Billabong USA Junior Pro Sebastian Inlet

WHAT: The USA Junior Pro Sebastian Inlet, the first of 3 mainland events that Billabong USA will sponsor on the ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) North American 2003 Junior World Tour. A top 6 placing on the ASP North American Junior ratings will gain contestants an invitation to the Billabong Junior World Championships 2003, which determines the annual Billabong Junior World Champion. [IMAGE 1]

WHEN: Saturday March 15 to Sunday March 16, 2003.

WHERE: Sebastian Inlet, Brevard County, Florida.

WHO: Some of the hottest junior surfers in the USA, including last year?s event winner Che Stang , Hawaiian Daniel Jones, Californians Bud Frietas and Justin Wiegand , local favorite Eric Taylor, Jeremy and Caleb, Johnston, Ryan Briggs, Justin Jones and Sterling Spencer. In order for surfers to compete in this series, they cannot turn 21 during the 2003 tour year.

FORMAT: The competition format will be decided by the number of contestants entered, and will be run to standard ASP 2003 Junior Series event rules.

JUDGING: The ASP 2003 judging criteria will be used by four ASP rated judges with the head judge officiating. In attendance are Sal Ropero , (head judge) Chip Hall, Mike Martin, Chad Wells and Brian Walsh. The official ASP computer scoring system will be used.

STATUS: This Grade 2 event is sanctioned by the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP), the organization that controls professional surfing globally, and awards the maximum purse in junior surfing.

PRIZE-MONEY: The juniors receive a total of US $10,000 in prize money.

ENTRY PROCEDURE: Completed standard ASP entry forms, and submit together with the $100 entry fee to ASP North America, or to Billabong USA Junior Series, 117 Water Works Way, Irvine, CA 92618. FAX (949) 753-7223. Beach entries will be accepted with no seeding privileges.

PRODUCTION: The event is produced by Billabong USA Marketing, Contest Director Tim Williams.

CONTACT: Contact Geoff Moysa geoff@billabong-usa.com (949) 697-2022 for contest and entry information, or see billabong-usa.com for more info