Notes from the Sand: The 2013 Ford Supergirl Pro Lives Up to Its Name

[ WORDS & PHOTOS BY CHRIS GRANT ] When the final autographs had been signed and the tents were beginning to come down, I sat in my car and wrote the following post on Facebook: "We've been in a bit of a funk lately and would have thought a surf contest would be the last place we'd find refreshment. How wrong we were. Watching hundreds of young girls cautiously approach their favorite pro surfers only to be welcomed with graciousness, smiles and thoughtful words was not only heart-warming, but it was extremely inspirational as well. The ear-to-ear smiles, the sparkling eyes of youth, and the skips down the beach clutching a newly autographed hat or piece of paper would have warmed the heart of even the most grumpy, anti-contest surfer. Hearty congrats to the comp winner, Malia Manuel, and to Supergirl for putting on such an amazing event. From what I saw from my vantage point on the beach, the surfers didn't only showcase the current state of women's high performance surfing, they also inspired an entire generation of girl groms who no doubt are dreaming of riding waves of their own one day soon. Very, very well done!" It's been a week since the Supergirl Pro wrapped up and I wanted to share a couple of observations from one of the most important contests on the women's circuit.
The Kids Like all surf contests, ratings points were at stake, money was up for grabs, and the prized Supergirl cape was going to be awarded to the winner. Indeed, all of those things happened but what I remember most were the kids, the thousands of kids that made this event so special. At the end of each heat they'd be waiting at the water's edge for a photo, an autograph, or a smile from every single one of the Supergirl competitors. What warmed my heart the most was seeing that this was far from a one-way street as the surfers appeared to enjoy the exchanges as much as the kids did themselves. It's difficult to sum up in one photo but the image of Bruna Schmitz below does it for me. 100% pure stoke and respect in every direction. Bruna Schmitz shares a moment with two surf-stoked kids at the 2013 Supergirl Pro in Oceanside, California. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.Pictured: Bruna Schmitz shares a moment with two of the thousands of surf-stoked kids in attendance at the Supergirl Pro.
Bethany Hamilton The debacle that followed the US Open earlier this summer didn't have anything to do with the surfers or surfing as the mayhem was caused by kooks just looking for trouble. Nevertheless, even after the porta-potties were turned right-side-up and the broken glass was swept from the streets, surfing itself received another black eye in the press and elsewhere. We need heroes, not jerks, and when Bethany Hamilton walked onto the sand at Oceanside for the first time, it was living proof of that fact. The energy she brought to the Supergirl Pro was contagious and her surfing was inspirational, if not mind-blowing. My favorite part of the Bethany story at the Supergirl Pro was when beach announcer David Stanfield asked the crowd, "Who's here to watch Bethany Hamilton surf?" Hundreds of cheers and hands were raised up and down the beach and as I glanced out to sea I also saw my good friend, the always classic Bec Woods, raise hers as well---while she was still out in her heat. Unbelievable lines for the Bethany Hamilton signing at the 2013 Supergirl Pro in Oceanside, California. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.Pictured: The incredible line to get Bethany Hamilton's autograph snaked under the pier, up the ramp, back around, and then extended all the way to Pacific Street.
Alessa Quizon I first saw Alessa Quizon surf at the Rob Machado Seaside Pro Jr. back in 2011 and immediately became a fan of her casual yet progressive style of surfing. She reminded me so much of my good friend, Shea Hodges, also a crazy-good Hawaiian goofyfoot, that I immediately contacted Shea after the event to tell her I saw what looked to be her surfing twin doing the same layback snaps and fins-free surfing that she was doing. Fast forward to the Supergirl Pro and Alessa absolutely blew minds from her first heat onward. She didn't hold back at all and her surfing throughout the event was on-edge, risky, and go-for-broke (including the flip pictured below that she was very close to pulling). Her luck ran out in the semifinals but it was clear to me that this particular Supergirl doesn't need a cape to fly. Ultra-progressive surfing courtesy of Hawaii's Alessa Quizon at the 2013 Supergirl Pro in Oceanside, California. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.Pictured: You could feel the entire beach collectively hold its breath as Alessa grabbed, rotated, and pushed women's performance surfing another leap forward.
