ASP International is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Billabong XXL ® Big Wave Awards. Following this 2014 event, the XXL Big Wave Awards will enter into a fresh ownership with ASP which will see the popular action sports property expand its reach and co-sponsorship opportunities well into the future while Billabong maintains a key naming rights position.
A thrilling Finals day at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, stop No. 3 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), saw Mick Fanning (AUS) and Carissa Moore (HAW) ring the Bell and claim victory at the historic event. The day started with the Women’s competition where Moore came out on top at Bells Bowl. The competition then moved to Winkipop for the Men’s Semifinals and Finals where Fanning reigned supreme.
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Round 4 competition continued at Rincon immediately following Round 3, with Taj Burrow leading the 30 minute affair over defending event champion Adriano de Souza and Adam Melling from start to finish.
The world’s best surfers are preparing for the start of Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, the third stop on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), which begins on Wednesday, April 16.
The Rip Curl Event Wildcard has been awarded to Australian up-and-comer, Jacob Willcox. After competing in the event last year, the Margaret River (WA) local is looking forward to coming up against the world’s best at Bells Beach. He will face 11-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA) and Kolohe Andino (USA) in Round 1 Heat 6.
Five-time ASP Women’s World Champion Stephanie Gilmore collected her fifth Roxy Pro Gold Coast crown, topping Bianca Buitendag in the Final.
Brazilian prodigy Gabriel Medina put together an impressive come-from-behind performance to win the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast over Joel Parkinson.
A Retrospective look at the end of the 2013 season and the return of Kelly Slater to the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour. And Kelly Slater’s pissed. He said so on the podium after winning the 2013 Pipe Masters when asked if he was coming back for 2014.
The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is pleased to announce the return of South Africa’s Jeffreys Bay to the elite Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) schedule for the 2014 season.
One of Australia’s most promising young talents goes from grommet to world beater. After a hard last season, when he sustained severe injuries that kept him from competing, Owen is ready to put top surfers on their toes.