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PARTY: 2012 ASP World Surfing Awards this Thursday 2.23

Surfing’s “night of nights” © ASP : photo

2012 ASP World Surfing AwardsWorld's Best Surfers and Wolfmother to Headline 2012 ASP World Surfing Awards
21 February, 2012 : - - Gold Coast, Queensland/Australia - This Thursday, February 23, 2012, the world's best surfers will exchange their ocean wear for formal wear as they attend surfing's night of nights, the 2012 ASP World Surfing Awards. The Gold Coast Exhibition and Convention Centre will play host once again play host to the gala event, with this year's incarnation adding a number of dynamic new enhancements including headlining entertainment Wolfmother.


This year will mark the first time in history that the ASP World Surfing Awards will be webcast and broadcast LIVE around the world, with the sport's robust international audience able to enjoy the entirety of the official crowning of the 2011 ASP World Champions.

This Thursday will see historic moments in the crownings of the iconic Kelly Slater (USA) 40, awarded an unprecedented 11th ASP World Title, as South Pacific phenom Carissa Moore (HAW), 20, is awarded her first. Slater and Moore represent the youngest and oldest ASP World Champions in the history of the sport. These two stars will be joined on stage by an array of other awards winners across a variety of categories including new awards voted for by the fans and the surfers themselves.

Sal Masekela will return to host the evening, which will feature a number of entertainment acts including Grammy-Award winners Wolfmother, the Vernons and many more.

The 2012 ASP World Surfing Awards will be webcast LIVE via YouTube as well as streamed via broadcast partners. For the first time in history, a limited number of tickets will be available to the public.

While tickets are limited, a small number are still available for purchase via

ASP World Champion: Kelly Slater (USA)
ASP Women’s World Champion: Carissa Moore (HAW)
ASP World Runner-Up: Joel Parkinson (AUS)
ASP Women’s World Runner-Up: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS)
ASP World Rookie of the Year: Julian Wilson (AUS)
ASP Women’s World Rookie of the Year: Tyler Wright (AUS)
ASP Men's Breakthrough Performer of the Year: TBA
ASP Women's Breakthrough Performer of Year: TBA
ASP World Junior Champion: Caio Ibelli (BRA)
ASP Women’s World Junior Champion: Leila Hurst (HAW)
ASP World Longboard Champion: Taylor Jensen (USA)
ASP Women’s World Longboard Champion: Lindsay Steinriede (USA)
ASP Masters Champion: Nathan Webster (AUS)
ASP Grand Masters Champion: Iain Buchanan (NZL)

ASP Men’s Entertainer (Fan Vote): TBA
ASP Women’s Entertainer (Fan Vote): TBA
ASP Men’s Underrated (Fan Vote): TBA
ASP Women’s Underrated (Fan Vote): TBA

ASP Surfers’ Surfer (Men’s Peer Vote): TBA
ASP Heat of the Year (Men’s Peer Vote): TBA
ASP Manoeuvre of the Year (Men’s Peer Vote): TBA

ASP Surfers’ Surfer (Women’s Peer Vote): TBA
ASP Heat of the Year (Women’s Peer Vote): TBA
ASP Manoeuvre of the Year (Women’s Peer Vote): TBA

ASP Peter Whittaker Award: TBA
ASP Lifetime Membership Award: TBA

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