Volcom Announces The 2012 Volcom Fiji Pro ASP World Tour Event!
CLOUDBREAK, Tavarua, Fiji (Monday, July 25, 2011) – ASP International and Volcom are pleased to announce the return of the world’s best surfers to one of the most perfect waves on the planet with the confirmation of the Volcom Fiji Pro to the 2012 ASP World Title season.
The contest will mark Volcom’s first ASP World Title event and a much-desired return to the world-class breaks of Cloudbreak and Restaurants for the ASP Top 34.
“We are all very excited about the opportunity to host our first ever ASP World Title event in Fiji,” Richard Woolcott, Volcom CEO, said. “Having the contest at Cloudbreak, or even Restaurants, is a perfect fit with Volcom’s long history with Tavarua. This is a major step in our surfing program and it’s great to be able to support the tour and its athletes with an event in world class surf.”
The Pro Surfing “Dream Tour” has changed quite a bit over the years and has increasingly chosen high-profile beach breaks in major cities over the best waves. This means that while the audience may be bigger, the quality is severely lacking. The surfers are frustrated because they are being forced to surf in marginal conditions and the audience is not getting to see the best of the best. The stated goal of the Tour is to present the world’s best surfers in the world’s best waves and this is a giant step back in the right direction. I hope that the other major sponsors of the Tour are listening…