Nikki Van Dijk As radical as Alessa was, halfway through the event I was convinced that Nikki Van Dijk would be one of the surfers on the winner's podium. While Oceanside Pier delivers punchy peaks much of the year, a big south swell in June created a big deep spot between the inside and outside sections requiring an approach that is typically used in Huntington Beach. After pulling a move or two on the outside, a surfer is forced to either "Huntington Hop", kick out, or weave cutbacks to make it to the inside section. While many surfers were getting stuck in the deep spot, Nikki weaved effortlessly from section to section with absolutely zero loss of speed before throwing some explosive finishing moves in the shorebreak. Nikki fell just short in the quarterfinals but her last wave with only seconds on the clock was one of the highlights of the event to me. The score was a touch less than she needed but the last ditch effort was a show of high performance heat surfing at its best. Australia's Nikki  Van Dijk, one of the strongest competitors throughout the week at the 2013 Supergirl Pro in Oceanside, California. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.Pictured: Australia's Nikki Van Dijk, a standout all weekend long, consistently finished her waves with a flourish.
Tatiana Weston-Webb She lost out in a stacked heat when she came unglued on a late lip blast but make no mistake, Tatiana Weston-Webb is a surfer to watch closely in the very near future. The World Junior Champion throws big hooks both frontside and backside and had it not been for that fall, quite possibly could have found herself on the podium. She didn't win this year but Tatiana Weston-Webb was one of the strongest competitors at the 2013 Supergirl Pro in Oceanside, California. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.Pictured: Throughout the event, Tatiana Weston-Webb, the current World Junior Champion, threw several solid hooks on the outside sandbar.
The South American Contingent The most enthusiastic crew of surfers at the Supergirl Pro were from South America and it was awesome to see them both on the beach as well as at Marina Zawisza's Latin America-based surf film, "3 Killas y un Kiwi" which premiered at Linksoul on Friday night. Silvana Lima, Dominic Barona, Anali Gomez, Sofia Mulanovich, Ornella Pellizzari, Rosanny Alvarez, Adriana Cano, and Bruna Schmitz all shredded and it was fun to hear loud cheering throughout the event coming from their stretch of beach. I should probably leave well enough alone, but Silvana Lima riding a virtually sponsorless board? Come on brands, if you truly are "surf" companies, why not back a surfer who's one of the best on the planet. Ask any number of people standing on the beach during the Supergirl, in terms of pure progression, Silvana stands atop a very short list of surfers. It's time one of you takes a stand. A surfer standing up on a board plastered with your logos who can barely do a turn doesn't do anything for the authenticity of your brand. Sponsor Silvana and bring some legitimacy back to your image. Trust me, you need it. Silvana Lima displays nice edge work on a set wave at the 2013 Supergirl Pro in Oceanside, California. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.Pictured: Brasil's Silvana Lima displays nice edge work on the final day of the Supergirl Pro.
Pre-Heat Warm-Ups While 3.8 million people have watched Anastasia Ashley's pre-heat warm-up on YouTube, the one I enjoyed the most was Dimity Stoyle, shown here leaping almost as high as she is tall. The explosive Australian is currently ranked 2nd on the ASP Women's World Rankings and looks to be a solid addition to next year's World Championship Tour. Watch Dimity surf here. Dimity Stoyle's pre-heat ritual at the 2013 Supergirl Pro in Oceanside, California. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.Pictured: Dimity Stoyle's pre-heat warm-up as NOT seen on YouTube.
Malia Manuel: Supergirl Like so many stories that were played out during the Supergirl Pro, Malia Manuel's had a great ending as well. The 3x runner-up surfed virtually flawless heats throughout the event and used her spray-throwing backside snaps to nail down the title this year. Even through the late afternoon glare, you could see her smile a mile away as she walked onto the beach with her arms held high in the air. As the spray settled and the crowds parted, the young Hawaiian was 3,500 points stronger in the ASP Women's World Rankings, $8,000 richer, and most importantly, the newest owner of the beloved, pink Supergirl cape. The moment of victory for Malia Manuel at the 2013 Supergirl Pro in Oceanside, California. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.Pictured: Malia Manuel, 2013 Ford Supergirl Pro Champion. Final Scribbles... While it's impossible to mention everything, I want to thank Supergirl and all their sponsors for bringing this amazing event to Oceanside each year. Nowhere else in North America provides a venue for so many international pros and young shredders to compete on the same playing field. The Supergirl Pro gave a talented, underground, California local like Demi Boelsterli the opportunity to advance through round after round on a world stage and it provided a tiny but formidable Hawaiian 14-year-old by the name of Kahanu Delovio the chance to give people a glimpse into surfing's future. Thank you to all the surfers who put on such amazing performances and a special congratulations to Paige Hareb, the Supergirl Pro runner-up, who ripped her way to yet another deserving Finals appearance. To the general public who came out in droves this year to support the women, you have our hearty appreciation. Along with the surfers, sponsors, lifeguards, police, event organizers, and the City of Oceanside, you made the 2013 Ford Supergirl Pro truly, truly super.
