The Paul Mitchell Neon Supergirl Pro will serve as the lone women’s WSL qualifying event scheduled in the U.S. for the 2017 season and plays a critical role for surfers looking to solidify their position on the 2018 WSL Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT).
“With the Paul Mitchell Neon Supergirl Pro currently representing the only women’s qualifying event in the U.S., this contest is extremely important in the girls' qualification process for next year’s WCT,” said Jessi Miley-Dyer, WSL Women’s Tour manager. “The event is an amazing combination of the best surfers on the planet with many of the newer faces just beginning their pro journey. That’s just one of the things that makes this contest unique within competitive surfing.”
Some of the world-class surfers expected to compete include three-time world champion Carissa Moore (Oahu, HI), No. 2 ranked surfer Courtney Conlogue (Santa Ana), Malia Manuel (Kauai, HI), Tatiana Weston-Webb (Kauai, HI), Laura Enever (Sydney, Australia), Lakey Peterson (Santa Barbara), Bianca Buitendag (Victoria Bay, South Africa), Nikki Van Dijk (Victoria, Australia), Pauline Ado (Anglet, France), Sage Erickson (Ojai), and 2016 Supergirl Pro champion, Coco Ho (Oahu, HI).
”I can’t begin to explain how excited all of the ladies are about this event,” said Malia Manuel, one of the world’s top surfers and the 2013 Supergirl Pro champion. “It’s so awesome to have a contest like this in the U.S. that focuses entirely on women’s surfing. I've been to the event every year, and it gets bigger and better each time. It’s just amazing to see how many things are going on at the event beyond women’s surfing.”
In addition to the best surfing talent in the world, the Paul Mitchell Neon Supergirl Pro features an action-packed Festival Village with 16 live concerts from some of today’s top young artists, an all-female DJ contest, a women’s skateboarding competition, female comedians, art, yoga, fitness classes, dance classes, seminars, autographs from the pros, hair styling by Paul Mitchell, an international food court and beverage garden, a Celebrity Surf Invitational to raise money and awareness for event charities, giveaways, more than 50 vendor booths, and many other activities.
New to the event in 2017 will be the only female-driven multi-title esports tournament in the U.S., and a Champions Dinner to celebrate the women who have won the coveted Supergirl “Cape” trophy during the first decade and to raise money for charity. This year will also mark the introduction of an all-new logo that celebrates the modern Super Girl.
The complete entertainment and music lineup in the Festival Village will be announced soon.
For more detailed information on the Paul Mitchell Neon Supergirl Pro and to learn how to sign up for the female DJ competition and the esports tournament, please visit www.SupergirlPro.com.