The World Surf League (WSL) Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro will return to the Oceanside Pier in Oceanside, Calif., October 3-4, 2020 where the top female surfers from Hawaii, California and Florida will return to California's first ocean-competition since the COVID-19 pause. No fans will be permitted to attend; however, the WSL specialty event will feature the live broadcast on WorldSurfLeague.com starting at 8 a.m. PT.
The top three ranked surfers on the WSL Leaderboard and six of the top 12 are expected to compete, including Olympic qualifiers Carissa Moore and Caroline Marks, alongside World No. 3 Lakey Peterson, and CT competitors Tatiana Weston-Webb, Courtney Conlogue, Sage Erickson, and more.
"Everyone is so excited about this event," said 2018 Super Girl Pro champion Moore. "I've always been inspired by the message behind Super Girl, and it's incredible to have a contest like this that focuses entirely on women's surfing. I am thrilled to be back in the ocean competing, and the contest format seems really fun."
"The Super Girl Pro has been a huge part of the landscape of women's surfing for the past 13 years and it's incredible that they've been able to make the event happen in 2020," said VP of WSL Tours and Competitions Jessi Miley-Dyer. "The field of talent competing includes both the best American surfers on the planet and the next generation of stars, and the competition format is really creative."
The event will be webcast live via several partners, including the worldSurfLeague.com, the Super Girl Surf Pro website and Twitch's home page, on Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PT. It will also be broadcast on FOX Sports throughout November and December.
"We are so pleased to be able to run this event during a challenging time for everyone," said Rick Bratman, CEO of ASA Entertainment, the event's owner. "People desperately need positive experiences and this event has such an inspiring message and an incredibly uplifting energy. We're really looking forward to watching these female superheroes in the ocean again, and can't wait to see who gets the Super Girl Pro cape this year!"
The event is supported by Nissan, the U.S. Air Force, Power Crunch, Paul Mitchell, the U.S. Marines, Sun Bum, Zenni, and White Claw.
No spectators will be permitted to attend, so fans are encouraged to watch the competition via the live webcasts. This event will be strictly executed to follow health and safety procedures, which were developed based on guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, and emerging best practices established by other sports leagues and broadcast-only live sports events. These procedures include testing for athletes, strict social distancing measures, temperature checks, and minimal personnel on-site.
For more detailed information and to watch the event's live webcast on October 3 and 4, visit www.supergirlsufpro.com, WorldSurfLeague.com or twitch.tv/supergirlsurf.
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