Foster’s ASP World Tour schedule for 2007

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I looks like we were a little bit ahead of time, but right on  – the official Foster’s ASP World Tour schedule for 2007 press release is out, together with a few words from Brodie Carr, the ASP CEO. As for the Somewhere in Chile – Rip Curl Searh Pro, there is nothing  new.

Foster’s ASP World Tour schedule 2007

The Association Of Surfing Professionals International (ASP) has confirmed the locations and dates for its premium world championship deciding tours  – the Foster’s ASP World Tour and the ASP Women’s World Tour – and are proud that in 2007 the world’s best surfers will again be competing in the world’s best waves.

Once again spectators will be privy to watching the sport’s ultimate athletes as they travel to only the most exotic surf destinations on the planet with both premium tours serving up similar event lineups to 2006 with only the Fijian events in doubt due to political instability in the region.

“It looks like it’s going to be another killer year for pro surfing,” said ASP International CEO Brodie Carr. “It’s great to see that once again we are able to have such esteemed events slotted in on the 2007 calendar and I’m sure that one and all will be blown away by watching our athletes tackle the best waves this planet can offer.”

Regarding the situation in Fiji, Carr indicated that ASP, Roxy (women’s) and Globe (men’s) are on standby and all parties are monitoring the political situation daily before committing to hosting their events on the island of Tavarua.

“We will continue to monitor the political situation in Fiji daily,” said Carr. “At present insurance issues due to the unrest in late 2006 have forced us into the unlikely position of having the Roxy Pro Fiji and Globe Pro on standby, but a confirmation of the outcomes of both will be forthcoming soon.”

The 2007 cast for both tours has also been confirmed with many of both tours’ old guard being replaced by a swag of exciting up and coming youngsters.

The new faces on the Foster’s ASP World Tour will include Jeremy Flores (FRA), Ricky Basnett (ZAF), Roydon Bryson (ZAF), Dayyan Neve (AUS), Josh Kerr (AUS), Ben Dunn (AUS), Gabe Kling (USA), Leonardo Neves (BRA), Kai Otton (AUS) and Rodrigo Dornelles (BRA).

Making a return to surfing’s elite men’s tour after a hiatus will be former world number two Mick Campbell (AUS), plus Neco Padaratz (BRA) and Bernardo Miranda (BRA).

On the women’s front, 2007 will see Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) Caroline Sarran
(FRA) and Roseanne Hodge (ZAF) make their tour debuts with Melanie Bartels (HAW) and Amee Donohoe (AUS) enjoying a welcome return to the fold.

Foster’s ASP World Tour Schedule

Event                           Location                                        Date
ASP Banquet             Gold Coast, Australia                   Feb 24
Quiksilver Pro          Snapper Rocks Qld, Australia            Feb 27-Mar 10
Rip Curl Pro                    Bells Beach Vic, Australia                      Apr 3-13
Billabong Pro                   Teahupoo, Tahiti                                May 4-14
Globe Pro Fiji          TBC                                             May 20-21
Rip Curl Pro Search             Somewhere in Chile                              June 20-July1
Billabong Pro           Jeffreys Bay, South Africa                      July 11-22
Boost Mobile Pro                Trestles, California                            Sep 11-15
Quiksilver Pro France   Hossegor, France                                Sep 22-Oct 1
Billabong Pro                   Mundaka, Basque Region, Spain           Oct 2-14
Nova Schin Festival             Imbituba, Brazil                                Oct 29-Nov 7
Billabong Pipe Masters  Pipeline Hawaii                         Dec 8-20

ASP Women’s World Tour Schedule

Roxy Pro                        Snapper Rocks, Australia                Feb 27-Mar 10
Rip Curl Pro                    Bells Beach, Australia                  Apr 3-8
Roxy Pro                        TBC                                             Apr 21-26
Billabong Girls         Praia da Tiririca, Itacare, Brazil              Aug 20-27
Rip Curl Girls Festival Santander, Liencres-Spain                       Sep 4-9
Havaiianas Beachley Classic     Manly Beach, Australia          Oct 8-14
Roxy Pro                        Sunset Beach, Hawaii                    Nov 23-Dec 6
Billabong Pro           Honalua Bay, Hawaii                     Dec 8-20

The 2007 Foster’s ASP World Tour Lineup

Kelly Slater (USA)
Andy Irons (HAW)
Mick Fanning (AUS)
Taj Burrow (AUS)
Bobby Martinez (USA)
Joel Parkinson (AUS)
Damien Hobgood (USA)
Tom Whitaker (AUS)
Taylor Knox (USA)
Dean Morrison (AUS)
Tim Reyes (USA)
Phillip MacDonald (AUS)
Cory Lopez (USA)
Bruce Irons (HAW)
Bede Durbidge (AUS)
C.J. Hobgood (USA)
Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Daniel Wills (AUS)
Greg Emslie (ZAF)
Adriano de Souza (BRA)
Chris Ward (USA)
Shaun Cansdell (AUS)
Travis Logie (ZAF)
Michael Lowe (AUS)
Luke Stedman (AUS)
Mark Occhilupo (AUS)
Pancho Sullivan (HAW)
Jeremy Flores (FRA)
Michael Campbell (AUS)
Ricky Basnett (ZAF)
Royden Bryson (ZAF)
Dayyan Neve (AUS)
Troy Brooks (AUS)
Neco Padaratz (BRA)
Josh Kerr (AUS)
Ben Dunn (AUS)
Bernado Miranda (BRA)
Gabe Kling (USA)
Victor Ribas (BRA)
Leonardo Neves (BRA)
Kai Otton (AUS)
Rodrigo Dornelles (BRA)
Adrian Buchan (AUS)
Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Luke Munro (AUS)

Replacements:
Trent Munro (AUS)
David Weare (ZAF)
Peterson Rosa (BRA)

2007 ASP Women’s World Tour Lineup

Layne Beachley (AUS)
Melanie Redman-Carr (AUS)
Chelsea Georgeson (AUS)
Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS)
Sofia Mulanovich (PER)
Rebecca Woods (AUS)
Claire Bevilacqua (AUS)
Silvana Lima (BRA)
Megan Abubo (HAW)
Rochelle Ballard (HAW) *
Samantha Cornish (AUS)
Jacqueline Silva (BRA)
Stephanie Gilmore (AUS)
Melanie Bartels (HAW)
Amee Donohoe (AUS)
Caroline Sarran (FRA)
Roseanne Hodge (ZAF)

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