Media Release — LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The 2009 Supergirl Pro Junior surfing contest, which identifies and celebrates the emerging stars in women’s surfing, will take place August 15 and 16 at the Oceanside Beach Pier in Southern California. The sport’s top 20-and-under female surfers look to hit the waves during this two-day event in their hunt for a spot atop the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) junior ranks and their share of the $15,000 prize purse.
“We are seeing some amazing surfing talent in North America right now so it is fantastic that Warner Bros. Consumer Products is providing the junior girls with an opportunity to display their skills and gain some extremely valuable competition experience via the Supergirl Pro Junior,” said Brooke Farris, Women’s Tour Manager, Association of Surfing Professionals International. “This is the most prize-money we have ever seen for an ASP Pro Junior women’s event so I am sure that will entice the girls to show all of their Supergirl capabilities!”
The Supergirl Pro Junior is being held in conjunction with the 25th Annual Oceanside Longboarding Surfing Club Surf Contest and Beach Festival, and kicks off the 3rd Annual Supergirl Jam, the action sports industry’s largest all-female action sports competition and lifestyle festival which features more than 100 female pros in surfing, skateboarding, inline skating and snowboarding. As an element of the Supergirl Jam, the Supergirl Pro Junior acknowledges and promotes female empowerment, independence and creativity by offering another platform upon which today’s female athletes can compete. The contest gives young ladies the opportunity to celebrate their talents while recognizing their personal strength and confidence.
“This is the perfect event to kick off the 3rd Annual Supergirl Jam, as the junior surfers were a crowd favorite at last year’s competition,” said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President of Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “These girls are an inspiration to young women everywhere and Warner Bros. is proud to be a part of what has quickly become an annual tradition.”
In 2008, the Supergirl Pro Junior was introduced to the surfing community during the U.S. Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, California. Coco Ho of Oahu, Hawaii bested the competitors, which included Nikita Robb (East London, South Africa), Sage Erickson (Ventura, Calif.) and Courtney Conlogue (Santa Ana, Calif.), and was crowned the first Supergirl Pro Junior champion. As an ASP Grade-4 event, the top rising stars are again expected to attend, making this an intensely competitive contest. Conlogue will be riding the momentum from her recent Women’s Pro win during the recent 2009 U.S. Open of Surfing in hopes of being crowned the new Supergirl Pro Junior champion.
“The Supergirl Pro Junior is a key event for young female competitors to showcase their talent and gain invaluable experience as they hone their skills while vying for a spot on ASP’s Junior Ranks,” said professional surfer and Supergirl Jam host committee member Kassia Meador.
The Supergirl Pro Junior will stream live via both TheWB.com and GO211.com and air as part of a 60-minute Supergirl Jam telecast on network and cable television. Complete broadcast details can be found at supergirljam.com or through your local listings. Also, follow the events on Twitter @thewbdotcom for real time updates.
ASA Entertainment, the leading action sports event, TV and content production company in the U.S., owns and manages the Supergirl Jam with its partner, Warner Bros Consumer Products.
For more information on the Supergirl Pro Junior, visit supergirljam.com or TheWB.com, the official online destination for the 2009 Supergirl Jam event and competition.
About ASA Entertainment:
Founded in 1994, ASA Entertainment, LLC (an Omnicom Company) is an action sports event, television and content production agency focused on creating and executing customized, turn-key marketing programs that range in scale from grassroots to global. ASA’s events, featuring skateboarding, freestyle BMX, inline skating, free-skiing, freestyle motocross, surfing, snowboarding and music, are broadcast domestically on CBS, Spike, VERSUS, FUEL TV, WGN, CBS College Sports and Fox Sports Net, and distributed during 937 hours of programming to more than 1 billion HH globally via 32 international broadcast partners. ASA’s productions span the spectrum from large, international competitions such as the LG Action Sports World Championships to amateur contests, lifestyle and branded entertainment events, demonstrations, exhibitions and mobile tours. As one of the most established organizations in action sports, ASA Entertainment develops premium content around the fastest growing sector of American sports. For more information, visit ASAentertainment.com or ActionSportsTour.com.
The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is the governing body of professional surfing. Crowning surfing’s undisputed world champions since 1976, the ASP sanctions the following tours: the Foster’s ASP World Tour, the ASP Women’s World Tour, the World Qualifying Series (WQS) and the World Longboarding, Junior and Masters Championships. 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.
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products:
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
About DC Comics:
DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC Super Heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics’ Web site is located at www.dccomics.com.
TheWB.com (www.thewb.com; Twitter @thewbdotcom) is a premium, interactive video network featuring original digital series such as “The Lake” — executive produced by former WB Network CEO Jordan Levin and directed by Jason Priestley, launching August 10 — and a collection of popular series from Warner Bros. Television and The WB Network, including “The O.C.,” “Veronica Mars,” “Babylon 5” and “Gilmore Girls,” among others.
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