16 December, 2012 16 December, 2012

Top 34 for 2013 World Tour Announced

Joel Parkinson has claimed the 2012 ASP World Title by winning the Pipe Masters and finishing ahead of Kelly Slater. It’s a title that’s been a long-time coming for the stylish Coolie kid, who’s no longer a kid at 31 years of age, but still a decade younger than his nemesis, Slater.

The 2013 World Tour kicks off only in March next year, with the Quik Pro Snapper, and with a host of new surfers joining the tour and a couple of the young guns with at least a year’s worth of experience under their belts, 2013 could be one of the most exciting year’s yet.

Saffa fans will be stoked to hear Travis re-qualified and Jordy will be able to kick off 2013 with a clean slate. The only question which remains is, will Kelly return for another crack at the title in 2013? If he chooses to hang up his leash, then Pat Gudauskas will be first in line to claim a spot on tour, with Yadin Nicol foaming at the mouth for another surfer to announce their retirement, clinching the 2nd alternate berth.

Will Gabriel be bringing one of these to the party in 2013?

Here’s a look at who has re-qualified, who’s qualified from the QS and who’s received the injury wildcards for 2013.

Top 22 from 2012 ASP WCT Rankings:
– Joel Parkinson (AUS)
– Kelly Slater (USA)
– Mick Fanning (AUS)
– John John Florence (HAW)
– Adriano de Souza (BRA)
– Taj Burrow (AUS)
– Gabriel Medina (BRA)
– Josh Kerr (AUS)
– Julian Wilson (AUS)
– Owen Wright (AUS)
– Jeremy Flores (FRA)
– Jordy Smith (ZAF)
– C.J. Hobgood (USA)
– Adrian Buchan (AUS)
– Michel Bourez (PYF)
– Damien Hobgood (USA)
– Miguel Pupo (BRA)
– Alejo Muniz (BRA)
– Kieren Perrow (AUS)
– Bede Durbidge (AUS)
– Travis Logie (ZAF)
– Kai Otton (AUS)

Top 10 from 2012 ASP World Rankings (barring double qualifiers):
– Sebastien Zietz (HAW)
– Kolohe Andino (USA)
– Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
– Glenn Hall (IRL)
– Brett Simpson (USA)
– Filipe Toledo (BRA)
– Adam Melling (AUS)
– Nat Young (USA)
– Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
– Tiago Pires (PRT)

Two ASP Wildcards:
– Dusty Payne (HAW)
– Raoni Monteiro (BRA)

ASP WCT Replacements (in the event of athlete withdrawal):
1 – Patrick Gudauskas (USA) – next on ASP World Ranking
2 – Yadin Nicol (AUS) – next on ASP WCT
3 – Willian Cardoso (BRA) – second on ASP World Ranking
4 – Heitor Alves (BRA) – second on ASP WCT

The 2013 ASP World Championship Tour will commence with the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast at Snapper Rocks from March 2 to 13, 2013.

For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com


  1. Tim
    16 December, 2012 at 5:19 pm · Reply

    Congrats to Parko for beating out Kelly and everyone else at Pipe! A true Champion!

    Wow J-Dog the Phenomenon in the bottom half of the CT top 22. The super hot girlfriend, poser Range Rover and mansion must be a distraction! Hope he can refocus and kill it next year, GOOD LUCK.

    BIG shout out to Travis the veteran for re-qualifying! 

  2. Nicolas Avendaño
    16 December, 2012 at 6:15 pm · Reply

    It’s Felipe Toledo!! not Filipe…

  3. Indy 2013
    18 December, 2012 at 12:27 pm · Reply

    Jordy Smith -what an absolute flippen waste.

    Get your head out of that chick’s baby maker and make it happen .

    You are cruising ……heading for some loosing [L] afrikaans box !

    Travis you are a legend boet …..why don’t you win a few just to piss the lighty off !!

  4. Boep
    18 December, 2012 at 1:43 pm · Reply

    Yeah, sad to say but Jordy has missed his chance to be World Champ!! His is still young but the new school is younger and hungrier.
    Travis deserves heaps of respect.

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