Countdown Is On Until The 2013 ASP World Surfing Awards

Joel Parkinson (AUS), runner-up at last year's ASP World Surfing Awards, this year he'll be accepting the ASP World Champion cup. PIC: ASP/Kirstin

Joel Parkinson (AUS), runner-up at last year’s ASP World Surfing Awards, this year he’ll be accepting the ASP World Champion cup. PIC: ASP/Kirstin

SURFERS PARADISE, QLD/Australia (Wednesday, February 27, 2013) - It’s less than 24 hours until the world’s best surfers gather at the QT Hotel in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. The 2013 ASP World Surfing Awards will celebrate the achievements and performances from last year, while at the same time officially launching the 2013 Men’s and Women’s ASP World Championship Tours.

The 2013 ASP World Surfing Awards have set a new record for the amount of people the LIVE broadcast will reach, going into tens of millions via Globosat in Brazil, MCS Extrême in Europe and select African countries, Fuel TV in Australia, Time Warner Cable in the US and Hawaii online via Red Bull.TV. The online broadcast will feature a five to ten minute pre-awards blue carpet highlights reel.

The online broadcast and Fuel TV Australia show will begin at 9pm local time, 11am on MCS Extrême, Globosat in Brazil will air from 8am to 9:30 and and for Time Warner Cable in the US and Hawaii check your local guide for air times.

For more information – http://www.aspworldsurfingawards.com

2013 ASP World Surfing Awards Set For New Event Format and Location

Taj Burrow (AUS) and his girlfriend Olema Miller on the blue carpet at this year’s ASP World Surfing Awards. © ASP/ Kirstin

COOLANGATTA, QLD/Australia (Thursday, December 06, 2012) – 2013 will see the ASP celebrate 30 years of crowning World Champions at the prestigious awards ceremony. What began in Hawaii has moved to the Gold Coast, QLD, Australia with 2013 seeing the ASP World Surfing Awards continue to evolve with a dynamic, new format.

Last year saw the first ASP World Surfing Awards live webcast with hundreds of thousands of surfing fans watching LIVE on YouTube and various TV Networks around the globe. Due to the success of last season’s broadcast, the 2013 ASP WSA’s will be a more content focused event, with never before seen videos and all the best action from a fantastic year of competitive surfing. Guests in the room will be seated in theatre rows as opposed to banquet tables, and will once again be treated to world-class hosts and musical artists.

Changes include:

• The event will be divided into two components; Blue Carpet Event followed by a theatre-style Awards Show.

• Blue Carpet Event will be a cocktail party with great food, drinks and entertainment.

• The Awards Show will be a tight and dynamic show with high energy on stage action and exciting onscreen content, along with Awards presentations and world-class entertainment.

• The 2013 ASP World Surfing Awards will take place at the QT Hotel, Surfers Paradise.

Tickets are on sale for $250 (excl. GST and booking fees).

The ASP World Surfing Awards will be held on Thursday 28 February 2013 from 6.30pm

2012 ASP World Surfing Awards Honors Champions Amidst Rock Extravaganza

Kelly Slater (USA), 40, and beautiful girlfriend Kalani Miller walk the Blue Carpet at the 2012 ASP World Surfing Awards.

Kelly Slater (USA), 40, and beautiful girlfriend Kalani Miller walk the Blue Carpet at the 2012 ASP World Surfing Awards.

GOLD COAST, Queensland/Australia (Friday, February 24, 2012) – The 29th Annual ASP World Surfing Awards went off tonight at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre with the world’s best surfers trading the beachwear for formal attire as the 2011 ASP World Champions were officially crowned.

Kelly Slater (USA), 40, and Carissa Moore (HAW), 19, took top honours for the evening, collecting the ASP World Title and ASP Women’s World Title respectively.

“I have actually been on tour longer than some of my fellow competitors have been alive,” Slater said. “All joking aside, it’s truly humbling to be up here and honoured in front of such an incredible collection of surfers. I want to thank everyone in the room for pushing me to where I am.”

In addition to honouring the 2011 ASP World Champions, the ASP World Surfing Awards included new accolades voted on by the fans and the surfers themselves.

For the first time in several years, ASP Life Membership was awarded to Hawaiian legend and icon of high-performance surfing, Larry Bertlemann (HAW), 56.

“Where surfing is today is where I dreamed it should be in the 70’s,” Bertlemann said. “You guys absolutely deserve this and I’m so honored to be up here in front of you all tonight.”

Grammy Award-winning artists Wolfmother and The Vernons rounded out the night’s entertainment which was all streamed LIVE around the world on YouTube.com.

Highlights will soon be available via www.aspworldtour.com

2012 ASP WORLD SURFING AWARDS RECIPIENTS:
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 Breakthrough Performer of the Year: Gabriel Medina (BRA)
ASP Women’s Breakthrough Performer of the Year: Courtney Conlogue (USA)

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): Kelly Slater (USA)
ASP Women’s Entertainer (Fan Vote): Carissa Moore (HAW)
ASP Men’s Underrated (Fan Vote): Gabriel Medina (BRA)
ASP Women’s Underrated (Fan Vote): Silvana Lima (BRA)

ASP Surfers’ Surfer (Men’s Peer Vote): Michel Bourez (PYF)
ASP Heat of the Year (Men’s Peer Vote): Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. Kai Otton (AUS), Rip Curl Pro Portugal
ASP Manoeuvre of the Year (Men’s Peer Vote): Kelly Slater (USA), Quiksilver Pro New York