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Malia Manuel wins 2013 ASP 6-Star Ford Supergirl Pro. Photo: ASP/SHADLEY

Malia Manuel Wins ASP 6-Star Ford Supergirl Pro

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) North America Ford Supergirl Pro ASP 6-Star Women’s Event Oceanside Pier, California, USA August 2-4, 2013 Malia Manuel Wins ASP 6-Star Ford Supergirl Pro  Malia Manuel wins 2013 ASP 6-Star Ford Supergirl Pro. Photo: ASP/SHADLEYPictured: Malia Manuel (HAW), 19, Winner of the ASP 6-Star Ford Supergirl Pro. Credit: ASP/SHADLEY OCEANSIDE, California/USA (Sunday, August 4, 2013) – Malia Manuel (HAW), 19, has won the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Ford Supergirl Pro over fellow ASP WCT campaigner Paige Hareb (NZL), 23, in peaky three-to-five foot waves in Oceanside, California.Manuel led the Ford Supergirl Pro throughout the event’s entirety, owning the top scores of each round while progressing to the Final. The Hawaiian’s dominance would continue while securing the major victory, belting a 9.57 and 7.67 for powerful combinations on both her forhand and backhand to earn her first victory of the 2013 this season. “The past couple of days, I really had motivation coming off of a tough result at the US Open,” Manuel said. “I wanted to do well there. It’s good to be in California, it’s like a second home to me. I wanted to get in rhythm and just finally have that push for a good result.” Manuel, current No. 12 on the ASP WCT, had struggled to find consistency at the early season stops this year and hopes today’s major victory represents a turning point in her season. “It felt good to finally have one event where everything came together,” Manuel said. “I’ve had such ups and downs this whole year and I was really confident, but it just never all flowed in one contest. I’m happy it happened here and I’m looking forward to finishing up the year.” Paige Hareb, who finished runner-up at last year’s Ford Supergirl Pro, matched her efforts in Oceanside again this year. The talented Kiwi put in a polished performance throughout the entirety of the event, but was unable to find the scores needed to surpass Manuel in the Final. “This is my best result of the year, so I’m pretty happy, but I wish I just could have performed a little bit better in the Final,” Hareb said. “It just didn’t go my way. It was pretty hard to find the right one and it was one of the hardest heats I’ve had in competition and Malia (Manuel) did well.” Hareb, current No 12 on the Women’s WCT, was another elite competitor looking to potentially requalify for the ASP Top 17 via the Qualifying Series (QS) and her second place finish will help the goofy-footer gain traction towards attaining her goal for next season. “I hadn’t had a good result on the QS yet this year and hopefully this will get me up there,” Hareb said. “Hopefully I’m going to move on to Europe and get some good results there and requalify.” Pauline Ado (FRA), 22, marched through two rounds on the final day of competition besting fellow French surfer Justine Dupont, 21, en route to the final. Despite Ado’s success in the early rounds, she was unable to find a rhythm in her Semifinals clash against Manuel, finishing equal 3rd overall. “I had a really good result in the US Open and getting a 3rd here is good for my QS ranking,” Ado said. “I’m super happy overall, but I wish I surfed better in the Semifinal. Malia (Manuel) was on every wave and I didn’t get anything, but it was a good leg for sure.” Ado, current No. 10 on the ASP WCT, was relieved to earn another Semifinals finish following her Equal 3rd place result at the US Open of Surfing and hopes to carry her momentum in to the European leg of the season. “The two last QS events are in Europe, so I’ll have my family and friends there and a lot of support,” Ado said. “Hopefully I can get a few more good results under my belt and requalify for next year’s WCT.” Alessa Quizon (HAW), 19, who entered the Ford