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.
Quiksilver and the ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) announced that the Quiksilver Pro New York will not return to the East Coast of the United States as a stop on the 2012 ASP World Title Series.
The 2011 Quiksilver Pro New York marked the 6th of 11 events on the elite ASP World Title Series.
“The 2011 Quiksilver Pro New York event was a huge success for the surfers and fans with great conditions and incredible support from New Yorkers.” says Rob Colby, President of Quiksilver Americas. “Quiksilver is still very much committed to the ASP and the professional surfing tour in 2012 with the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast (Australia) and the Quiksilver Pro France.”
“It is unfortunate that we announce the cancellation of the 2012 Quiksilver Pro New York,” Dave Prodan, ASP International spokesman, said. “The 2011 installment was a fantastic event with excellent waves, tremendous local support and some of the best surfing we enjoyed all season. That said, we understand the factors leading to Quiksilver’s withdrawal of the New York event from the 2012 schedule. We appreciate Quiksilver’s continued support of the world’s best surfers with the Australian and European elite level events in 2012.”
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