Wave Riding Vehicles Outer Banks Pro
ASP 2-Star Men's WQS Event
Jennette's Pier, Nags Head North Carolina
27 August - 1 September 2014
Wave Riding Vehicles Outer Banks Pro Set to Kick Off
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 26 August, 2014 - The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 2-Star Wave Riding Vehicles Outer Banks Pro presented by Hurley and Pacifico will return to Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina this week. The event is set to begin on Wednesday, August 27, with the holding period running through Monday, September 1, 2014.
The WRV Outer Banks (OBX) Pro is stop No. 19 on the ASP Qualification Series (QS), and the second QS event in a row on the U.S. East Coast, following last week’s Vans Pro in Virginia Beach. This event will set the stage for many international competitors looking for crucial points in the back half of the year, while also providing a chance for locals and younger surfers to build their rank on the QS.
Last year’s event winner Asher Nolan (USA) looks to defend his title as Outer Banks Pro champion, but will be challenged by the largest field of competitor’s in the event’s history.
“I’m really excited for this year. I don’t really get the chance to do many QS events, so when I do I want to seize the opportunity,” said Nolan. “Last year the waves were pumping and the forecast looks good for this year too, so it’s shaping up to be a good event. There’s a lot of talent coming into town and it’ll be great to see all of those guys show up and do their thing.”
Nolan, who is also the Hurley team manager, played a large part in working with the ASP to sanction the Outer Banks Pro as an official 2-Star rated QS event this year.
Brian Toth (PRI), who is one of the event’s top seeds, will be a surfer to watch as he competes in the Outer Banks Pro for the first time this year.
“I can’t wait to surf the OBX Pro. It’s my first time surfing the event, but it’s right down the coast from Virginia Beach so we can do it before heading to the Azores for the Prime event,” said Toth. “The East Coast leg of the QS is really a fun couple of weeks. The events are close to my house and I always have a good time. It looks like we could get some waves this week in the Outer Banks too so I’m stoked.”
The Wave Riding Vehicles Outer Banks Pro presented by Hurley and Pacifico will be webcast LIVE starting Wednesday, August 27 through Monday, September 1.