Supergirl Pro ranked No. 4 on the ASP Women’s World Ranking, earned her career-best result in Oceanside with an equal 3rd place finish. The Hawaiian goofy-footer would best fellow Oahu native Coco Ho, 22, in the Quarterfinals, but was unable to surpass Hareb in their Semifinals affair. “I’m really happy that I made it this far,” Quizon said. “This is my first Semifinal in a 6-Star QS and I’ve improved so much from last year. I’ve had a few Quarterfinals results as well and I’m feeling confident going in to the rest of the year.” For Ford Supergirl Pro highlights log on to www.supergirlpro.com For additional ASP information log on to www.aspworldtour.com or www.aspnorthamerica.org FORD SUPERGIRL PRO FINAL RESULT: 1 – Malia Manuel (HAW) 17.24 2 – Paige Hareb (NZL) 3.37 FORD SUPERGIRL PRO SEMIFINALS RESULTS: SF 1: Malia Manuel (HAW) 16.33 def. Pauline Ado (FRA) 8.27 SF 2: Paige Hareb (NZL) 12.00 def. Alessa Quizon (HAW) 7.60 FORD SUPERGIRL PRO QUARTERFINALS RESULTS: QF 1: Malia Manuel (HAW) 12.50 def. Silvana Lima (BRA) 8.30 QF 2: Pauline Ado (FRA) 12.37 def. Justine Dupont (FRA) 10.16 QF 3: Alessa Quizon (HAW) 13.77 def. Coco Ho (HAW) 10.30 QF 4: Paige Hareb (NZL) 12.63 def. Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 11.84 FORD SUPERGIRL PRO ROUND OF 12 RESULTS: Heat 1: Malia Manuel (HAW) 15.03, Pauline Ado (FRA) 13.43, Rebecca Woods (AUS) 5.33 Heat 2: Justine Dupont (FRA) 11.26, Silvana Lima (BRA) 8.47, Anali Gomez (PER) 7.70 Heat 3: Alessa Quizon (HAW) 14.50, Paige Hareb (NZL) 13.57, Bethany Hamilton (HAW) 9.00 Heat 4: Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 12.60, Coco Ho (HAW) 10.33, Phillipa Anderson (AUS) 8.50
CoCoco Ho (HAW), 22, advanced to the Round of 12 at the Ford Supergirl Pro. Photo credit: ASP/SHADLEY

Top Seeds Advance Among Upsets at ASP 6-Star Ford Supergirl Pro

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) North America Ford Supergirl Pro ASP 6-Star Women’s Event Oceanside Pier, California, USA August 2-4, 2013 Top Seeds Advance Among Upsets at ASP 6-Star Ford Supergirl Pro CoCoco Ho (HAW), 22, advanced to the Round of 12 at the Ford Supergirl Pro. Photo credit: ASP/SHADLEYPictured: Coco Ho (HAW), 22, advanced to the Round of 12 at the Ford Supergirl Pro. Credit: ASP/SHADLEY OCEANSIDE, California/USA (Saturday, August 3, 2013) – The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Ford Supergirl Pro returned to building two-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at Oceanside Pier today, with several ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) surfers dominating their heats despite a shock elimination from current ASP World No. 1 Carissa Moore (HAW), 20. Malia Manuel (HAW), 19, took out two heat wins today with a hard-fought effort despite the day’s tricky conditions while earning the event’s highest scores. The Hawaiian belted a single-wave score of 9.60, finishing with a combined effort of a 17.60 heat total in the final minutes of her Round of 24 campaign. “This morning I came down early and had a practice surf and as the tide was filling in my first heat got really slow,” Manuel said. “I had to wait 15 minutes to get my second score and I just had to trust my instincts. This Round of 24 heat was fun, there were a lot more flurries of waves with lots of peaks and I like a little wind. I got some fun waves.” Manuel, current ASP World No. 12, has lost some close heats throughout her 2013 ASP Women’s WCT season, and hopes a result a the Ford Supergirl Pro will mark a momentum swing for her year. “I just want to get some heat wins and carry it in to the rest of the year,” Manuel said. “This beginning of the year was totally different from my rookie year. I had such a good start and made a few Quarterfinals, so it was a whole different mindset. This year, I had to reevaluate what was going on. I was confident in my boards and my surfing and it was a couple things that I had to twist with heats and I know anything can happen with one result.” Pauline