Do you think Kelly Slater will win an historic 12th World Title or will Australian tour veteran Joel Parkinson finally be crowned the champion? Can Banzai blogger Sally Fitzgibbons take out the women’s World Title? Don't just talk about it, tip about it too!
What can you tip on?
Join the men’s and/or women’s surfing tipping competition. When you first join one or both of the competitions you need to tip who you think will be the undisputed ASP world champion at the end of the season. Then for each event throughout the season you tip the overall winner, 4 semi-finalists and 8 quarter-finalists.
How the Tipping Scoring Works:
Winner = 3 points if you select the winner of the event
Top 4 Semi-Finalists = 2 points for every surfer you had selected that makes the semi-finals.
Top 8 Quarter-Finalists = 1 point for every surfer you had selected that makes the quarter-Finals
World Champion Bonus Points
If your Surfer becomes World Champion at the end of the year then you will be rewarded 3 points.
If your Surfer finishes runner-up at the end of the year then you will be rewarded 2 points.
If your Surfer finishes third overall in points at the end of the year then you will be rewarded 1 point.
2012 ASP World Title Schedule:
34 surfers make up the Men’s ASP World Tour and they’ll compete throughout the year over 11 events around the globe.
Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast – Australia (February 25 – March 7, 2012)
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach – Australia (April 3 – 14, 2012)
Billabong Rio Pro – Brazil (May 9 – 20, 2012)
Volcom Fiji Pro – Fiji (June 3 – 15, 2012)
Billabong Pro Teahupoo – Tahiti (August 16 – 27, 2012)
Hurley Pro at Trestles – USA (September 16 – 22, 2012)
Quiksilver Pro France – France (September 28 – October 8, 2012)
Rip Curl Pro Portugal – Portugal (October 10 – 21, 2012)
O'Neill Coldwater Classic Santa Cruz - USA (Nov 1 - 11, 2012)
Billabong Pipe Masters – Hawaii (December 8 – 20, 2012)
2012 ASP WOMEN’S WORLD TOUR SCHEDULE:
There are 17 surfers on the Women’s ASP World Tour. Their season is shorter than the men’s, with only 7 events.
Roxy Pro, Gold Coast - Australia (February 25 - March 7, 2012)
Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach - Australia (April 3-9, 2012)
TSB Bank Women’s Surf Festival, Taranki - New Zealand (April 11-15, 2012)
Beachley Classic, Dee Why - Australia (April 18-23, 2012)
Billabong Rio Pro - Brazil (May 9-20, 2012)
Roxy Pro Cote des Basques, Biarritz - France (July 9-15, 2012)
Nike US Open of Surfing, Huntington Beach - USA (July 30-August 5, 2012)
What is the ASP?
The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is the governing body of professional surfing. Crowning surfing’s undisputed world champions since 1976. The ASP is dedicated to showcasing the world’s best surfing talent in a variety of progressive formats and has revolutionized the way the world watches surfing via their webcasts. The organization is divided into seven different regions: Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Hawaii, North America, and South America.
How are waves scored?
Waves are scored on a 1 to 10 scale with 1 being the lowest and 10 being a perfect ride. The surfers’ final heat score is the total of their two highest-scored waves. The maximum number of waves scored is 15.
How is the World Champion determined?
Surfers accumulate points from each Tour event, depending on where they finish. The surfer with the most points at the end of the year is the undisputed ASP World Champion.
What is a waiting period?
The waiting period is the allotted time in which event organizers can run their event. Having a waiting period that is longer than the time needed to finish competition allows organisers to be selective when running their heats. This gives both the surfers and spectators the benefit of having the event ran in the best possible conditions.