Women's World Tour Headed Back To Honolua Bay
LOS ANGELES, California/USA (Tuesday, February 11, 2014) – The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is pleased to announce the addition of Maui as the final venue on the 2014 ASP Women's World Championship Tour (WCT) schedule.
The event will take place at the world-famous Honolua Bay from November 24 through December 6, 2014.
"Maui will always hold a special place in my heart," Stephanie Gilmore, five-time ASP Women's World Champion, said. "It's where I clinched my first world title and Honolua Bay was very good to me over the years. It's a world-class wave and befitting of the talent we have on tour this season. What a fantastic way to end the year."
A regular stop on the elite ASP Women's WCT until 2009, Maui will offer the ASP Top 17 another quality platform on which to compete, further confirmation of the ASP's commitment to putting the world's best surfers on the world's best waves.
"The women of the ASP Top 17 are some of the most competitive, athletic and engaging role models in all of sports," Paul Speaker, ASP International CEO, said. "Having a platform of quality surf is foundational to providing them the opportunity to showcase their abilities as world-class athletes. Maui is a great addition to this season's tour."
2014 ASP Women's World Championship Tour Schedule:
Roxy Pro Gold Coast: March 1 – 12, 2014
Margaret River Pro: April 2 – 13, 2014
Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach: April 16 – 27, 2014
Rio Women's Pro: May 7 – 18, 2014
Fiji Women's Pro: May 25 – 30, 2014
Vans US Open of Surfing: July 27 – August 3, 2014
Trestles Women's Pro: September 9 – 20, 2014
Hossegor Women's Pro: September 23 – 29, 2014
Cascais Women's Pro: October 1 – 7, 2014
Maui Women's Pro: November 24 – December 6, 2014
The first stop on the 2014 ASP Women's World Championship Tour will be the Roxy Pro Gold Coast from March 1–12.