HUNTINGTON BEACH, California/USA (Tuesday, July 31, 2012) - The opening round of the Women’s Nike US Open of Surfing, the final stop on the 2012 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour, is LIVE this morning in clean one-to-three foot (0.5 metre) waves at Huntington Beach Pier.
With the ASP Women’s World Title culminating in France, the 2012 Nike US Open of Surfing marks a crucial event for women trying to secure their positions among the ASP Top 17 for 2013.
“The US Open is a unique event where we have to stick to more of a set schedule rather than a typical waiting period and we knew we’d be running this morning,” Dave Shipley, ASP Women’s World Tour Head Judge, said. “There are clean conditions out there for the start of Round 1 and we expect some standout performances from the girls today.”
Kicking off Nike US Open of Surfing Round 1 action will be local standout Courtney Conlogue (USA), 19, ASP Women’s WCT Rookie Malia Manuel (HAW), 19, and Sarah Mason (NZL), 17, in the opening heat of Round 1.
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ROUND 1 NIKE US OPEN OF SURFING MATCH UPS:
Heat 1: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Malia Manuel (HAW), Sarah Mason (NZL)
Heat 2: Tyler Wright (AUS), Lakey Peterson (USA), Sage Erickson (USA)
Heat 3: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Rebecca Woods (AUS), Dax McGill (HAW)
Heat 4: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Paige Hareb (NZL), Jacqueline Silva (BRA)
Heat 5: Carissa Moore (HAW), Sofia Mulanovich (PER), Justine Dupont (FRA)
Heat 6: Laura Enever (AUS), Coco Ho (HAW), Pauline Ado (FRA)