ASP announced today at the Hurley Pro that Lower Trestles will officially be added to the 2014 Women’s World Championship Tour season. The famous break will serve as a new location to their travels around the globe to compete for a world title. Many of the competitors consider Lowers one of their favorite waves, and they are sure to perform their best at California’s rippable a-frame. Originally only scheduled for the Men’s event, Trestles will introduce an entirely new level of surfing as the ladies get the chance to showcase their progressive maneuvers.
“Lower Trestles is one of the most high-performance waves on the planet and we’re absolutely thrilled that the world’s best female surfers will be here in 2014,” said Jessi Miley-Dyer, ASP Women’s Tour Manager. “The addition of this venue to the women’s schedule is indicative of ASP management’s commitment to enhancing the women’s tour and placing these women in excellent waves. I’m excited to see what the ASP Top 17 do out here in 2014.”
“It’s been a very productive process working with new management at the ASP as well as California State Parks to get the permits necessary to add the women’s component next season,” Pat O’Connell, Hurley’s VP of Marketing said. “Trestles is a tremendously rippable wave and I think the world’s best female surfers are going to really turn heads out there next year.”
Exciting things are happening for the Top 17 female athletes as they enter into the last event of the year to decide the 2013 Women’s World Champion. Carissa Moore (HAW) leads the pack, currently ranked number one going into the final contest. From September 24-30, the women will be in Hossegor France for the start of the Roxy Pro France waiting period.
Tyler Wright (AUS), Courtney Conlogue (USA), and Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) are all three still in the world title race against Moore.
ROXY PRO FRANCE ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Bianca Buitentag (ZAF), Silvana Lima (BRA)
Heat 2: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Laura Enever (AUS), Rebecca Woods (AUS)
Heat 3: Carissa Moore (HAW), Malia Manuel (HAW), LeeAnn Curren (FRA)
Heat 4: Tyler Wright (AUS), Alana Blanchard (HAW), Sofia Mulanovich (PER)
Heat 5: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Pauline Ado (FRA), Sage Erickson (USA)
Heat 6: Lakey Peterson (USA), Coco Ho (HAW), Paige Hareb (NZL)