Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro
ASP Women's 6-Star Event
Oceanside Pier, California
8 - 10 August, 2014
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ASP Qualification Series Heats Up at Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 7 August, 2014 - Oceanside - The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro will run at Oceanside Pier from August 8 through 10, 2014 and host 11 of the elite 17 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT) competitors.
The Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro will see104 aspiring Dream Tour hopefuls compete in the largest women’s Qualification Series (QS) event in history. The Oceanside based event marks a crucial kickoff in determining next year’s elite, with events immediately following in France and Portugal.
Malia Manuel (HAW), 20, current ASP Women’s World No. 5, is returning to the Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro to defend her title at an event that has played a vital role in spring boarding her success as a professional.
“I'm always thrilled to surf Oceanside again for the event,” Manuel said. “I love competing in the Supergirl because of it’s fantastic support in women's surfing. It's such a nice atmosphere to be around and I love the crowds that visit every year. It's definitely one of the biggest events of my year.
“It's been a fun year and I love competing,” continued Manuel. “I don't really think about taking any different approach whether it's a CT or QS. I surf all heats without prioritizing the type of event it is. I'm always learning, evolving and looking forward to competing in my sixth SuperGirl event!”
Additional ASP Top 17 talent include the likes of Pauline Ado (FRA), 23, Alana Blanchard (HAW), 24, Coco Ho (HAW), 23, rookies Nikki Van Dijk (AUS), 19, Johanne Defay (FRA), 20, and Alessa Quizon (HAW), 19, two-time event runner-up Paige Hareb (NZL), 24, current QS No. 1 Silvana Lima (BRA), 30, and past event winner Sage Erickson (USA), 23, among other top names.
The Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro will run from August 8-10, 2014.