Good news for World Tour surf fans came this past Wednesday, with the announcement by the ASP of the inclusion of the EDP Cascais Girls Pro to the 2013 ASP Women’s WCT. Prior to the announcement there were only two more events remaining on the 2013 tour – the Roxy Pro Biarritz in France and the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach.
The event will be held at Carcavelos, a beachbreak just outside the city of Lisbon, Portugal that offers quality barrels when the elements align – which is not very often, sadly. But hey, Lady Luck might just be kind to Bianca and the rest of the Top 17 when they roll into town, and it’s definitely a better place to crown a World Champ than the mushy peaks of Surf City, USA.
Either way, another event is both great for fans, and of course great for competitors, who’ll get another crack at earning some prizemoney, but more importantly, another shot at grabbing some late season ratings points, or even clinching the World Title. A strong finish by the Southern Cape’s Bianca Buitendag, currently sitting at 8th in the world rankings, will be a fantastic end to an already strong rookie season for the stylish goofyfoot.
Check out the official Press Release below.
ASP ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF EDP CASCAIS GIRLS PRO TO 2013 ASP WOMEN’S WORLD TOUR
CASCAIS, Portugal (Wednesday, May 22, 2013) – ASP International is pleased to confirm the addition of the EDP Cascais Girls Pro to the 2013 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour schedule, operating as the eighth and final event of the season from October 3 – 7 in Portugal.
“We’re excited to confirm the addition of Portugal to this year’s women’s WCT schedule,” Jessi Miley-Dyer, ASP Women’s World Tour Manager, said. “The ASP Top 17 were informed about the possibility of this addition at the start of the season and have been well prepared for it. Portugal is a great country and Cascais have been big supporters of women’s surfing as a qualifying event in the past. We’re happy to bring the world’s best female surfers there this season.”
The 2013 ASP Women’s World Title race has been hotly-contested thus far this season with youngsters Tyler Wright (AUS), 19, and Carissa Moore (HAW), 20, each collecting two wins of the opening five events with Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 22, and Courtney Conlogue (USA), 20, following closely behind.
“We were told about the possibility of a Portugal event at the start of the year and it’s great to have it confirmed as part of the tour,” Tyler Wright, current ASP Women’s WCT No. 1, said.
The EDP Cascais Girls Pro will take place from October 3 – 7, 2013 in Carcavelos, Portugal.
For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com
2013 ASP WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR SCHEDULE –
Roxy Pro Gold Coast: Tyler Wright (AUS)
Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Carissa Moore (HAW)
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach: Carissa Moore (HAW)
TSB Bank NZ Surf Festival: Courtney Conlogue (USA)
Colgate Plax Girls Rio Pro: Tyler Wright
Roxy Pro Biarritz: TBD
US Open of Surfing: TBD
EDP Cascais Girls Pro: TBD