We'll be welcoming even more global pro-surfers than ever before as we hosts the World Surf League (WSL) Longboard Qualification Series.
Held across five days, this year’s Boardmasters International Surf Competition categories will include the newly added WSL LQS1000 Women's Longboard comp,
Most popular with the crowd for showcasing surfers agility, buttery smooth style and laid-back nose-riding from the finest longboarders around the world; always a favourite at Boardmasters.
Commenting on Boardmasters hosting two World Surf League Longboard events, Tour Manager Rob Gunning said, "For the WSL it is a great pleasure to be returning to the Boardmasters with two longboard events which will showcase both local and international riders as they do battle at Fistral beach. The Boardmasters Longboard Pro will be one of only two LQS events this season and will play a major role towards final year’s rankings and qualification into the elite World Longboard Championship. The British contingent lead by local rider Ben Skinner will have the opportunity to compete on home soil which is a huge advantage and a great support from the Boardmasters crowd."
Here is the list of all riders confirmed so far for the Boardmasters 2015 WSL Women's Longboard presented by SurfGirl comp.
Angharad John - UK
Ashleigh Bennetts - UK
Charlotte Bayliss - UK
Emily Currie - UK
Jemima Knight - UK
Jennifer Pendlebury - UK
Jenny Briant - UK
Josie Pearce - UK
Katrina Beddoe - UK
Megan Chapman - UK
Roxy Davis - SA
Tina Beresford - UK
‘SurfGirl is the world leading media in women’s surfing and lifestyle with over 420,000 followers and global recognition. It was set up to encourage and support women in surfing at a time when there was inequality. It has since grown from a bi-annual to a multimedia title and we are delighted to support a World Surf League event particularly in view of their support of women in the sport. WSL have increased the visibility of the women’s tour, increased prize money and increased coverage through live webcasting. They present positive female role models in sport alongside the men at a time when women’s performances are pushing back boundaries and perceptions,’ said Louise Searle, SurfGirl’s editor. ‘There can be a lot of negative pressure on girls in 2015 from attitudes and values formed by the actions of celebrities and social media hopefully the magazine, websites and WSL go some way to counter this.’