LOS ANGELES, California/USA (Saturday, July 13 2013) – Media have recently reported on comments made by a Quiksilver employee regarding the debate over a Roxy promotion for their event in Biarritz. Paul Speaker, ASP CEO, has released the following statement regarding the Quiksilver employee’s comments:
“The recently-published comments of a Quiksilver staffer are completely unacceptable and do not represent the values or the opinions of the ASP. The ASP draws its inspiration from the ocean – an arena that does not distinguish where you’re from, the color of your skin, where you worship or your sexual orientation. As such, we are are an organization of tolerance, objectivity and inclusiveness.”
“The athletes of the ASP are committed individuals of talent, inspiration and character,” Speaker continued. “ASP’s vision for the future of the sport is to celebrate their athleticism, personality and stories– which we look forward to bringing to the world in 2014 when we assume responsibility for events, marketing and broadcasting of the professional sport of surfing.”
The ASP was acquired in December of 2012 with new management using this season as a transitional year while they build out teams and programs to re-launch the sport in 2014. ASP Management are firmly committed to showcasing the world’s best surfers as the talented and inspirational athletes that they are.