Ado (FRA), 22, fresh off of a 3rd place result at the US Open of Surfing, advanced through two heats today with impressive wave selection, punctuating her Round of 12 berth by defeating Carissa Moore in their Round of 24 affair. “I didn’t surf that well this morning and came second, and I guess I had a harder heat this afternoon,” Ado said. “Carissa (Moore) just won the US Open and Dimity (Stoyle) won the last QS, so it was a pretty tough heat. I only got two fives, but it was enough to win. I was stressing out until the end.” Silvana Lima, past ASP World Title threat, looked at home in the peaky beachbreak conditions, unloading fins-free turns and powerful combinations to solidify her position in the Round of 12. “I’m so confident in these conditions and I have a new board that feels really good,” Lima said. “The waves are fun out there and I’m really happy to get through.” Lima, current No. 14 on the ASP Women’s WCT, has struggled to find a rhythm among the ASP Top 17 this season following a severe knee injury but feels her performances are improving as the year progresses. “This does a lot for my confidence,” Lima said. “When I got injured, I wasn’t able to surf at all for two years. It feels good to just surf now. My knee doesn’t hurt anymore and I feel 100 percent. I’m trying to get some good results on the QS and the WCT to requalify for next year.” Paige Hareb (NZL), 23, last year’s Ford Supergirl Pro runner-up, would contribute to the day’s upsets, defeating defending event champion Sage Erickson (Ventura, CA), 22, in a rematch of last year’s Final while securing a spot in the Round of 12. “Sage (Erickson) has beaten me a few times now and it was good to get one back on her,” Hareb said. “I’m the lone Kiwi, so it was nice to see an Aussie get through the heat with me as well. I feel good out here event though it’s a tricky wave. It seems to change everyday and every tide and I’m just trying to be on to it and have fun out there.” The Ford Supergirl Pro will return tomorrow at 10am local time and crown a champion by day’s end. Watch the webcast LIVE via www.supergirlpro.com For additional ASP information log on to www.aspworldtour.com or www.aspnorthamerica.org FORD SUPERGIRL PRO ROUND OF 24 RESULTS: Heat 1: Malia Manuel (HAW) 17.60, Justine Dupont (FRA) 10.43, Leila Hurst (HAW) 9.63, Frankie Harrer (USA) 5.34 Heat 2: Pauline Ado (FRA) 11.03, Anali Gomez (PER) 9.96, Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 9.10, Carissa Moore (HAW) 2.34 Heat 3: Silvana Lima (BRA) 12.27, Rebecca Woods (AUS) 8.00, Demi Boelsterli (USA) 7.94, Rosanne Hodge (ZAF) 6.84 Heat 4: Bethany Hamilton (USA) 13.67, Coco Ho (HAW) 10.40, Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 9.80. Chelsea Tuach (BRB) 7.77 Heat 5: Paige Hareb (NZL) 13.23, Phillipa Anderson (AUS) 12.20, Sage Erickson (USA) 12.20, Bruna Schmitz (BRA) 8.93 Heat 6: Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 13.66, Alessa Quizon (HAW) 7.00, Laura Enever (AUS) 4.23, Lee Ann Curren (FRA) 3.83 FORD SUPERGIRL PRO ROUND OF 48 RESULTS: Heat 1: Leila Hurst (HAW) 12.20, Pauline Ado (FRA) 11.53, Alize Arnaud (FRA) 8.90, Naomi Stevic (AUS) 6.90 Heat 2: Malia Manuel (HAW) 11.17, Anali Gomez (PER) 9.47, Felicity Palmateer (AUS) 7.76, Kaleigh Gilchrist (USA) 6.87 Heat 3: Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 14.43, Justine Dupont (FRA) 13.60, Sofia Mulanovich (PER) 11.50, Keely Andrew (AUS) 9.37 Heat 4: Carissa Moore (HAW) 15.60, Frankie Harrer (USA) 12.40, Quincy Davis (USA) 9.90, Nage Melamed (HAW) 8.70 Heat 5: Rosanne Hodge (AUS) 12.10, Chelsea Tuach (BRB) 11.70, Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) 9.60, Laura Macaulay (AUS) 7.20 Heat 6: Silvana Lima (BRA) 14.27, Bethany Hamilton (HAW) 11.10, Nikki Viesens (USA) 9.14, Felicity Palmateer (AUS) 7.76 Heat 7: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 10.27, Rebecca Woods (AUS) 10.04, Sarah Baum (ZAF) 8.23, Skye Burgess (AUS) 6.17 Heat 8: Coco Ho (HAW) 13.27, Demi Boelsterli (USA) 10.23, Freya Prumm (AUS) 7.57, Brittani Nicholl (UAS) 6.67 Heat 9: Bruna Schmitz (BRA) 9.57, Lee Ann Curren (FRA) 8.76, Dominic Barona (ECU) 8.57, Ellie-Jean Coffey (AUS) 8.40 Heat 10: Sage Erickson (USA) 14.10, Alessa Quizon (HAW) 11.06, Ornella Pellizzari (ARG) 6.87, Chandler Parr (USA) 5.74 Heat 11: Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 13.67, Paige Hareb (NZL) 8.37, Maud Le Car (FRA) 6.90, Kahanu Delovio (HAW) 4.20 Heat 12: Laura Enever (HAW) 9.50, Phillipa Anderson (AUS) 8.17, Reika Noro (JPN) 7.83, Nao Omura (JPN) 6.37
