Sisstrevolution To Support Female Surfing at Manly and Avoca Qualifying Series Events. Photo: WSL / Sisstrevolution

Sisstrevolution To Support Women’s Surfing at Manly and Avoca

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - The Women's divisions of the Sydney Surf Pro and the Vissla Central Coast Pro can look forward to added support with Sisstrevolution coming onboard to partner with both World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) events.
Manly Beach. Photo: WSL / Tom Bennett

Lineup on Finals Day, Manly Beach. Photo: WSL / Tom Bennett

The new partnership will see the female divisions renamed as the Sydney Surf Pro pres. by Sisstrevolution and the Sisstrevolution Central Coast Pro.
A handful of 2019 WSL Championship Tour surfers have already entered the events including Sally Fitzgibbons, Macy Callaghan, Brisa Hennessy, Bronte Macaulay, Coco Ho, Paige Hareb and Caroline Marks.
Sisstrevolution Marketing Director Gina Turpel is looking forward to seeing the event unfold and giving females a solid platform to gain QS points and potentially qualify for the WSL Championship Tour.
"The talent the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro attracts at the start of the year makes it one of the more impressive QS events to watch," said Turpel. "The decision to support the female competitors came without question, at Sisstrevolution we're all huge supporters and fans of women's high-performance surfing. That, and of course it's only natural for Sisstr to team up and join the momentum Vissla has established at this pro event."
Sisstrevolution To Support Female Surfing at Manly and Avoca Qualifying Series Events. Photo: WSL / Sisstrevolution

Sisstrevolution To Support Female Surfing at Manly and Avoca Qualifying Series Events. Photo: WSL / Sisstrevolution

WSL Australia/Oceania Regional Tour Manager Will Hayden-Smith expressed his gratitude for the added support across the female components of both events.
"WSL are extremely excited to return to Manly and Avoca for 2019," said Hayden-Smith. "The support from core surf brands like Vissla and now Sisstrevolution are essential in helping the WSL and Surfing NSW put this event on and provide our athlete's opportunities to compete for all-important Qualifying Series points."
Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch believes the Sisstrevolution Central Coast Pro will inspire the future crop of local female surfers.
"I'm so proud that locations like Avoca Beach are a talent hot spot for female surfers," said Crouch. "I've had the pleasure of meeting locals including Macy Callaghan, Kirra-Belle Olsson and Molly Picklum, and it's great to see the world-class skills and enthusiasm they bring to this sport."
Nikki Van Dijk - Photo: WSL / Matt Dunbar

Nikki Van Dijk won in 2018 and will hope to go back-to-back in 2019. Photo: WSL / Matt Dunbar

Member for Manly James Griffin echoed Crouch's sentiments in regards to the Sydney Surf Pro pres. by Sisstrevolution.
"It's fantastic to see Vissla's sister brand Sisstrevolution backing the Sydney Surf Pro," said Griffin. "The female division will undoubtedly be hotly contested this year and I know Manly is looking forward to it."
The Sisstrevolution Central Coast Pro will run from 27th February - 4th March, 2019 at Avoca Beach.
The Sydney Surf Pro pres. by Sisstrevolution will run from the 18th March - 24th March, 2019 at Manly Beach.
The 2019 Sisstrevolution Central Coast Pro is supported by the NSW Government. The event will also be proudly supported by Vissla, Sisstrevolution, Central Coast Council, AirAsia, Avoca Beach Hotel, Sea FM, WSL and Surfing NSW.
The Sydney Surf Pro presented by Sisstrevolution is proudly supported by the NSW Government. The event is also proudly supported by Vissla, Sisstrevolution, Northern Beaches Council, WSL, KeySun, Hotel Steyne and Surfing NSW.
About the WSL The World Surf League (WSL) is dedicated to celebrating the world's best surfing on the world's best waves through a variety of best-in-class audience platforms. The organization, headquartered in Santa Monica, is a global sport with regional offices in Australasia, Africa, North America, South America, Hawaii, Japan and Europe.
The WSL has been championing the world's best surfing since 1976, annually running more than 180 global events across the Men's and Women's Championship Tours, the Big Wave Tour, Qualifying Series, Junior and Longboard Championships, as well as the WSL Big Wave Awards. The League possesses a deep appreciation for the sport's rich heritage while promoting progression, innovation and performance at the highest levels, and in doing so crowns the undisputed Men’s and Women’s World Champions across all tours.
Showcasing the world's best surfing on its digital platform at WorldSurfLeague.com, the WSL has a passionate global fan base with millions tuning in to see world-class athletes like Kelly Slater, Stephanie Gilmore, Tyler Wright, John Florence, Lakey Peterson, Paige Alms, Kai Lenny, Taylor Jensen, Honolua Blomfield, Carissa Moore, Gabriel Medina, Courtney Conlogue and more battle on the most dynamic field of play of any global sport.
For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com

Competition Intensifies at the Australian Open of Surfing. Video Highlights!

