The World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) is back in action in partnership with ASA Entertainment for their 16th Annual Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro powered by Celsius QS 3000. September 16 - 18 will mark the event's tenth QS event in its illustrious history as the largest all-female surf competition and festival with a live broadcast featuring some of North America and Hawaii's top-tier competitors.
Heavy-hitters such as reigning event winner and Championship Tour (CT) competitor Caroline Marks (USA), multiple event winner Sage Erickson (USA), and former 2018 Super Girl Surf Pro victor Samantha Sibley will look to add another Super Girl cape to their name. But, they will have to deal with the likes of current North America No. 1 Sawyer Lindblad, and current Challenger Series No. 1 Caitlin Simmers along with fellow CT qualification threats Alyssa Spencer and Kirra Pinkerton, among many more including world-renowned surfer Bethany Hamilton.
Also making their way to Oceanside to help encourage the event's empowerment of young women, reigning, five-time WSL Champion Carissa Moore will be joined by her fellow former Super Gir victors Courtney Conlogue and Tatiana Weston-Webb as they make their appearance outside of the jersey.
As an exciting addition to the surf lineup, the event will also feature an elite-level women's longboarding competition with 48 elite competitors and emerging stars. Two-time WSL Lonboard Champions Honolua Blomfield and Jen Smith, 2019 WSL Longboard Champion Soleil Errico, and 2004 WSL Longboard Champion Summer Romero will headline the field alongside 2021 Super Girl Longboard victor, Kirra Seale.
Beyond The Surf - Nissan Concert Series, Super Girl Gamer Pro, and Free Classes
In addition to the world-class surfing, the event features an action-packed Festival Village with 15 live concerts and family-friendly activities; the annual Super Girl Gamer esports tournament; an all-female DJ Competition; a women's beach soccer tournament; free classes in fitness, yoga, Zumba, Pilates, wellness and dance; female comediennes; celebrity speakers; panel discussions promoting female leadership and sustainability; a female art exhibition; social influencers; autograph signings; a beer garden and food court; a military appreciation program; and a mentorship event for young surfers with 5-time World Champion Carissa Moore and her Moore Aloha Foundation.
The Nissan Concert Series will include 15 artists performing full live concerts, including superstar acts like The Offspring, Smash Mouth, Hoobastank, The Expendables and Kira Kosarin. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.
The event is part of the Super Girl Series, a mission-based platform that includes four women's action sports, esports and lifestyle events designed to promote female empowerment, inclusion and equality. Each of the Super Girl events are centered around providing athletic, social, cultural, educational, and entertainment opportunities for young women in traditionally male-dominated industries.
"We are thrilled to have such an exciting and diverse lineup of activities at the event in addition to world-class surfing," said Rick Bratman, CEO of ASA Entertainment, the event's producer. "To have artists like The Offspring, Smash Mouth, Hoobastank, The Expendables and Kira Kosarin performing and using their voices to help promote Super Girl's empowerment platform is absolutely incredible. On the surfing side, the Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro powered by Celsius is not only a showcase for the top-ranked surfers in the world, but also a springboard to help launch surf careers and provide unmatched mentorship between pros and newcomers."
The event will run daily Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Access to the surfing, concerts, esports, panels, classes, speakers and all elements are free to attend.
The event will be televised throughout November and December on Bally Sports and will be streamed live on September 17 - 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. via 15 digital partners www.WorldSurfLeague.com, www.SuperGirlSurfPro.com and twitch.tv/supergirlseries.
The Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro powered by Celsius QS 3000 will run September 16 - 18 at Oceanside, California.