Currently, the ASP World Tour is in full effect. The Who’s Who in surfing is in full swing competing to take center stage. Located in Queensland/Australia, surfers have already begun catching the waves and riding towards the number one spot. And, among the women and men, Kelly Slater is currently on top (Again!) of the leader boards.This is no mild accomplishment. With 11 titles under his belt, a 12 in ’12 seems very likely. Also, the reigning champion has just turned 40 years old–in any sport, this can be considered ‘past prime,’ but Slater remains the best at turning heads and winning awards.The best of luck for all that are competing.
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Also, be sure to be on the lookout for Sally Fitzgibbons, Coco Ho, Tyler Wright in the Women’s division. Joel Parkinson, Adriano de Souza and Julian Wilson for the Men’s.
A comprehensive break-down of Who’s Who in the surf world. While not a complete list, this breakdown will at least point out the more familiar names and hopefully add to the excitement of following surfers and surfing.
1) Kelly Slater–Most people should be familiar with Kelly. He’s on top of the surfing world after completing his 11th win at the World ASP Tour. He participates with many sponsoring companies such as Billabong, Quicksilver and Channel Islands. Slater has also built his own Foundation that brings awareness and action to protecting the oceans.
2) Sage Erickson–Recently, she became “No. 2 on the ASP Women’s World Rankings” and is also climbing to the top as everyone’s favorite surfer. She is sponsored by Channel Islands, O’neill wetsuits and clothing and Revolution Surf Shop. Here, ASP World Tour interviews Sage and her past accomplishments.
3) Stephanie Gilmore–Stephanie is one of the World’s leading money getter through tournament’s amassing over $500k. She has also won the ASP World Tour 4 years in a row. She is sponsored through Ford, Cole Clark Guitars and Quicksilver.
$425,000 will be the prize of the ASP World Tour Quicksilver competition in Gold Coast, Australia starting February 25th til March 7th. Last year, Kelly Slater won the event and took home his 3rd Ouicksilver Tour Title. Athletic Supporters would like to wish the best to all those that are competing and to remind those at the event to raise awareness towards conservation around the area. Events like these draw huge crowds and therefore can damage vital habitats and Eco-systems. Have fun, remain competitive and be alert and aware.
Highights of the 2011 Final