Australia's Keeley Andrew, 18, earned the highest scores on opening day of the Ford Supergirl Pro. Photo credit: ASP/SHADLEY

Opening Day of ASP 6-Star Ford Supergirl Pro Completes Five Rounds of Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) North America Ford Supergirl Pro ASP 6-Star Women’s Event Oceanside Pier, California, USA August 2-4, 2013 Opening Day of ASP 6-Star Ford Supergirl Pro Completes Five Rounds of Competition Australia's Keeley Andrew, 18, earned the highest scores on opening day of the Ford Supergirl Pro. Photo credit: ASP/SHADLEYPictured: Australia’s Keeley Andrew, 18, earned the highest scores on opening day of the Ford Supergirl Pro. Credit: ASP/SHADLEY HUNTINGTON BEACH, California/USA (Friday, August 2, 2013) – The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Ford Supergirl Pro chopped the field in half on the opening day of competition, narrowing the draw down from 96 to 48 in peaky one-to-three foot (1 metre) waves at Oceanside Pier. The Ford Supergirl Pro is one of five ASP 6-Star events on the 2013 Women’s ASP Qualifying Series, drawing several of the world’s best surfers in search of crucial points towards their 2014 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) Qualification campaigns. Keeley Andrew (AUS), 18, smashed the day’s high scores during her American debut, earning an 8.83 for a series of backhand turns followed up with a 7.60 on her forehand. The young Australian will face off against ASP WCT standout Malia Manuel (HAW), 19, in the Round of 48 and is looking forward to gaining the priceless experience that comes along with competing against the world’s best surfers. “I paddled out wanting to catch whatever looked like it’d have half-decent potential for scores and I was able to catch that first left,” Andrew said. “It was a good start for the rest of the heat. I just want to get heat experience and surf against the world’s best. What more can you ask for?” Kaleigh Gilchrist (Newport Beach, CA), 21, also started strong in her Round of 60 match up, cracking an 8.00 for one powerful forehand turn while advancing to the Round of 48. Gilchrist, a former standout on the ASP North America Pro Junior Series, is looking to gain traction on the ASP Women’s Qualifying Series and is out to post a standout result at the Ford Supergirl Pro. “It’s so tough out there, I think my backup was a 2.63, so you’ve really just got to get the waves,” Gilchrist said. “That’s what makes these contest hard, sometimes it ends up being the luck of the draw and luckily for me I got that one wave. There aren’t too many women’s events around and I’ve aged out of the Juniors so it’s been awhile since I’ve had the jersey on. I’m really excited for this contest and happy to make that first heat.” Demi Boelsterli (Santa Barbara, CA), 23, displayed impressive endurance on the opening day of the Ford Supergirl Pro, advancing through four heats to solidify her position against the top seeds. The Santa Barbara native is carrying added confidence from today’s success and feels the conditions reminiscent of her hometown training grounds could work in her favor. “I’m tired, but it feels good to start from the bottom and keep pushing,” Boelsterli said. “I feel confident because I’ve spent over an hour out there getting used to this new swell and it’ll be nice tomorrow. I’ve surfed against most of those girls before, so I think these mushy conditions might be an