ASP 6-STAR EVENT TURNS UP THE HEAT SATURDAY
Weekend Line-up Includes the Festival Village: Live Music from Warner Bros. Recording Artist Blondfire and Pro Surfer Nikki Viesins, Pro Autograph Signings,
Free Hair Styling by Paul Mitchell, Skateboarding Demos and More
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (August 8, 2014) – Day one of the three-day Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro — the largest all-women’s surf contest in the world and the only ASP 6-Star event in North America — saw a field of more than 100 competitors narrowed after three rounds. The event kicks up again on day two with the Round of 48 hitting the waves on the Southside of the iconic Oceanside Pier on Saturday, August 9.
Maddie Peterson (USA), 16, who made her women’s QS debut on Friday, was the only competitor to advance through all three rounds on opening day. She secured a berth in Round 4 where the East Coaster will face the event’s top seeds.
“I went in to today just trying to do my best and the waves came to me,” Peterson said. “I just barely got second in the last heat, but the waves are fun and I’m ready for tomorrow. This is my first ever QS event. I’ve done a few Pro Juniors, so I’m really nervous.”
Mikaela Greene (AUS), 20, was another standout on opening day of competition, taking to her backhand on the lefthanders to smash an excellent 15.76 heat total while advancing to the top seeded round. The Western Australian topped reigning ASP Women’s World Junior Champion, Ella Williams (NZL), 19, who advanced in second in the process.
“This is my first time to the U.S.,” Greene said. “I’m from Yallingup in Western Australia and worked a ton to get here. I’m just super excited to make it through that first round!”
After struggling to find a rhythm in Round 3, Holly Sue Coffey (AUS), found a lefthander in dying seconds, connecting two strong turns for a 7.67, vaulting from fourth to first.
“I’ve been doing the QS for a few years now and trying to build up some points,” Coffey said. “This is by far my favorite event because all of the girls come down and it really supports women’s surfing.”
Tia Blanco (USA), 17, kicked off her Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro campaign in excellent form, belting an 8.50 on her opening ride to win the final heat of the day.
For day one heat results from Rounds 1, 2 and 3 of Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro, click here.
The event continues Saturday (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro is free and open to the public. In addition to showcasing world-class surfing, attendees can experience meet-and-greets, giveaways, skateboarding and BMX demos, live music from Warner Bros. recording artist Blondfire and Pro Surfer Nikki Viesins, comedians, fitness classes, seminars, complimentary hair styling by Paul Mitchell and a beer garden.
Contest and Event Schedule
Saturday, Aug. 9, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
8 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. Round 3 Continued (Round of 72)
9:20 a.m. – 2:20 p.m. Round 4 (Round of 48)
1:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Pro Surfer Autograph Signing
2:20 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. Round 5 (Round of 24)
3:55 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. Live music by Supergirl Pro Surfer Nikki Viesins
4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pro Surfer Autograph Signing
11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Festival Village Open
Sunday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
10 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. Round 6 (Round of 12)
11:40 a.m. – 1:20 p.m. Quarterfinals
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Pro Surfer Autograph Signing
1:20 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. Semi-finals
3 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Awards Ceremony on Amphitheater Stage
3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Top Four Pro Surfer Autograph Signing
11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Festival Village Open
Top seeds at the Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro include defending Supergirl Pro champ Malia Manuel (HAW), 20; Alana Blanchard (HAW), 24; Coco Ho (HAW), 23; Pauline Ado (FRA), 23; Sofia Mulanovich (PER), 31; Silvana Lima (BRA), 29; Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), 20; Nikki Van Dijk (AUS), 19; Sage Erickson (USA), 23; Laura Enever (AUS), 22. The top seeds will take to the water in the Round of 48 Saturday.
The Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro is the only ASP 6-Star female event in North America. It’s the first event of the 2014 Supergirl Jam Series, the action sports industry’s largest all-female competition and lifestyle series, featuring more than 175 female pros in surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding. The live contest will be streamed at www.supergirlpro.com on Sunday, Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST. The event will also be broadcast on Fox Sports Net (FSN) Wednesday, Sept. 24. For more detailed information on the Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro, please visit www.SupergirlJam.com or www.asaentertainment.com.
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Founded in 1994, ASA Entertainment Group, LLC is an action sports event, television and content production agency focused on creating and executing customized, turn-key marketing programs that range in scale from grassroots to global. ASA’s events, featuring skateboarding, freestyle BMX, inline skating, freestyle motocross, snowboarding, surfing and music, are broadcast domestically on eight networks (including CBS and Fox Sports Net), and distributed to more than 700 million HH globally via 30 international broadcast partners. ASA’s productions span the spectrum from large, international competitions such as the ASA Action Sports World Tour, the World Championships of Freestyle Motocross, The Supergirl Jam Series and the ASA Big-Air Triples to amateur contests, lifestyle and branded entertainment events, demonstrations, exhibitions, school programs and mobile tours. After 18 years as a leader in action sports, ASA Entertainment regularly connects brands to consumers through its platform of premium action sports and lifestyle content. For more information, visit ASAentertainment.com or ActionSportsTour.com.
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