LARGEST FEMALE SURFING EVENT IN THE WORLD TO FEATURE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST, CARISSA MOORE, HER USA OLYMPIC TEAMMATE, CAROLINE MARKS, AND SURFING ICON BETHANY HAMILTON HEADLINING THE FIELD OF 88 TOP PROS. FREE FESTIVAL INCLUDES 18 CONCERTS HIGHLIGHTED BY PLAIN WHITE T’S, MAGGIE LINDEMANN AND MANY MORE, AND A CHANCE FOR FANS TO SEE A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE FROM SOFIA CARSON FOR HER NEW NETFLIX FILM AND BE PART OF THE MOVIE SET!
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (July XX, 2021) – ASA Entertainment announced today that the World Surf League (WSL) QS3000 Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro will celebrate its 15th year at the Oceanside Pier in Oceanside, Calif., September 17-19, 2021. The nationally televised event is the largest female surf contest in the world, with more than 80 of the world’s top pros scheduled to compete. Admission to the event is free.
The Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro not only serves as the first major all-women’s surf event on the heels of the 2021 Olympics — where surfing debuted as an Olympic sport this summer — it also plays a critical role for surfers looking to solidify their position on the 2022 WSL Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT).
“We’re thrilled to bring Nissan Super Girl Pro back to Oceanside this year with a full-scale festival and surf contest that’s open to the public,” said Rick Bratman, CEO of ASA Entertainment, the event’s producer. “This event has not only been a showcase for the top-ranked surfers in the world, but it’s also served as a springboard to help launch surf careers and provide unmatched mentorship between pros and newcomers. Being the first event in the US after the Olympics and featuring both of the USA Surf Team members is a thrill.”
Some of the biggest names in surf are expected to compete, including Olympic Gold Medalist Carissa Moore; USA Olympic Team member Caroline Marks; surfing icon Bethany Hamilton, former Super Girl champions Lakey Peterson, Tatiana Weston-Webb, Coco Ho and Sage Erickson; Tia Blanco and Brianna Cope (The Ultimate Surfer TV series); former local champs, Caitlin Simmers (Oceanside) and Samantha Sibley (San Clemente), and more.
BEYOND THE SURF — NISSAN CONCERT SERIES, SUPER GIRL GAMER PRO, AND FREE CLASSES
In addition to the world-class surfing, the event features an action-packed Festival Village with 16 live concerts and family-friendly activities; the annual Super Girl Gamer Series esports tournaments; an all-female DJ Competition; a women’s adaptive surf contest; a women’s longboarding competition; women’s beach soccer; free classes in fitness, yoga, Zumba, Pilates, wellness and self-defense; celebrity speakers; several panel discussions promoting female leadership and sustainability; a beer garden and food court; and a mentorship event for young surfers with 4-time World Champion Carissa Moore and her Moore Aloha Foundation.
The Nissan Concert Series will include 18 artists performing live, including the Plain White T’s, Maggie Lindemann, Austin Mahone, Hot Chelle Rae, Upsahl, Stephani Poetri and Kira Kosarin.
In addition, lucky fans will have the chance to see a special performance from Sofia Carson for her new Netflix film and be part of the movie set!
The event is supported by Nissan, in conjunction with its California Nissan Dealers, the U.S. Air Force, Jolyn, Paul Mitchell, Legion by Lenovo, Venus, White Claw, CELSIUS, the U.S. Marines, the Mission Pacific Hotel, Locals Only Vodka, Frontwave Credit Union and Visit Oceanside.
“Nissan is pleased to continue as title sponsor of the Super Girl Pro Series of events in California,” said Shawn Mirabal, regional vice president, Nissan North America. “By supporting partnerships with the Super Girl Surf and Snow Pro events Nissan has the opportunity to help inspire the next generation of female athletes. We look forward to the upcoming event in Oceanside, California, and celebrating female empowerment, strength and independence through action sports.”
The event will run daily Friday, Sept. 17 through Sunday, Sept. 19 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Access to the surfing, concerts, esports, panels, classes and all elements are free to attend.
The event will be televised throughout November and December on Bally Sports and will be streamed live on September 18 – 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. via 15 digital partners, including at www.supergirlsufpro.com and twitch.tv/supergirlseries.