Revamped ASP World Surfing Awards Ready for World’s Best Surfers this February

COOLANGATTA, Queensland/AUS – The ASP World Surfing Awards will draw the world’s best surfers to Australia’s Gold Coast once again this February, but this season’s gala event will be provided in an exciting new format this year with both surfers and fans participating in the awarding of athletes. New awards have been added, the production has been enhanced, tickets will be available to the general public and the event will be webcast LIVE via YouTube.

ASP World Surfing Awards - Image credit to Kirstin Scholtz, ASP 2011

Image credit to Kirstin Scholtz, ASP 2011

Surfing’s “night of nights”, the 2012 ASP World Surfing Awards will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on Thursday, February 23, and will officially recognise last season’s top performers.

ASP World Surfing Awards:
– ASP World Champions
– ASP World Runners-Up
– ASP Rookie of the Year
– Peter Whitaker Award
– Breakthrough Performer

The world’s best surfers will take the night to trade out their board shorts and bikinis for suits and dresses, and this year’s ASP World Surfing Awards will feature an array of new accolades voted on by the surfers themselves.

ASP World Surfing Awards - Image credit to Kirstin Scholtz, ASP 2011

Image credit to Kirstin Scholtz, ASP 2011

Voted by Surfers:
– Surfer’s Surfer (surfer on tour with the most admirable qualities)
– Heat of the Year
– Manoeuvre of the Year

For the first time in the event’s storied history, the 2012 ASP World Surfing Awards will allow fans to participate in the selection process of four new publicly-voted awards.

Voted by the Fans:
– Male Entertainer of the Year (In and out of the water)
– Female Entertainer of the Year (In and out of the water)
– Most Underrated Male Surfer
– Most Underrated Female Surfer

TO VOTE, click on ASPWorldSurfingAwards.com.

For more information about the event and ticketing for the general public, log onto ASPWorldTour.com or further information available at www.gccec.com.au.

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