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BWWT Solidifies Competitors for 2014/2015 Season

The roster for the 2014/2015 ASP Big Wave World Tour (BWWT) season has been solidified, featuring the best big wave surfers on the planet as they complete across six international venues for the undisputed big wave surfing crown.

"The ASP Commissioner's Office worked long and hard to determine a BWWT roster that reflects the most current standouts in the sport of big wave surfing and also rewarding the performances of past champions of the BWWT,” Peter Mel, ASP Deputy Commissioner, said.

With the season split into two parts to take advantage of the Southern Hemisphere and Northern Hemisphere swell systems, the ASP BWWT Top 12 surfers will be joined by six international wildcard per event as well as six local wildcards to comprise the 24-man field. The 2014/2015 ASP BWWT Top 12 have been determined based off the previous season's rankings.

Note: Gabriel Villaran, of Peru, has received the ASP BWWT Injury Wildcard and will be seeded into the ASP BWWT wildcard selections for all events.

2014/2015 ASP BWWT Top 12

This year's Top 12 includes a ton of talent, including recent Billabong XXL Award Best Ride winner Greg Long (USA) and Overall Men's Performance winner Grant "Twiggy" Baker (ZAF).

1 Grant Baker (ZAF)
2 Ken Collins (USA)
3 Nic Lamb (USA)
4 Shawn Dollar (USA)
5 Kohl Christensen (HAW)
6 Alex Gray (USA)
7 Greg Long (USA)
8 Ryan Augenstein (USA)
9 Anthony Tashnick (USA)
10 Ramon Navarro (CHL)
11 Jamie Mitchell (AUS)
12 Tyler Fox (USA)

ASP BWWT Alternates (In Order)
1. Adur Letamendia (ESP)
2. Zach Wormhoudt (USA)
3. Will Skudin (USA)
4. Grant Washburn (USA)
5. Marcos Monteiro (BRA)
6. Aaron Ungerleider (HAW)
7. Natxo Gonzalez (ESP)

Southern Hemisphere Wildcards and Local Wildcards

The Southern Hemisphere events consist of Dungeons in South Africa, Punta Lobos in Chile and Pico Alto in Peru with a window running between April 15 and August 31, 2014.

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Billabong Pico Alto ASP BWWT Wildcards
1 Kelly Slater (USA)
2 Ben Wilkinson (AUS)
3 Makua Rothman (HAW)
4 Jamie Sterling (HAW)
5 Carlos Burle (BRA)
6 Gabriel Villaran (PER)

ASP BWWT Alternates:
1. Shane Dorian (HAW)
2. Ian Walsh (HAW)
3. Mark Healey (HAW)

Billabong Pico Alto Local Wildcards
1 Miguel Tudela
2 Rafael Velarde
3 Kodiak Semsch
4 Tamil Martino
5 Alejo Loret Del Mola
6 Renzo Zazzali

Local Alternates:
1. Sabastian De Romana
2. Rafael Otero
3. Juan Antonio Gordillo


Quiksilver Ceremonial Punta Lobos Chile ASP BWWT Wildcards
1 Kelly Slater (USA)
2 Damien Hobgood (USA)
3 Mark Healey (HAW)
4 Nathan Fletcher (USA)
5 Marcos Monteiro (BRA)
6 Gabriel Villaran (PER)

ASP BWWT alternates:
1. Jamie Sterling (HAW)
2. Frank Solomon (ZAF)
3. Ben Wilkinson (AUS)

Quiksilver Ceremonial Punta Lobos Chile Local Wildcards
1 Diego Medina
2 Christian Morello
3 Fernando Zegers
4 Mekis Federico
5 Reinaldo Ibarra Tapia
6 Rafael Ibarra Tapia

Local Alternates:
1. Leon Vicuna
2. Jacob Soto
3. Fabian Farias


Dungeons ASP BWWT Wildcards
1 Kelly Slater (USA)
2 Shane Dorian (HAW)
3 Mark Healey (HAW)
4 Ian Walsh (HAW)
5 Gabriel Villaran (PER)
6 Matthew Bromley (ZAF)

ASP BWWT Alternates:
1. Carlos Burle (BRA)
2. Albee Layer (HAW)
3. Makua Rothman (HAW)

Dungeons Local Wildcards
1 Mike Schlebach
2 James Taylor
3 Simon Lowe
4 Josh Redman
5 Chris Bertish
6 Andrew Marr

Local Alternates
1. James Lowe
2. Frank Solomon
3. Jeremy Johnson

Northern Hemisphere Wildcards and Local Wildcards

The Northern Hemisphere events consist of Todos Santos in Mexico, Punta Galea in Spain and Pe'ahi in Maui with a window running between October 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015.

Pe'ahi ASP BWWT Wildcards
1 Kelly Slater (USA)
2 Mark Healey (HAW)
3 Shane Dorian (HAW)
4 David Wassel (HAW)
5 Makua Rothman (HAW)
6 Gabriel Villaran (PER)

ASP BWWT Alternates:
1. Aaron Gold (HAW)
2. Nathan Fletcher (USA)
3. Mark Mathews (AUS)

Pe'ahi Local Wildcards
1 Ian Walsh
2 Billy Kemper
3 Albee Layer
4 Shawn Walsh
5 Kai Lenny
6 Tyler Larronde

Local Alternates:
1. Francisco Porcella
2. DK Walsh
3. Marcio Freire


Todos Santos ASP BWWT Wildcards
1 Kelly Slater (USA)
2 Josh Kerr (AUS)
3 Mark Healey (HAW)
4 Shane Dorian (HAW)
5 Nathan Fletcher (USA)
6 Gabriel Villaran (PER)

ASP BWWT alternates:
1. Will Skudin (USA)
2. Pat Gudauskas (USA)
3. Carlos Burle (BRA)

2012 Billabong Pico Alto Gabriel Villaran - WSL


Todos Santos Local Wildcards
1 Derek Dunfee (USA)
2 Rusty Long (USA)
3 Nic Vaughan (USA)
4 Coco Nogales (MEX)
5 Diego Petrusso (URU)
6 Vincent Yazbek (MEX)

Local Alternate:
1. Chapman Murphy
2. Dane Gudauskas
3. Tanner Gudauskas


Punta Galea ASP BWWT WIldcards
1 Kelly Slater (USA)
2 Billy Kemper (HAW)
3 Makua Rothman (HAW)
4 Ian Walsh (HAW)
5 Nathan Fletcher (USA)
6 Gabriel Villaran (PER)

ASP BWWT alternates:
1. Will Skudin (USA)
2. Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
3. Damien Hobgood (USA)

Punta Galea Local Wildcards
1 Adur Letamendia (EUK)
2 David Bustamente (EUK)
3 Aritz Aranburu (EUK)
4 Natxo Gonzalez (EUK)
5 Indar Unaune (EUK)
6 Eric Rebiere (FRA)

Local Alternates:
1. Guillermo Barandiaran
2. Ibon Amatrian
3. Andrew Cotton

All ASP BWWT events will be webcast LIVE on aspworldtour.com

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