ASP Surfers’ Surfer (Women’s Peer Vote): Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS)
ASP Heat of the Year (Women’s Peer Vote): Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. Sally Fitzgibbons, Roxy Pro Gold Coast
ASP Manoeuvre of the Year (Women’s Peer Vote): Tyler Wright (AUS), Roxy Pro Gold Coast

ASP Peter Whittaker Award: Bethany Hamilton (HAW)
ASP Lifetime Membership Award: Larry Bertlemann (HAW)

For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com

World’s Best Surfers and Wolfmother to Headline 2012 ASP World Surfing Awards


GOLD COAST, Queensland/Australia (Tuesday, February 21, 2012) –
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 http://www.aspworldsurfingawards.com

2012 ASP WORLD SURFING AWARDS RECIPIENTS:
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

For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com

The ASP World Surfing Awards

Kelly Slater and Stephanie Gilmore on stage at last year's awards. Pic ASP/Kirstin

The ASP World Surfing Awards are changing!

The ASP World Surfing Awards will draw the world’s best surfers to Australia’s Gold Coast once again this February, but this season’s gala event will be provided in an exciting new format this year with both surfers and fans participating in the awarding of athletes. New awards have been added, the production has been enhanced, tickets will be available to the general public and the event will be webcast LIVE via YouTube.

Surfing’s “night of nights”, the 2012 ASP World Surfing Awards will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on Thursday, February 23, and will officially recognize last season’s top performers.

Awards Categories

  • World Champions
  • Runners-Up
  • Rookie Of The Year
  • Peter Whitaker Award
  • Breakthrough Performer

Voted by Surfers

  • Surfer’s Surfer – (surfer on tour with the most admirable qualities)
  • Heat Of The Year
  • Manoeuvre Of The Year

Voted by the Fans : Click here to Vote

  • Male Entertainer Of The Year – (In and out of the water)
  • Female Entertainer Of The Year – (In and out of the water)
  • Most Underrated Male Surfer
  • Most Underrated Feale Surfer

Previous Award Recipients:

2010 ASP World Champion: Kelly Slater (USA)
2010 ASP Women’s World Champion: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS)

2010 ASP World Tour Runner-Up: Jordy Smith (ZAF)
2010 ASP Women’s World Tour Runner-Up: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS)

2010 ASP World Tour Rookie of the Year: Owen Wright (AUS)
2010 ASP Women’s World Tour Rookie of the Year: Carissa Moore (HAW)

2010 ASP World Tour ‘Breakthrough Performer’: Alejo Muniz (BRA)
2010 ASP Women’s World Tour ‘Breakthrough Performer’: Laura Enever (AUS)

2010 ASP World Longboard Champion: Duane DeSoto (HAW)
2010 ASP Women’s World Longboard Champion: Cori Schumacher (HAW)

2010 ASP World Junior Champion: Jack Freestone (AUS)
2010 ASP Women’s World Junior Champion: Alizee Arnaud (FRA)

Peter Whittaker Award: Carissa Moore (HAW)

Champions Honored During Emotional Night at ASP World Surfing Awards

Kelly Slater (USA), 39, dedicates his historic 10th ASP World Title to the late Andy Irons (HAW).

GOLD COAST, Queensland/Australia (Friday, February 25, 2011) – The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre welcomed the world’s best surfers last night for the ASP World Surfing Awards.

The gala event witnessed the most notable names in sport trade their boardshorts and bikinis for tuxedos and dresses for an evening of live music, blue carpets,

Kelly Slater (USA), 39, accepted his history-making and unprecedented tenth ASP World Title with grace and humility and one of the most touching speeches of the evening, dedicating his 2010 title to former rival and friend, Andy Irons (HAW), 32, who tragically passed away last November.

Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 23, was another to make history last night, collecting her fourth consecutive ASP Women’s World Title. Gilmore noted a recent sponsorship change from long-time supported Rip Curl to Quiksilver as well as her commitment to take on the world’s best in 2011.

Slater and Gilmore headlined a bevy of phenomenal performers in front of a capacity audience at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Awards Recipient List:

2010 ASP World Champion: Kelly Slater (USA)
2010 ASP Women’s World Champion: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS)

2010 ASP World Tour Runner-Up: Jordy Smith (ZAF)
2010 ASP Women’s World Tour Runner-Up: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS)

2010 ASP World Tour Rookie of the Year: Owen Wright (AUS)
2010 ASP Women’s World Tour Rookie of the Year: Carissa Moore (HAW)

2010 ASP World Tour ‘Breakthrough Performer’: Alejo Muniz (BRA)
2010 ASP Women’s World Tour ‘Breakthrough Performer’: Laura Enever (AUS)

2010 ASP World Longboard Champion: Duane DeSoto (HAW)
2010 ASP Women’s World Longboard Champion: Cori Schumacher (HAW)

2010 ASP World Junior Champion: Jack Freestone (AUS)
2010 ASP Women’s World Junior Champion: Alizee Arnaud (FRA)

Peter Whittaker Award: Carissa Moore (HAW)

The ASP World Surfing Awards are supported by Biothem, Land Rover, Air Asia, Corona, Jim Beam, Red Bull and Australia’s Surfing Life (ASL) magazine.

The world’s best surfers will begin the 2011 ASP World Title season tomorrow at the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover.