- Best USA Surfers to Compete in California’s First Ocean Competition Since March
- Olympic Qualifiers Carissa Moore and Caroline Marks Confirmed for All-Female Contest
OCEANSIDE, Calif./USA (Thursday, September 24, 2020) – The World Surf League (WSL) Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro will return to the Oceanside Pier in Oceanside, Calif., October 3-4, 2020 where the top female surfers from Hawaii, California and Florida will return to California’s first ocean-competition since the COVID-19 pause. No fans will be permitted to attend; however, the WSL specialty event will feature the live broadcast on WorldSurfLeague.com starting at 8 a.m. PT.
The top three ranked surfers on the WSL Leaderboard and six of the top 12 are expected to compete, including Olympic qualifiers Carissa Moore and Caroline Marks, alongside World No. 3 Lakey Peterson, and CT competitors Tatiana Weston-Webb, Courtney Conlogue, Sage Erickson, and more.
“Everyone is so excited about this event,” said 2018 Super Girl Pro champion Moore. “I’ve always been inspired by the message behind Super Girl, and it’s incredible to have a contest like this that focuses entirely on women’s surfing. I am thrilled to be back in the ocean competing, and the contest format seems really fun.”
“The Super Girl Pro has been a huge part of the landscape of women’s surfing for the past 13 years and it’s incredible that they are able to make the event happen in 2020,” said VP of WSL Tours and Competitions Jessi Miley-Dyer. “The field of talent competing includes both the best American surfers on the planet and the next generation of stars, and the competition format is really creative.”
The event will be webcast live via several partners, including the worldsurfleague.com, the Super Girl Surf Pro website, and Twitch’s home page, on Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PT. It will also be broadcast on FOX Sports throughout November and December.
“We are so pleased to be able to run this event during a challenging time for everyone,” said Rick Bratman, CEO of ASA Entertainment, the event’s owner. “People desperately need positive experiences and this event has such an inspiring message and an incredibly uplifting energy. We’re really looking forward to watching these female superheroes in the ocean again, and can’t wait to see who gets the Super Girl Pro cape this year!”
The event is supported by Nissan, the U.S. Air Force, Power Crunch, Paul Mitchell, the U.S. Marines, Sun Bum, Zenni, and White Claw.
No spectators will be permitted to attend, so fans are encouraged to watch the competition via the live webcasts. This event will be strictly executed to follow health and safety procedures, which were developed based on guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, and emerging best practices established by other sports leagues and broadcast-only live sports events. These procedures include testing for athletes, strict social distancing measures, temperature checks, and minimal personnel on-site.
To connect via social media, follow @SupergirlPro on Instagram and Twitter, visit Facebook.com/SupergirlPro, and use #NissanSupergirlPro.
About the WSL
The World Surf League (WSL), established in 1976, is the home of surfing. The WSL is dedicated to changing the world through the inspirational power of surfing by creating authentic events, experiences, and storytelling to inspire a growing, global community to live with purpose, originality, and stoke.
The WSL is a global organization, headquartered in Santa Monica and with regional offices in North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and EMEA. The WSL possesses a deep appreciation for the sport’s rich heritage while promoting progression, innovation, and performance at the highest levels.
The WSL is comprised of Tours & Events, celebrating the world’s best surfers across all disciplines and annually running more than 180 global contests and crowning the undisputed World Champions across all divisions; WSL WaveCo, where innovation meets experience; and WSL Studios, which offers best in class storytelling across competition, lifestyle, and conservation.
For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com
About ASA Entertainment:
Founded in 1994, ASA Entertainment Group, LLC is an action sports event, television and content production agency focused on creating and executing customized, turn-key marketing programs that range in scale from grassroots to global. ASA’s events, featuring skateboarding, freestyle BMX, inline skating, freestyle motocross, snowboarding, skiing, surfing, esports and music, are broadcast domestically on eight networks (including CBS and FOX Sports), and distributed to more than 700 million HH globally via 30 international broadcast partners. ASA’s productions span the spectrum from large, international competitions such as the ASA Action Sports World Tour, the World Championships of Freestyle Motocross, the Super Girl Pro Series and the ASA Big-Air Triples to amateur contests, lifestyle and branded entertainment events, demonstrations, exhibitions, school programs and mobile tours. After 26 years as a leader in action sports, ASA Entertainment regularly connects brands to consumers through its platform of premium action sports and lifestyle content. For more information, visit www.ASAentertainment.com.