Women's 2013 ASP Tour Surfers Announced

16 of 17 competitors confirmed for next world tour
Staff Writer

Stephanie Gilmore secured her fifth Women’s ASP World Tour championship last July at the Roxy Pro Biarritz, but the tour officially ended for the women in August with the Nike US Open. And now, the tour is gearing up for 2013 by confirming the 16 of the 17 World Tour competitors.

The tour is made up of the top 10 finishers from the 2012 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT) rankings as well as the next six finishers from the WCT and a single ASP Wildcard. The wildcard spot is still up for grabs and will be determined in the coming weeks.

As ESPN points out, the only new face in the mix is Bianca Buitentag (ZAF), a 19-year-old who won the 2011 ASP World Junior Championships.

The qualifiers are:

TOP 10 QUALIFIERS FROM 2012 ASP WOMEN'S WCT RANKINGS:

  • Stephanie Gilmore (AUS)
  • Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS)
  • Carissa Moore (HAW)
  • Tyler Wright (AUS)
  • Courtney Conlogue (USA)
  • Malia Manuel (HAW)
  • Lakey Peterson (USA)
  • Laura Enever (AUS)
  • Coco Ho (HAW)
  • Paige Hareb (NZL)

TOP 6 QUALIFIERS FROM ASP WOMEN'S WORLD RANKING:

  • Sage Erickson (USA)
  • Bianca Buitentag (ZAF)
  • Pauline Ado (FRA)
  • Rebecca Woods (AUS)
  • Alana Blanchard (HAW)
  • Sofia Mulanovich (PER)

The tour kicks off in February 2013 with the Roxy Pro Gold Coast.

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