The All Stars Have Answered Your Call; Confirmed List For The WPS All Star Showdown
Yes, this is the third WPS All Stars press release, but it's the one you definitely want to read. We have confirmation from all invited surfers that they will be taking part in the US Open of Surfing's WPS All Star event this August. Kelly Slater officially entered the event last night (although that's no guarantee the elusive World Champ will show) and all the other fan favorites have agreed to blow up at the fabled HB Pier. The star-studded crew of world tour standouts along with young guns Julian Wilson and Clay Marzo will show where the future of surfing is headed. Buckle up….
1. Dane Reynolds (USA)
Dane is one the world's most exciting and popular surfers, so it's not surprising to see him as the top vote getter. His flawless mix of power surfing with new-age aerial shenanigans can likely steal the show.
2. Kelly Slater (USA)
He's a soon-to-be 10-time ASP World Champion…what more is there to say? We just hope he actually shows up.
3. Jordy Smith (RSA)
The South African prodigy is sure to turn heads in front of the biggest stadium surfing has ever seen. He'll show us why he is currently ranked No. 2 on the ASP World Tour.
4. Clay Marzo (HAW)
You never know what will happen when Clay takes to the water.
5. Rob Machado (USA)
The Drifter himself. Believe it or not, Rob doesn't spend all his time inside the dredging left-handers of Indonesia. Come watch him tear Huntington to pieces as he aims for his fourth US Open Title in the ASP 6* Prime Event.
6. Julian Wilson (AUS)
One of the top young surfers from Down Under, Julian will take to the skies to show Huntington what a proper air looks like.
7. Taj Burrow (AUS)
Look for the ASP's current No. 3 to showcase his skills and prove to spectators that a world title is still only a matter of time.
8. Mick Fanning (AUS)
How could you not watch the defending World Champ take the stage against the world's best surfers? Mick will put on a clinic using his signature combination of power and speed.
9. Andy Irons (HAW)
After a solid 3rd place showing at the Nike 6.0 Lowers Pro last month, three-time ASP World Champ Andy Irons is a definite threat to soak up the spotlight in the WPS All-Star Showdown. AI is back in championship form.
10. Dusty Payne (HAW)
Dusty's surfing is pleasing to the eye, whether it be Pipe bombs or rippable beachbreak. The ASP World Tour rookie and free surfing phenom rounds out the top ten surfers slated for the WPS All-Stars event.