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.
The 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
Water, waves and wind: Check out our surfing videos. We have collected tons of free surf videos and clips for you!
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.
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.