advantage to me because I surf these conditions all of the time.” Top Seeds at the Ford Supergirl Pro including current ASP World No. 1 Carissa Moore (HAW), 20, Pauline Ado (FRA), 22, Coco Ho (HAW), 22, Malia Manuel (HAW), 19, former ASP World Champion Sofia Mulanovich (PER), 29, Silvana Lima (BRA), 28, ASP WCT Rookie Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), 19, ASP World Junior Champion Nikki Van Dijk (AUS), 19, defending event champion Sage Erickson (USA), 22, Laura Enever (AUS), 21, and more will take to the water in the Round of 48 tomorrow. The Ford Supergirl Pro runs from August 2-4, 2013 and will be webcast on the Final day via www.supergirlpro.com For complimentary high-res images log on to http://www.aspworldtour.com/press-room/ For additional ASP information log on to www.aspworldtour.com or www.aspnorthamerica.org FORD SUPERGIRL PRO ROUND OF 60 RESULTS: Heat 1: Naomi Stevic (AUS) 11.00, Kaleigh Gilchrist (USA) 10.67, Bailey Nagy (HAW) 10.50, Tia Blanco (USA) 6.14 Heat 2: Keeley Andrew (AUS) 16.43, Frankie Harrer (USA) 12.50, Ella Williams (NZL) 10.20, Mahina Maeda (HAW) 9.17 Heat 3: Chelsea Tuach (BRB) 13.03, Nikki Viesins (USA) 6.53, Erica Hoseini (USA) 6.03, Faye Zoetmulder (ZAF) 3.00 Heat 4: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 11.60, Demi Bolsteri (USA) 10.13, Meah Collins (USA) 7.27, Jordan Hundley (USA) 4.46 Heat 5: Bruna Schmitz (BRA) 8.90, Chandler Parr (USA) 6.67, Alisha Gonsalves (USA) 4.16, Jasset Umbel (USA) 3.07 Heat 6: Kahanu Delovio (HAW) 9.90, Reika Noro (JPN) 9.86, Bronte Macaulay (AUS) 9.70, Minami Takechi (JPN) 4.37 FORD SUPERGIRL PRO ROUND OF 72 RESULTS: Heat 1: Tia Blanco (USA) 12.34, Mahina Maeda (HAW) 11.70, Claire Bevilacqua (AUS) 7.67, Kallee Krebs (HAW) ns Heat 2: Ella Williams (NZL) 12.94, Nagy Bailey (HAW) 8.56, Shelby Detmers (USA) 6.54, Anastasia Ashley (USA) 5.40 Heat 3: Chelsea Tuach (BRB) 11.57, Demi Boelsterli (USA) 9.57, Rina Kitazawa (JPN) 6.50, Dax McGill (HAW) 6.26 Heat 4: Meah Collins (USA) 10.67, Nikki Viesins (USA) 10.50, Malia Osterkamp (USA) 10.27 Heat 5: Chandler Parr (USA) 9.80, Kahanu Delovio (HAW) 8.17, Natalie Anzivino (USA) 8.10, Crystal Vail (AUS) 7.13 Heat 6: Reika Noro (JPN) 9.33, Jasset Umbel (USA) 7.90, Sara Taylor (USA) 6.90, Wes Noble (GBR) 3.94 FORD SUPERGIRL PRO ROUND OF 80 RESULTS: Heat 1: Claire Bevilacqua (AUS) 14.10, Anastasia Ashley (USA) 5.60, Kylie Loveland (USA) 5.06, Malia Faramarzi (USA) 2.26 Heat 2: Demi Boelsterli (USA) 12.84, Ella Williams (NZL) 8.33, Brianna Cope (HAW) 7.60, Kloo Openshaw (USA) 2.30 Heat 3: Malia Osterkamp (USA) 9.43, Reika Noro (JPN) 6.67, Harley Taich (USA) 6.10, Ashley Beeson (USA) 2.09 Heat 4: Natalie Anzivino (USA) 15.90, Sarah Taylor (USA) 9.33, Sara Marineau (USA) 4.50, Lani Doherty (USA) 4.12 FORD SUPERGIRL PRO ROUND OF 88 RESULTS: Heat 1: Claire Bevilacqua (AUS) 13.83, Ella Williams (NZL) 9.67, Asako Mizuno (JPN) 7.57, Heather Jordan (USA) 3.73 Heat 2: Demi Bolsterli (USA) 13.00, Anastasia Ashley (USA) 8.03, Avalon Johnson (USA) 7.23, Jill Hansen (HAW) 2.37 Heat 3: Harley Taich (USA) 6.50, Samantha Lamirand (USA) 5.53, Sarah Taylor (USA) 5.60, Natsuki Suda (JPN) 4.80 Heat 4: Natalie Anzivino (USA) 10.27, Malia Ostercamp (USA) 8.57, Fiona Casey (AUS) 6.40, Lea Taylor (USA) 4.70 FORD SUPERGIRL PRO ROUND OF 96 RESULTS: Heat 1: Claire Bevilacqua (AUS) 11.90, Avalon Johnson (USA) 8.13, Rosanny Alvarez (VEN) 6.27, Sidney Johnson (USA) 2.43 Heat 2: Anastasia Ashley (USA) 10.73, Heather Jordan (USA) 6.03, Michaela Partin (USA) 2.74, Addie Mason (USA) 2.40 Heat 3: Samantha Lamirand (USA) 15.50, Natalie Anzivino (USA) 6.90, Adrana Cano (VEN) 1.27, Nedda Cosman (USA) ns Heat 4: Malia Osterkamp (USA) 9.40, Natsuki Suda (JPN) 5.10, Dresden Rowlett (USA) 2.23
Ford Supergirl Pro Presented by Paul Mitchell 2013 - Oceanside Pier, August 2-4, 2013

Ford Supergirl Pro Announces Schedule of Events Including New Surf & Sustainability Village, Bethany Hamilton Autograph Signing. August 2-4, Oceanside Pier.

