Best of luck to Quiksilver in securing a presenting sponsor for the 2010 ASP World Tour opening event, the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. Of note is that there was talk of moving the event from Snapper Rocks to the less-consistent Burleigh Heads.
As reported on www.tweednews.com.au
The annual multi-million surfing event, held at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast, has lost presenting sponsor and electronics giant LG after just two years.
Quiksilver event manager Jamie Wood yesterday confirmed the departure of LG from the first-class event. "They did not renew their contract with us," Mr Wood said.
LG were presenting-sponsors for the 2008 and 2009 events. "We are talking with a number of companies at this time about the presenting-sponsor.
"We are expecting to make an announcement in the next 30 days." Despite the loss of LG, Mr Wood said the Australian leg of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) world tour would go ahead as planned early next year.
Earlier this month, Surfing Queensland CEO Craig Harland said there had been serious thought about moving the event to Burleigh, but said its home would be Snapper Rocks.