Photo Provided by Super Girl Surf Pro
World Surf League (WSL) QS3000 Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro powered by Celsius to celebrate its 16th year at the Oceanside Pier in Oceanside, CA on September 16-18, 2022. This event is the largest female surf contest in the world, with more than 90 of the world’s top pros scheduled to compete.
Some of the biggest names in women’s surfing are expected to attend, including surfing icon Bethany Hamilton and former Super Girl Champions Carissa Moore, Caroline Marks, Lakey Peterson, Tatiana Weston-Webb, Coco Ho, Sage Erickson, Courtney Conlogue, Caitlin Simmers (Oceanside), Alyssa Spencer (Carlsbad) and Samantha Sibley (San Clemente).
The elite-level women’s longboarding competition to include 48 of the top female pros and up-and-coming stars. World Champions Honolua Blomfield, Summer Romero, Soleil Errico and Jen Smith will headline the field alongside 2021 Super Girl Longboarding Champion, Kirra Seale.
In addition to world-class surfing, the event will host live performances from The Offspring, Smash Mouth, Hoobastank, The Expendables, Kira Kosarin, and more to be announced with 15 concerts in total.
Additionally at the Festival Village, there will be activities ranging from family-friendly activities to the annual Super Girl Gamer esports tournament. And other notable on-goings like an all-female DJ Competition; a women’s beach soccer tournament; free classes in fitness, yoga, Zumba, Pilates, wellness and dance; female comediennes; celebrity speakers; panel discussions promoting female leadership and sustainability; a female art exhibition; social influencers; autograph signings; a beer garden and food court; a military appreciation program; and a mentorship event for young surfers with 5-time World Champion Carissa Moore and her Moore Aloha Foundation.
Super Girl Series is a mission-based platform that includes four women’s action sports, esports and lifestyle events . It promotes female empowerment, inclusion and equality, and are centered around providing athletic, social, cultural, educational, and entertainment opportunities for young women in traditionally male-dominated industries.
“We are thrilled to have such an exciting and diverse lineup of activities at the event in addition to world-class surfing,” said Rick Bratman, CEO of ASA Entertainment, the event’s producer. “To have artists like The Offspring, Smash Mouth, Hoobastank, The Expendables and Kira Kosarin performing and using their voices to help promote Super Girl’s empowerment platform is absolutely incredible. On the surfing side, the Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro powered by Celsius is not only a showcase for the top-ranked surfers in the world, but also a springboard to help launch surf careers and provide unmatched mentorship between pros and newcomers.”
Supported by Nissan, in conjunction with its California Nissan Dealers, Celsius, the U.S. Air Force, White Claw, Jolyn, Frontwave Credit Union, the Mission Pacific Hotel, Visit Oceanside, Blenders Eyewear, Locals Only Vodka, Pura Vida, Perfect Hydration, Soapy Joe’s, Logitech, Sierra Nevada, Sambazon, Grocery Outlet, Javi’s Ranch Water, Remedy Kombucha, Pacifico and the U.S. Marines.
Celebrating the multi-year extension of its Title Partnership with Nissan and the addition of Celsius as its new Presenting Partner. Shawn Mirabal, regional vice president, Nissan North America comments, “Nissan is committed to the Super Girl Pro Series of surf and gamer events and its mission to celebrate female strength and empowerment. The series offers athletic, cultural, educational, business and social opportunities to young women in areas where they have been traditionally underrepresented. We look forward to continuing our support as title sponsor of Super Girl Pro Series for many years.”
The event will run daily Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Access to the surfing, concerts, esports, panels, classes, speakers and all elements are free to attend.
??The event will be televised throughout November and December on Bally Sports and will be streamed live on September 17 – 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. via 15 digital partners, including at www.supergirlsurfpro.com/ and twitch.tv/supergirlseries.
For more information on the concert lineup, surfing, classes, schedules, esports and more, visit www.supergirlsurfpro.com. To connect via social media, follow @SupergirlPro on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter.
By Mercedes Romana
All Photos Provided by Super Girl Surf Pro