Ford Supergirl Pro Presented by Paul Mitchell 2013 - Oceanside Pier, August 2-4, 2013 FORD SUPERGIRL PRO ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE OF EVENTS INCLUDING NEW SURF & SUSTAINABILITY VILLAGE, BETHANY HAMILTON AUTOGRAPH SIGNING Free Event, August 2 - 4, Includes 100 of the World’s Top Surfers, Free Paul Mitchell Hair Styling, Live Bands, Fitness Classes, Autograph Signings & More! Los Angeles, CA (July 31, 2013) -- ASA Entertainment announced today the lineup of events for the much-anticipated Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Ford Supergirl Pro presented by Paul Mitchell. The event will be held at the Oceanside Pier August 2 - 4 and features the largest field of female surfers ever assembled, including Bethany Hamilton, Carissa Moore, Lakey Peterson, Coco Ho, Laura Enever, Malia Manuel, Sage Erickson, Alana Blanchard and more. Admission to the event is free. The event has expanded this year to include a new Surf & Sustainability Village at the iconic Oceanside Bandshell Stage, adjacent to the contest venue. The village is open to the public from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily and includes free hairstyling by Paul Mitchell; autograph signings with the pros, including a Bethany Hamilton signing at the GoBank booth on Saturday; Surfset fitness classes; a sustainability seminar; Zumba with Anna; Yoga with Yoga Body Oceanside; a Q & A with Nancy Spooner (author of "The Surf Date Book"); performances by the San Diego B-girls; speed art and a live concert with Tribal Theory at 4p on Saturday. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: [one_third]Fri., Aug 2, 8A– 4P Session 1 8 am - 9:20 am: Round 1 (Round of 96) 9:20 am - 10:40 am: Round 2 (Round of 88) 10:40 am – 12 pm: Round 3 (Round of 80) 12 pm – 2 pm: Round 4 (Round of 72) 2 pm - 2:30 pm: Pro Surfer Autograph Signing 2 pm – 4 pm: Round 5 (Round of 60) [/one_third] [one_third]Sat., Aug 3, 8A– 4 P Session 2 8 am - 1:15 pm: Round 6 (Round of 48) 1pm - 1:30pm: Pro Surfer Autograph Signing 1:15 pm – 4 pm: Round 7 (Round of 24) 4 pm – 5 pm: Live Concert with Tribal Theory *4 pm - 4:30 pm: Bethany Hamilton Autograph Signing [/one_third] [one_third_last]Sun., Aug 4, 10A – 3P Session 3 10 am - 11:40 am: Round 8 (Round of 12) 11:45 am - 1:25 pm: Quarterfinals 1 pm - 1:25 pm: Pro Surfer Autograph Signing 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm: Semi-finals 2:25 pm - 2:55 pm: Finals 3 pm: Awards Ceremony 3:30: Top 4 Autograph Signing [/one_third_last] The Ford Supergirl Pro presented by Paul Mitchell is the only ASP 6-star female event in North America. It's the second event of the 2013 Supergirl Jam Series, the action sports industry's largest all-female competition and lifestyle series, featuring more than 150 female pros in surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding. The event will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net (FSN) Friday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. The event will be livestreamed at www.supergirlpro.com on Sunday, August 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. PST. For more information on the Ford Supergirl Pro, please visit www.supergirljam.com.
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2013 Ford Supergirl Pro Presented by Paul Mitchell - event poster

2013 Ford Supergirl Pro Presented by Paul Mitchell – Oceanside Pier, August 2-4, 2013

2013 Ford Supergirl Pro Presented by Paul Mitchell - event poster FORD SUPERGIRL PRO FACTS Background: For the past 7 years, the Supergirl Jam Series has been the only large-scale all-girls action sports competition and lifestyle series. Developed as a celebration of female empowerment, the Supergirl Jam features the top female athletes in skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding competing as well as a variety of girl-power activities at three events. Date/Venue: August 2-4, 2013 at the Oceanside Pier in Oceanside, CA TV Coverage: Six (6) hours of national television coverage on Fox Sports Net (FSN) Digital: The event will be live streamed across several action sports and surfing web sites. In addition, clips from the event will be distributed to a number of industry and general market sites. Attendance: 25,000 Talent: One Hundred (100) of the world's top female pros will compete in the largest field of any female surfing event in the world. Some of the world-class pros expected to appear include Carissa Moore, Coco Ho, Courtney Conlogue, Lakey Peterson, Malia Manuel, Alana Blanchard, Laura Enever, Sage Erickson, Sofia Mulanovich, Paige Hareb, Bethany Hamilton and many more. History: 2013 is the 7th year of the Supergirl Jam series. Sanction: The event is part of the ASP World Tour and will be the only 6-Star Women's event in North America. Festival: Includes a surf industry and sustainability village, live music, seminars, yoga, fashion, fitness, autographs from the pros, free hair styling by Paul Mitchell, and other female-oriented activities. Cause Partner: The event supports several eco-awareness and women's organizations, such as the Surfrider Foundation, Girls Inc, and Boarding 4 Breast Cancer.
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