The ASP World Surfing Awards, surfing?s ?night of nights?, will host the world?s best surfers this Thursday, February 23, 2012 on Australia?s Gold Coast.
GOLD COAST, Queensland/Australia (Tuesday, February 21, 2012) ? This Thursday, February 23, 2012, the world’s best surfers will exchange their ocean wear for formal wear as they attend surfing’s night of nights, the 2012 ASP World Surfing Awards. The Gold Coast Exhibition and Convention Centre will play host once again to the gala event, with this year’s incarnation adding a number of dynamic new enhancements including headlining entertainment Wolfmother.
This year will mark the first time in history that the ASP World Surfing Awards will be webcast and broadcast LIVE around the world, with the sport’s robust international audience able to enjoy the entirety of the official crowning of the 2011 ASP World Champions.
This Thursday will see historic moments in the crownings of the iconic Kelly Slater (USA) 40, awarded an unprecedented 11th ASP World Title, as South Pacific phenom Carissa Moore (HAW), 20, is awarded her first. Slater and Moore represent the youngest and oldest ASP World Champions in the history of the sport. These two stars will be joined on stage by an array of other awards winners across a variety of categories including new awards voted for by the fans and the surfers themselves.
Sal Masekela will return to host the evening, which will feature a number of entertainment acts including Grammy-Award winners Wolfmother, the Vernons and many more.
The 2012 ASP World Surfing Awards will be webcast LIVE via Youtube as well as streamed via broadcast partners. For the first time in history, a limited number of tickets will be available to the public.
2012 ASP WORLD SURFING AWARDS RECIPIENTS:
ASP World Champion: Kelly Slater (USA) ASP Women?s World Champion: Carissa Moore (HAW) ASP World Runner-Up: Joel Parkinson (AUS) ASP Women?s World Runner-Up: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) ASP World Rookie of the Year: Julian Wilson (AUS) ASP Women?s World Rookie of the Year: Tyler Wright (AUS) ASP Men’s Breakthrough Performer of the Year: TBA ASP Women’s Breakthrough Performer of Year: TBA
ASP World Junior Champion: Caio Ibelli (BRA) ASP Women?s World Junior Champion: Leila Hurst (HAW) ASP World Longboard Champion: Taylor Jensen (USA) ASP Women?s World Longboard Champion: Lindsay Steinriede (USA) ASP Masters Champion: Nathan Webster (AUS) ASP Grand Masters Champion: Iain Buchanan (NZL)
ASP Men?s Entertainer (Fan Vote): TBA ASP Women?s Entertainer (Fan Vote): TBA ASP Men?s Underrated (Fan Vote): TBA ASP Women?s Underrated (Fan Vote): TBA
ASP Surfers? Surfer (Men?s Peer Vote): TBA ASP Heat of the Year (Men?s Peer Vote): TBA ASP Manoeuvre of the Year (Men?s Peer Vote): TBA
ASP Surfers? Surfer (Women?s Peer Vote): TBA ASP Heat of the Year (Women?s Peer Vote): TBA ASP Manoeuvre of the Year (Women?s Peer Vote): TBA
ASP Peter Whittaker Award: TBA ASP Lifetime Membership Award: TBA