ASP 6-Star Swatch Girls Pro France Returns For 2012

The ASP 6-Star Women’s event and 2-Star Women’s Pro Junior event will kick-off the Women’s campaign in Europe and host some of the most talented surfers in the world.

Swatch Girls Pro France.  Photo: Aquashot/ASPEuropeThe 2012 edition of the Swatch Girls Pro France has been confirmed and will return to the beautiful beaches of Hossegor/Seignosse from May 30 - June 3, 2012. The Swatch Girls Pro France will enter its third edition and is already established as one of the strongest women’s events in the world.

In the past, the likes of 4x World Champion Stephanie Gilmore, World Tour runner-up Sally Fitzgibbons and many more up-and-coming talents have entered the event and showed that the Swatch Girls Pro France is an event not to miss.

"The Swatch Girls Pro France marks the beginning of the season in Europe and most of the best women surfers in the world will attend with only one goal: the World Title. The level has dramatically increased these last few years, and I think the girls really challenge the men’s now by adding a fresh and glamorous approach to an almost similar technical level ! For me, the revolution is on its way!" said Julie Audibert, event organizer.

The beautiful South-Landes region of Hossegor/Seignosse is an ideal location for a surfing event and will host once again the Swatch Girls Pro France. This 5 kilometer stretch of perfect beach break is known as a one of Europe's surfing jewels and often delivers pristine conditions.

Coco Ho finalist in 2010 of the main event will be back for the 2012 competition in hopes of climbing one more spot in the rankings this year.

"I'm really looking forward to returning to Hossegor for the Swatch event as it take place in one of the most historic surfing towns with fun waves and lots to do and see. Swatch makes this event especially unique by giving the women surfers amazing support and a strong platform to showcase our skills as athletes."

With less than a dozen events worldwide on the Women’s Star Tour, the Swatch Girls Pro France is every year an important milestone in the calendar for all the hungry up-and-comers trying to qualify for the coveted ASP Women’s World Tour. Ranking points are up for grabs and the battle is always hard fought for a piece of the $40,000 prize pool.

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