France to Host Roxy ASP Womens World Longboarding Championships
Eager to vie for their discipline's first-ever ASP-endorsed world title, female longboarders from across the globe will gather in Biarritz, France, from July 3-9, 2006 for the Roxy ASP Women's World Longboard Championship (WWLC) presented by Evian.
Hailing from every corner of the earth, a field boasting the world's most celebrated longboarding specialists will be whittled from 60 to one during the competition at southwest France's famed beachbreaks.
The winner of the Roxy ASP WWLC will earn US$4,500 of the US$30,000 prize purse and a spot in the history books as the first-ever ASP Women's World Longboard Champion.
"Nearly every known longboarder of any note has entered the Roxy ASP WWLC," ASP Tour Manager Al Hunt said. "The girls will contest a seven-round, 60-woman format, which can be run in three days."
Among the athletes participating will be accomplished longboarder Kassia Meador of California, USA. Meador is just one of many of the Roxy ASP WWLC competitors ecstatic about the inaugural event.
"This event means a lot to me," Meador said. "It's going to be the biggest competition ever organized in the women's longboarding world. I'm sure it will be a magical experience and I'm really looking forward to being part of it."
The Roxy ASP WWLC will run in conjunction with the Roxy Jam Biarritz presented by Evian, a summer surf festival designed to celebrate the female surfing lifestyle. Live music, art exhibitions and philanthropic activities will bolster Biarritz's already contagious surf vibe during the week-long event.
ROXY ASP WOMEN'S WORLD LONGBOARD CHAMPIONSHIP FAST FACTS
The inaugural Roxy ASP Women's World Longboard Championship (WWLC) presented by Evian - the world's first-ever Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) sanctioned female longboarding championship.
Sixty athletes will compete in the Roxy ASP WWLC; the winner will be the first female in history with an ASP Women's Longboarding World Title to her credit.
Côte des Basques, Biarritz, France - a surf-savvy town on the southwest coast of France, located in the Basque country just north of Spain.
>From July 3-9, 2006.
The event offers an unprecedented US$30,000 in prize money. The winner of the Roxy ASP WWLC will earn US$4,500.
This is the inaugural Roxy ASP WWLC. A non-ASP rated Women's World Longboard Championship has been held in the Americas for the past seven years and the new Biarritz event, under a multi-year contract signed by ASP and Roxy, will honor the past champions.
Those past champions include:
2005 - Kristy Murphy (Florida, USA)
2004 - Summer Romero (California, USA)
2003 - Daize Shayne (California, USA)
2002 - Kim Hamrock (California, USA)
2001 - Cori Schumacher (California, USA)
2000 - Cori Schumacher (California, USA)
1999 - Daize Shayne (California, USA)
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