Laura Enever, Day 5 of the Australian Open of Surfing. Photo © ASP/Dunbar Laura Enever (North Narrabeen, NSW/AUS) scored a trip to the Semifinals with a last second victory over Pauline Ado (FRA). © ASP/Dunbar Day 5 of the Australian Open of Surfing - Men's Round 1 & 2 plus Women's Quarterfinals
For Immediate Release Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) International Competition Intensifies at the Australian Open of Surfing MANLY, NSW/Australia (Wednesday, 15 February, 2012) – The Australian Open of Surfing at Manly Beach presented by Hurley and Billabong was treated to another exciting day full of surf action. Today saw the completion of the opening round of the Men’s ASP 6-Star division, and three heats of round two featuring some of the event’s top seeds. The Women’s field has been whittled down to just four surfers after a thrilling round of Quarterfinals this afternoon. Laura Enever (AUS) was looking like exiting the event with a 5th place finish in her Quarterfinal against Pauline Ado (FRA), she was left needing a decent score as the ocean went flat in the last five minutes. But Enever waited patiently and with a mere 14 seconds on the clock she stood up on a nice looking left-hander and launched into a series of sharp turns, easily netting the required score. “There was a part of me thinking this might be the end,” Enever said. “But then I thought – it’s never over, you can catch a wave with one second on the clock and get the score. I knew I had to find something and when that wave popped up and I though this is it, this is the one. I’m excited to be into the Semis and to be able to surf on Finals day this weekend.” Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) faced off against Lakey Peterson (USA) in Quarterfinal 2, which was a rematch of the Final of the US Open in August last year. Fitzgibbons took the heat on both occasions and will now match-up against Laura Enever (AUS) in the Semifinals this weekend. “It’s a good feeling to be through to the Semis for the first event of the year,” Fitzgibbons said. “It’s exciting to be here at the first Australian Open, and to be able to compete so close to home, I’ve got all my friends and family up here supporting me. I busted up my wrist just before Christmas and I’m just getting back in the water now, I’ve got a wrist guard on for support, but it doesn’t hinder me too much.” Malia Manuel (HAW) and Joanne Defay (FRA) finished Quarterfinal 3 tied on 11.67 (out of a possible 20) for their two wave heat total. When there’s a tie the surfer with the highest single wave score wins, and in this case it was Manuel who won with a 6.67 (out of a possible 10) to Defay’s 6.00. “That was too close for comfort right there,” Manuel said. “She needed a 6.01 right at the end and got a 6.00, it was so close! Halfway through the heat a rip popped up right in the middle of the lineup and it made it hard for me to get a back-up score. I really admire the European surfers, they’re such a tight-knit crew and they’re all surfing great.” Joel Parkinson (AUS), runner-up to the 2011 ASP World Title took out the opening heat of the round of 96 and progressed to the next round alongside Sydney up-and-comer Cooper Chapman (AUS) who finished second. The lead changed multiple times between the four surfers in the heat, but it was the veteran ‘Parko’ and the young gun Cooper who progressed. “It’s been a while since I’ve surfed a four man heat, so I was nervous,” Parkinson said. “I was expecting to hear ‘Parkinson you’re in fourth place’ over the loud speaker. But it’s a good feeling to go out there and catch a few waves. I’ve been waiting all week for my heat and it’s good to get it out of the way, and start 2012 with a heat win.” Evan Geiselman (USA) and fellow American Kolohe Andino (USA) took top honours in the last two heats of the day thanks to a couple of massive aerials. Both surfers scored waves in the 9-point-range and are looking good heading into the round of 48. Tomorrow the Australian Open Of Surfing will see both Men’s and Women’s ASP 6-Star action and will also feature skating competitions and demos, music concerts, athlete signing sessions and much more. The event is free for the public to view in person and live on the internet via australianopenofsurfing.com IMPORTANT EVENT INFO The cigarette and alcohol-free event is expected to welcome more than 100,000 people to Manly, the location of the very first World Surfing Championships in 1964 and the first Australian beach to legalise day-time swimming in 1904. Destination NSW, along with major event partners Hurley and Billabong, expect the Australian Open of Surfing to inject more than $6 million into the local community. The Australian Open of Surfing is made possible with the support of the following event partners: Destination NSW, Events NSW, Manly Council, Sony, Blackberry, Monster Energy, Fuel TV, Channel [V], The Manly Daily, Surfing World, Reef, Skullcandy, ASP Australasia and Surfing NSW.

