the first victory of the season. More »

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Round Five/Quaters Highlights & Results

March 12th, 2013 by John Zanussi

The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover, the opening stop on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), completed Round 5 as well as the Quarterfinals today in clean three-to-four foot (1.5 metre) waves at Snapper Rocks, narrowing the field down to the Final Four and setting up for tomorrow’s finish. More »

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Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Highlights & Results

March 11th, 2013 by John Zanussi

The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover completed Rounds 3 and 4 today as the world’s best surfers did battle with one another amidst building two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves at the primary venue of Snapper Rocks. The opening stop on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast has narrowed the original 36-man field down to the final 12 with the potential to finish as soon as tomorrow. More »

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John John Florence Withdraws From Quik Pro

March 9th, 2013 by Samantha Rupert

The ASP just announced John John Florence (HAW) sustained an ankle injury after attempting a full rotation during the Expression Session on Saturday. The injury forced Florence to withdraw from the remainder of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. His Round 3 opponent, Adam Melling, will proceed to the next round automatically. More »

Roxy Pro Gold Coast Day 3 Highlights

March 7th, 2013 by John Zanussi

The Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover, the opening stop on the 2013 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT), completed the Quarterfinals this morning in challenging barrels at the backup venue of Kirra. More »

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Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Round 1 Recap

March 5th, 2013 by John Zanussi

In case you missed any of the action from the first day of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast at Snapper Rocks we’ve got everything you need to get caught up right here. Video highlights, round 1 heat results, round 2 match-ups, and photos. More »

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The 2013 ASP World Tour Preview

March 4th, 2013 by Samantha Rupert

Last year proved to be an insane time for surfing. It was the first time Joel Parkinson ever won a world title, beating out 11x World Champion super-athlete Kelly Slater. On the women’s side, Carissa Moore fell off the grid and Stephanie Gilmore took advantage of the absence by winning her fifth world title. The 2012 tour marked a shift in the surf industry. The world inhaled as the ASP announced it would be selling media rights for the 2014 tour. In November, Nike announced that it would be transferring its surfers to Hurley, and in an inevitable tragedy, Billabong also declared bankruptcy. But 2012 is done and this year’s tour is going to be a wild ride. Take a look at some of the factors that could make the 2013 ASP World Tour one for the books. More »

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