Posts Tagged ‘asp’

January 9th, 2015

How Does The ASP Work – Eddie Rothman Will Tell You

“If I said anything to offend anybody… it’s okay… good just put your money where your mouths are.” – Eddie Rothman

December 19th, 2014

DA Hui Is Suing The ASP (World Surf League)

We’ll not chime in on this one, but you can read the story at Tracks magazine

“Legal spat over the Pipe Masters makes headlines in Hawaii”

December 16th, 2014

ASP Didn’t Go

“And yes, if they hold the Pipe finals in blown-out chest-high Beach Park, on the last day of the waiting period, I will indeed be tuning in.” – Matt Warshaw

December 1st, 2014

The 2015 WQS and WCT World Surf League Schedule

The only major change we noticed is that Billabong has pulled out of the CT for Brazil. So Margaret River, Brazil, Fiji and Jeffrey’s Bay have no significant title sponsor.


MEN’S QUALIFYING SERIES (QS) EVENTS FOR 2015 (Prime events marked with a *)

Jan 5-8 Huntington Bch,California-USA Shoe City Pro WSL Nth Am US$15,000
Jan 29-Feb 8 Banzai Pipeline,Oahu-Hawaii Volcom Pipe Pro WSL Hawaii US$100,000
Feb 9-15 Manly,NSW-Australia Hurley Australian Open WSL Aust US$150,000
Feb 16-22 Merewether, Newcastle,NSW-Australia Burton Toyota Pro WSL Aust US$150,000
Apr 8-12 Papara-Tahiti Papara Surf Festival WSL Aust US$10,000
Apr 21-26 Martinique Surf Pro Basse Point, Martinique French West Indies-France WSL Europe/Nth Am US$100,000
*Apr 28-May 2 Trestles,California-USA Lowers Pro WSL Nth Am US$250,000
*May 4-10 Itauna,Saquarema-Brazil Powerade apresenta Quiksilver Saquarema Prime WSL Sth Am US$250,000
Jun 15-21 Zippers Beach, Costa Azul,San Jose del Cabo-Mexico Los Cabos Open of Surf WSL Nth Am US$150,000
*Jun 29-Jly 5 Ballito-South Africa Ballito Pro WSL Africa US$250,000
Jly 7-11 Playa Revolcadero, Acapulco, Mexico Surf Open Acapulco WSL Nth Am US$100,000
Jly 11-20 Kugenuma Beach Kanagawa Japan Murasaki Shonan Open WSL Japan US$50,000
Jly 14-19 Joaquina, Florianopolis-Brazil Oceano Santa Catarina Pro15 WSL Sth Am US$150,000
*Jly 21-26 Maresias-Brazil O’Neill SP Prime WSL Sth Am US$250,000
*Jly 27-Aug 2 (Trials Jly26) Southern California-USA Vans US Open of Surfing WSL Nth Am US$250,000
Aug 4-9 El Gringo,Arica-Chile Maui and Sons Arica World Star Tour WSL Sth Am US$50,000
Aug 11-15 Itacare,Bahia-Brazil Mahalo Surf Eco Festival WSL Sth Am US$100,000
Aug 18-23 Grand Plage,Lacanau,Gironde-France Sooruz Lacanau Pro WSL Europe US$100,000
Aug 17-23 Virginia Beach,VA-USA Coastal Edge ECSC Pres by Vans WSL Nth Am US$100,000
Aug 25-30 South West France TBA WSL Europe US$50,000
Aug 26-30 Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, North Carolina-USA WRV Outer Banks Pro pres by Pacifico and Hurley WSL Nth Am US$50,000
Sep 1-6 Pantin-Spain Pantin Classic Galicia Pro WSL Europe US$50,000
Sep 8-13 Casablance-Morocco TBA WSL Europe US$100,000
Sep 10-13 Belmar,New Jersey-USA Pacifico Belmar Pro WSL Nth Am US$10,000
*Sep 22-27 Sao Miguel-Azores Islands SATA Airlines Azores Pro WSL Europe US$250,000
Sep 23-27 Cloud 9, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, Philippines. Siargao Cloud 9 Surfing Cup WSL Aust US$50,000
*Sep 28-Oct 4 Praia de Carcavelos,Cascais-Portugal Cascais Billabong Pro WSL Europe US$250,000
Sep 9-Oct 3 Huntington Bch,California-USA Shoe City Pro WSL Nth Am US$10,000
Oct 7-11 Keramas, Bali-Indonesia Komune Bali Pro pres by The Mad Hueys WSL Aust US$10,000
Oct 9-12 Ogurahama Hyuga-shi,Miyazaki-Japan Malibu Hyuga Pro WSL Japan US$10,000
Oct 27-Nov 10 Sunset Bch,Oahu-Hawaii HIC Pro WSL Hawaii US$100,000
Nov 11-15 Jinzun Harbour, Taitung-Taiwan Taiwan Open of Surfing WSL Aust US$15,000
*Nov 12-23 Alii Beach,Haleiwa,Oahu-Hawaii Reef Hawaiian Pro WSL Hawaii US$250,000

MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR (CT) EVENTS (Billabong pulls out of Brazil)

Feb 28-Mar 11 Gold Coast,Qld-Australia Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast WSL Int’l US$525,000
Apr 1-12 Bells Beach,Victoria-Australia Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach WSL Int’l US$525,000
Apr 15-26 Margaret River-West Australia Drug Aware Margaret River Pro WSL Int’l US$525,000
May 11-22 Rio de Janeiro,RJ-Brazil Rio Pro WSL Int’l US$525,000
Jun 7-19 Tavarua/Namotu-Fiji Fiji Pro WSL Int’l US$525,000
Jly 8-19 Jeffreys Bay-South Africa J Bay Open WSL Int’l US$525,000
Aug 14-25 Teahupoo,Taiarapu-Tahiti Billabong Pro Teahupoo WSL Int’l US$525,000
Sep 9-20 Trestles,California-USA Hurley Pro at Trestles WSL Int’l US$525,000
Oct 6-17 Landes, South West France Quiksilver Pro France WSL Int’l US$525,000
Oct 20-31 Peniche-Portugal Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal WSL Int’l US$525,000
Dec 8-20 Banzai Pipeline,Oahu-Hawaii Billabong Pipe Masters WSL Int’l US$525,000

December 1st, 2014

World Surf League (ASP) Is In The Hole $30 Million

$30 million in the hole and that’s with Slater on the tour – can you imagine what’s going to happened when Kelly’s off the tour. Full story at

“Lets dispel one myth right now: Surfing is hands down the most boring fucking thing to watch unless your into surfing. It was never going to get anywhere close to the revenue’s of Street League. Surfing as a brand commodity is as dead as Billabong and Slater’s new brand. You think that people are stupid enough to watch a webcast and hurry out and buy a case of Monster, guzzle it away and then spend $300 online on a pair of laser etched boardshorts made by Bob Hurley’s daughter? Do me a fucking favour. We’re the wrong crowd in the wrong sport in the wrong era and we’ll be back where we started inside 2 years.” – Badger

PS – WSL your website is down

October 15th, 2014

Eddie Rothman Sending Out A Message

Eddie Rothman Speaks

October 8th, 2014

The Numbers Going Into Portugal

The numbers:

– If Gabriel finishes 25th or 13th in Portugal, Joel and John John will need a 2nd, Mick; 5th and Kelly; 25th to send the title race to Pipe.

– If Gabriel finishes 9th, Joel and John John will need a 1st, Mick a 2nd, Kelly a 3rd.

– If Gabriel makes the quarters, Joel and John John will be out of the race, Mick and Kelly will need a 1st.

– A third place finish for Gabby, and Mick and Kelly will need a 1st. If Gabriel finishes 2nd, Mick will be out of the race, Kelly will need a 1st.

– But, if Gabriel finishes 1st, he will win the world title in Portugal.
(Via Stab)


September 13th, 2014

ASP Changes It’s Name

…and to celebrate the ASP which is now called ‘World Surf League’ (dumb name) threw a “cocktail party” in New York??? This makes total sense right… Oh wait, Katie Holmes was there (was married to Tom Cruise).

Kelly Slater (wishing he was a little taller in this situation)

July 24th, 2014

Every Day Is Day One – Samsung

Samsung Mobile is proud to be the first global partner of the ASP, together they celebrate the growth of surfing worldwide and remind us that out on the waves, every day is day one. The film launches with the 2014 US leg of the ASP World Tour pro-surfers Kelly Slater, Stephanie Gilmore, Gabriel Medina, Mitch Crews and Johanne Defay.

The first time you hold a surfboard, the first time you ride a wave, the first time you get barreled, the first time you win a world title.

It doesn’t matter where you are from or how good you are. Every day is day one.