World’s Best Female Surfers Light Up Manly Beach at the Australian Open of Surfing Presented by Hurley & Billabong

For Immediate Release Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) International Laura Enever is off to a flying start at the Australian Open of Surfing at Manly scoring two excellent rides of a 9.1 and an 8.5 in her opening round heat win today. Photo © ASP/Dunbar Laura Enever (North Narrabeen, NSW/AUS) is off to a flying start at the Australian Open of Surfing at Manly scoring two excellent rides of a 9.1 and an 8.5 in her opening round heat win today. © ASP/Dunbar

World’s Best Female Surfers Light Up Manly Beach at the Australian Open Of Surfing MANLY, NSW/Australia (Monday, 13 February, 2012) – Today the Australian Open Of Surfing at Manly Beach presented by Hurley and Billabong saw the world’s best female surfers hit the water and put on an impressive show for the revellers on the beach and online. With critical points and prize money on offer the competition was fierce for the opening round of the women’s ASP 6-Star division. Laura Enever (AUS), the Sydney Northern Beaches local showed that a six month break from competition hasn’t slowed her down, posting a massive 17.60 (out of a possible 20) in her opening heat of 2012. Enever finished 10th in the world in her rookie year competing for the ASP Women’s World Title last year, and has been working hard in the off season to improve on that for 2012. “These are the best waves I’ve ever had at Manly!” Enever said. “It’s been a long time since my last heat last year, so I started to prepare early this year because I remember how fast it all goes. I guess that preparation has paid off because I felt good, I had a clear mind and felt like I was surfing well, so I’m stoked to start the year off that way. It’s also great to have the hometown support with friends and family here on the beach.” Lakey Peterson (USA) went from 4th place to first in the last 5 minutes of her opening round heat at the ASP Women’s 6-Star Australian Open Of Surfing today, thanks to two impressive rides. This was Peterson’s first heat since her Runner-Up finish at the US Open in August last year. “This is actually where I leant to surf when I was 5-years-old at Manly Surf school,” Peterson said. “I love coming back here because it’s where I stood up on my first wave and it brings back great memories. That heat was scary, I was never in the right spot, but I’m stoked to get the score. I’m just hoping I’ve had my bad start, and that it’s all up from here.” Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), runner-up to the 2011 ASP Women’s World Title was on point for her first heat of 2012. Surfing with an injured left wrist didn’t hamper her performance, as she posted the highest heat total of the day – 17.83 (out of a possible 20). “It’s great to be here in Sydney for the Australian Open!” Fitzgibbons said. “It’s been a while since I’ve been in the water because of my wrist, so it’s great to be getting back into it. This is a great warm-up for the first ASP Women’s World Title event on the Gold Coast. The wrist is feeling good, I’ve got a little guard on it to help stand-up and duck dive. It’s mending slowly and I’m expecting that it should be alright by the Roxy Pro.” Coco Ho (HAW) used her powerful and stylish approach to claim an easy win in her opening heat at the Australian Open Of Surfing today. Ho is excited to be back in Australian for the start of the 2012 ASP World Tour leg. “It feels amazing to be here and have our first event of the year be one of this magnitude, it’s huge!” Ho said. “I’m so excited for this first event, my adrenaline is going and I’m psyched for the whole year. I’m lucky that during the downtime a lot at the action was at home in Hawaii, I also took some time off to go snowboarding. But since then I’ve been training and working hard to get ready for 2012.” Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) caused the upset of the day eliminating Tyler Wright (AUS), 2011 ASP Women’s Rookie Of The Year Tyler Wright. Buitendag scoured the line-up and found the best waves of the heat and surfed smooth and sharp. “The conditions were quite tricky in that heat,” Buitendag said. “The tide is really high right now, the waves looked great earlier, but they’re a bit of a gamble at the moment. This is my first year competing after finishing school and I’m looking forward to just surfing my brains out and trying to get some good results.” Bethany Hamilton (Kauai, Hawaii) was eliminated in a tight heat this morning. Hamilton surfed strong, but was out of sync with the ocean and was unable to find the waves that offered the most scoring potential. Tomorrow the Australian Open Of Surfing will see the start of the Men’s ASP 6-Star rated event and will also feature skating competitions and demos, music concerts, athlete signing sessions and much more. The event is free for the public to view in person and live on the internet via australianopenofsurfing.com IMPORTANT EVENT INFO The cigarette and alcohol-free event is expected to welcome more than 100,000 people to Manly, the location of the very first World Surfing Championships in 1964 and the first Australian beach to legalise day-time swimming in 1904. Destination NSW, along with major event partners Hurley and Billabong, expect the Australian Open of Surfing to inject more than $6 million into the local community. The Australian Open of Surfing is made possible with the support of the following event partners: Destination NSW, Events NSW, Manly Council, Sony, Blackberry, Monster Energy, Fuel TV, Channel [V], The Manly Daily, Surfing World, Reef, Skullcandy, ASP Australasia and Surfing NSW.