Michel Bourez

With the completion of the final event of this year’s ASP World Tour at Pipeline and after Mick Fanning’s second ASP World title crowning, the official list of qualifiers for the 2010 ASP World Tour has been released.

From the record seven European representatives who competed on the 2009 ASP World Tour, three only have made the cut and will get another chance amongst the world’s best surfers next year starting their run at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast in Australia next February.

Jeremy Flores (Capbreton/New Caledonia, FRA), 21, despite pulling out of the last events due to an ankle injury, has once again secured his ticket for the elite of surfing, the French and European leader guaranteed to compete for a fourth consecutive year as a member of the ASP Top 45.

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SurferToday.com announces the «Athlete Of The Year 2009

SurferToday.com has announced the winners of the «Athletes Of The Year 2009» award.

The laurels are presented to the surfers, kitesurfers, windsurfers and bodyboarders that represent the cutting edge of performance in each individual wave and wind water sport.

SurferToday's «Athletes Of The Year 2009» are:

Owen Wright

   SURFING

  Owen Wright

   Incredible year for the 19 year old surfer from Culburra Beach, Australia. Top performances mixing old and new school surfing skills from the new WCT wonder kid.

 

Alex Caizergues

   KITEBOARDING

  Alex Caizergues

   The French bullet is one of the fastest sailors in the world. Again, in the Luderitz Speed Challenge 2009, he broke another world record.

 

Antoine Albeau

   WINDSURFING

  Antoine Albeau

   Agile and fast, the experienced French windsurfer has done it again. At the age of 37, he won again the PWA World Tour and has a lot to achieve in the speed sailing competitions.

 

Mike Stewart

   BODYBOARDING

  Mike Stewart

   The Science bodyboarder knows how to be on top forever. After winning the giant wave event at Nazaré, Portugal, he fought for the world title till the last minute.

Congratulations to the winners!

Owen Wright

With the culmination of the 2009 ASP World Tour and ASP Women’s World Tour in Hawaii, the qualifiers for the 2010 ASP Dream Tour season have been decided.

Taking the Top 27 surfers from the 2009 ASP World Tour, the Top 15 from the 2009 ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) and three ASP wildcards, the 2010 ASP Top 45 are as follows:

ASP Top 27 (ASP World Tour)
Mick Fanning (AUS)
Joel Parkinson (AUS)
Bede Durbidge (AUS)
Taj Burrow (AUS)
Adriano de Souza (BRA)
Kelly Slater (USA)
C.J. Hobgood (USA)
Bobby Martinez (USA)
Damien Hobgood (USA)
Dane Reynolds (USA)
Jordy Smith (ZAF)
Taylor Knox (USA)
Tom Whitaker (AUS)
Kieren Perrow (AUS)
Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Dean Morrison (AUS)
Kai Otton (AUS)
Kekoa Bacalso (HAW)
Mick Campbell (AUS)
Chris Davidson (AUS)
Michel Bourez (PYF)
Ben Dunn (AUS)
Adrian Buchan (AUS)
Tiago Pires (PRT)
Jeremy Flores (FRA)
Roy Powers (HAW)
Drew Courtney (AUS)

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