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.

Kelly Slater at 2011 Awards.  Photo: ASP/ScholtzThe ASP World Surfing Awards will draw the world’s best surfers to Australia’s Gold Coast once again this February, but this season's incarnation of the gala event will provided in an exciting new format with both surfers and fans participating in the awarding of athletes.

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.

ASP World Surfing Awards:
- ASP World Champions
- ASP World Runners-Up
- ASP Rookies of the Year
- Peter Whitaker Award
- Breakthrough Performers

The world’s best surfers will take the night to trade out their boardshorts and bikinis for suits and dresses, and this year’s ASP World Surfing Awards will feature an array of new accolades voted on by the surfers themselves.

Voted by Surfers:
- Surfer’s Surfer (surfer on tour with the most admirable qualities)
- Heat of the Year
- Maneuver of the Year

For the first time in the event’s storied history, the 2012 ASP World Surfing Awards will allow fans to participate in the selection process of four new publicly-voted awards.

Voted by the Fans:
- 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 Female Surfer

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