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Billabong World Junior Championships Gold Coast.  Photo: ASP

Billabong World Junior Championships Gold Coast Men's Round 1

The 2011 ASP World Junior Tour continues as the final event, the BIllabong World Junior Championships Gold Coast, kicks off to a great start. Round 1 of the men's competition has seen good swells and favourable weather.

Matt Lewis-Hewitt.  Photo: Surfing WA/Woolacott

Davey Cathels Injured At 2011 World Junior Championships Gold Coast

Just a matter of days before the big event, Davey Cathels injures his ankle and is ruled out of competition. Unfortunately, the major contender for the 2011 ASP World Junior Title will not be able to participate in the Billabong World Junior Championships Gold Coast.

Davey Cathels.  Photo: ASP/Kirstin

World Junior Championships Gold Coast Will Decide Champions

The Billabong World Junior Championships Gold Coast is the event that will decide the 2011 Men's and Women's ASP World Junior Champions. After exciting events in Bali and Brazil, the 2011 ASP World Junior Tour moves to Burleigh Heads, Australia.

ASP Anti-Doping Policy.  Photo: ASP/Scholtz

ASP Initiates New Anti-Doping Policy For 2012

The ASP has been hoping for years to enact a new Anti-Doping Policy for the elite surfers that participate in the ASP World Title Series. Finally, this policy has come into effect for the 2012 season and it shares the support of both the men and women of the surfing community.

Kelly Slater at 2011 Awards.  Photo: ASP/Scholtz

Revamped ASP World Surfing Awards Ready For 2012

The brand new ASP World Surfing Awards are set for February. 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.

Jeff Rowley.  Photo: Minnie Vuong

Jeff Rowley Paddles-In Out Of 50 Foot Peahi Jaws

Big wave surfer Jeff Rowley ‘paddles-in’ to historic 50-foot plus waves at Peahi “Jaws” and becomes the first Australian to ride the waves without Jet Ski tow-in.

Jessi Miley-Dyer.  Photo: ASP/Scholtz

ASP Appoints New Women's World Tour Manager

The Association of Surfing Professionals has chosen a new Women's Tour Manager for 2012, surf veteran Jessi Miley-Dyer. Miley-Dyer is thrilled with the new position and is looking forward to a strong year full of exciting competitions.

Gabriel Medina.  Photo: ASP Cestari

ASP Deactivates The Midyear Rotation For 2012

While the 2011 midyear rotation had its positive aspects, scheduling problems have convinced the ASP Board of Directors and surfers alike to do without a rotation in 2012.

O'Neill Cold Water Classic Santa Cruz.  Photo: O'Neill

ASP Confirms 2012 O'Neill Cold Water Classic Santa Cruz

When the ASP Top 34 hit Santa Cruz next November, you can expect a slamming demonstration of the world's best surfing. The 2012 O'Neill Cold Water Classic Santa Cruz is an event you won't want to miss.

2011 Quiksilver Pro New York.  Photo: ASP

Quiksilver Pro New York Cancelled for 2012

Despite the fantastic surf event in 2011, the ASP World Title Series will not be returning to New York for the 2012 tour. Quiksilver and the ASP regret the event cancellation but fail to expand upon the factors that have resulted in this decision.

Kolohe Andino.  Photo: ASP

ASP Top 34 Determined for 2012

The Association of Surfing Professionals has released the list and the 2012 ASP Top 34 have been revealed. All surfers that gained a place on this list will participate in the 2012 ASP World Tour.

Kieren Perrow.  Photo: ASP/Scholtz

Perrow Wins 2011 Billabong Pipe Masters In Hawaii

Kieren Perrow has won his inaugural ASP World Tour event, taking out the 2011 Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons over Joel Parkinson. John John Florence is the overall winner of the 2011 Vans Triple Crown.

Kelly Slater in Waimea Bay.  Photo: Quiksilver/Bielman

ASP Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau 2011

It’s a rare international sporting event that can have no set date, be held just eight times in a span of 27 years, and still gain strength. The holding period for the Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau began on December 1, 2011.

Taylor Jensen.  Photo: Aquashot/

Taylor Jensen Claims 2011 WLT Title At ASP Bear Pro In Italy

After the results were announced, Taylor Jensen was carried up the beach by his fellow competitors to celebrate his first WLT title. The natural footer had been displayed the full array of his longboarding skills at the 2011 ASP Bear Pro in Italy.

Kolohe Andino.  Photo: ASP/Robertson

Kolohe Andino Wins 2011 Kangaroo Island Pro in Australia

With Gabriel Medina as his role model, Kolohe Andino trumped his competition at the 2011 Kangaroo Island Pro and dreams of making it to the ASP World Title Series.

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