The 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour season has come to a close, with Brazilian phenom Gabriel Media clinching his inaugural men’s title and Australian sensation Stephanie Gilmore claiming a sixth women’s title.
The 2015 women’s World Championship Tour (WCT) is set. According to ASP rules, the women’s WCT is comprised of its top 10 surfers, the top 6 on the Qualification Series rankings, and one season wildcard. After the conclusion of the final elite Tour event, the Target Maui Pro, the results are in.
The 2015 World Surf League (formerly ASP) schedule has been released and the only real change — other than losing the women’s US Open — is that of the name. For both Men’s and Women’s tours, the 2015 schedule mirrors that of 2014, apart from a few date changes.
Over the next two minutes and forty-nine seconds, you’ll see Kieran Perrow, Steph Gilmore, Kelly Slater, Ace Buchan, Shaun Tomson, Gabriel Medina and Wayne Bartholomew talk about what the ASP’s recently announced name change means for the sport, and for the surfers.