Oceanside, CA (October, 2020) – ASA Entertainment announced today that the World Surf League (WSL) Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro will return to the Oceanside Pier in Oceanside, Calif., October 3-4, 2020 where the top female surfers from California will face-off against the best from Hawaii and Florida in a unique team competition. No fans will be permitted to attend; however, the WSL specialty event will feature both a live webcast on supergirlsurfpro.com, worldsurfleague.com and twitch.tv/supergirlsurf and television coverage so that content-starved surf fans can watch the best American surfers back in the ocean.
The top three ranked surfers on the WSL Leaderboard and six of the top twelve will compete, including #1 ranked and reigning 4-time World Champion, Carissa Moore, Caroline Marks (#2), Lakey Peterson (#3), Tatiana Weston-Webb (#6), Courtney Conlogue (#7), Sage Erickson (#12), and more.
“Everyone is so excited about this event,” said 2018 Super Girl Pro champion Moore. “I’ve always been inspired by the message behind Super Girl, and it’s incredible to have a contest like this that focuses entirely on women’s surfing. I am thrilled to be back in the ocean competing, and the contest format seems really fun.”
The 2020 Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro involves not only a California vs the U.S. team event featuring eight Californians and a combination of eight Hawaiians / Floridians, but also a second team competition between eight 2-person teams that pairs one Championship Tour surfer with one Qualifying Series surfer per team. All results from the weekend will accumulate points for both Team CA or Team U.S. and the individual 2-person teams. Prize money will be awarded to every member of either Team CA or Team U.S. and the top-scoring 2-person team.
“The Super Girl Pro has been a huge part of the landscape of women’s surfing for the past 13 years and it’s incredible that they’ve been able to make the event happen in 2020,” said VP of WSL Tours and Competitions Jessi Miley-Dyer. “The field of talent competing includes both the best American surfers on the planet and the next generation of stars, and the competition format is really creative. The question of which state produces best surfers has been talked about in surfing for years, and this contest will help to answer that question in a fun way.”
The event will be webcast live via several partners, including supergirlsurfpro.com, worldsurfleague.com and twitch.tv/supergirlsurf on October 3 and 4 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PST. It will also be broadcast on FOX Sports throughout November and December.
“We are so pleased to be able to run this event during a challenging time for everyone,” said Rick Bratman, CEO of ASA Entertainment, the event’s owner. “People desperately need positive experiences and this event has such an inspiring message and an incredibly uplifting energy. We’d like to thank the City of Oceanside, San Diego County, the WSL, the surfers and our incredible sponsors for their patience, commitment and support in making this happen. We’re really looking forward to watching these female superheroes in the ocean again, and can’t wait to see who gets the Super Girl Pro cape this year!”
Nissan, in conjunction with the California Nissan Dealers, has continued to support the event with the goal to help foster equality and inclusion for women as part of a multi-year commitment as the event’s Title Partner.
“Nissan is proud to be the title sponsor of the Super Girl Surf Pro,” said Shawn Mirabal, regional vice president, Nissan North America. “The message of equality and inclusion behind the Super Girl Series is more important than ever. We look forward to the event, and to celebrating female strength and empowerment through action sports in a safe and responsible manner.”
The event is also supported by the U.S. Air Force, Power Crunch, Paul Mitchell, the U.S. Marines, Sun Bum, Zenni and White Claw.
No spectators will be permitted to attend, so fans are encouraged to watch the competition via the live webcasts. The event will be strictly executed to follow health and safety procedures, which were developed based on guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World
Health Organization, and emerging best practices established by other sports leagues and broadcast-only live sports events. These procedures include strict social distancing measures, temperature checks, masks, and minimal personnel on-site.
About ASA Entertainment: Founded in 1994, ASA Entertainment Group, LLC is an action sports event, television and content production agency focused on creating and executing customized, turn-key marketing programs that range in scale from grassroots to global. ASA’s events, featuring skateboarding, freestyle BMX, inline skating, freestyle motocross, snowboarding, skiing, surfing, esports and music, are broadcast domestically on eight networks (including CBS and FOX Sports), and distributed to more than 700 million HH globally via 30 international broadcast partners. ASA’s productions span the spectrum from large, international competitions such as the ASA Action Sports World Tour, the World Championships of Freestyle Motocross, the Super Girl Pro Series and the ASA Big-Air Triples to amateur contests, lifestyle and branded entertainment events, demonstrations, exhibitions, school programs and mobile tours. After 26 years as a leader in action sports, ASA Entertainment regularly connects brands to consumers through its platform of premium action sports and lifestyle content. For more information, visit www.ASAentertainment.com.
About the WSL …The World Surf League (WSL), established in 1976, is the home of surfing. The WSL is dedicated to changing the world through the inspirational power of surfing by creating authentic events, experiences, and storytelling to inspire a growing, global community to live with purpose, originality, and stoke. The WSL is a global organization, headquartered in Santa Monica and with regional offices in North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and EMEA. The WSL possesses a deep appreciation for the sport’s rich heritage while promoting progression, innovation, and performance at the highest levels.
The WSL is comprised of Tours & Events, celebrating the world’s best surfers across all disciplines and annually running more than 180 global contests and crowning the undisputed World Champions across all divisions; WSL WaveCo, where innovation meets experience; and WSL Studios, which offers best in class storytelling across competition, lifestyle, and conservation.
For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com.