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GoPro Signs On As ASP World Tour Sponsor

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is pleased to announce GoPro, maker of the world’s most versatile camera and enabler of some of todays most engaging content, as the exclusive camera sponsor for the Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) and the ASP Big Wave World Tour (BWWT).

As part of the partnership, ASP will be integrating GoPro content into event coverage. The footage will provide fans across the world with new and unique viewpoints of the elite athletes as they compete.

   

Roxy Pro Round 1 Highlights

Heat 1: Alessa Quizon (HAW) 11.83, Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) 9.93, Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 7.00

 

Goofy-footers Bianca Buitendag and Alessa Quizon open up with small scores on their backhand before five-time ASP Women's World Champion and local favorite Stephanie Gilmore blasts a 7.00 with a powerful forehand assault.

   

The QS Pro at Snapper starts today HST. ASP 2014 Ready of not here we come.

It's a new dawn for the World Tour. 3X World Champ and 11X World Champ having fun at the press conference kicking off the new year and the new season of the Samsung Galaxy ASP. With a decent run of swell in the forecast we are looking good to start right off. Lets briefly take a look at the ASP change and lets take a look at the Fantasy picks and info on the new ASP site.

   

ASP announces J Bay is back on tour 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.

Taking place from July 10 – 20, 2014, the J-Bay Open will serve as the sixth of 11 stops on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP WCT schedule and has signed a three-year agreement to host the world’s best surfers from 2014 – 2016.

   

Aussie Matt Banting & Hawaiian Malia Manuel take top honors at Surfest

Malia Manuel © ASP/Robertson.

Burton Toyota Pro and Hunter Ports Women's Classic

ASP 6-Star Men's QS ASP 6-Star Women's QS Merewether Beach, Newcastle 17 - 23 February 2014

Matt Banting and Malia Manuel win ASP 6-Star Divisions at Surfest 

23 February, 2014. Newcastle - It was non stop action at Merewether for the finals at Surfest Newcastle today, with high flying heats, perfect 10-point-rides and last minute heroics. Matt Banting (Port Macquarie, NSW/AUS) claimed the ASP 6-Star Qualifying Series Burton Toyota Pro title, along with the coveted Mark Richards trophy, while Hawaiian Malia Manuel (HAW) won the ASP 6-Star QS Hunter Ports Women's Classic.

   

GMac surfs Mercedes surfboard at Nazare, hits top speed!

  

This past weekend Garrett McNamara was clocked going 62.4 kilometres per hour on a wave at Nazaré. He did it on a specially constructed and weighted board provided by Mercedes Benz. The reason GMac tapped the German auto maker was because his current crop of tow-in boards couldn't outrun the speeds at which those giant most-likely-not-meant-to-be-ridden-by-humans waves travel. 

   

Samsung enters title sponsorship for ASP WCT

Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd today announced Samsung’s title sponsorship of the ASP World Championship Tour that will see the global technology leader supporting the world’s foremost governing body of professional surfing. The 2014 Samsung ASP World Championship Tour will commence its 21-event international series on March 1 with the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast.

   

Paying for surfboard baggage fee's suck! The go to guide for surf travel.

Welcome to the 2014 Airline Surfboard Boardbag Fee Guide For Surfers.

Every year we contact all the airlines and find out how much they are going to charge us for taking along our sleds to far-away destinations.

We do this as a service to you, the traveling surfer. Most of the following airlines include a surfboard as part of your regular bag allowance and let that sled fly for FREE:

   

ASP announces new contest commentator lineup

ASP (beta) is delivering on all its nu-look promises. The random element of WCT commentary has now officially been removed, with a core commentary team being announced today. While there’ll be regional guests from place2place, a core team will light up webcasts at every event. “For the first time in ASP history, we’ll have a dedicated and consistent team for the sport,” says Jed Pearson, SVP of Content and Programming.

And thank the good Laird above, the team is solid. If you’re ever doubting the quality of banter that buzzes airwaves during world tour events, watch a four-star-or-lower for the inexperienced delivery as a reference point.

Let’s re-introduce the gang…

   

Treat yourself to one of the Best Surfers Ever still charging at almost 50

Mike Stewart is a legend beyond the body boarding realm. He's simply one of the Greats our sport of wave riding has ever known. In may Mike will turn 50 and still turns heads in the heavy water. Take a peak at Hawaii's very own...and Mahalo to ALOHA Film by Ryan Vandever.

   

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