New York Might Go Pro…In Surfing

[Photo: Kirk Condyles / The New York Times]

I recently came across an article posted on ESPN.com last month by Jon Coen, which discussed the possibility of having the east coast leg of the ASP World Tour in New York. As of right now, the east coast location is still TBD, but dates are set for September 3 – 12, 2011.

New York has good surf, and yes it would have a hard time holding up to the majority of locations on the tour (read: Pipeline, Bells Beach, Trestles, Jeffreys Bay, etc.), but the buzz around the event would be huge.

New York has a strong surf community, and given the proximity to New York City and it’s 8 million + inhabitants, it would be hard to say that the event wouldn’t draw a crowd.

One potential location is Long Beach, NY.

Who knows, we could get lucky and catch a good hurricane swell. What do you think, should the ASP World Tour come to New York?

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2 Responses to “New York Might Go Pro…In Surfing”


  1. 1 dude Lessing December 14, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    It would be interesting to see if they come. I don’t think they should, we have enough people here already. The ASP is playing back to crowds like the early ’90′s i.e. US open (huntington,Ca.) used to be a huge event now not so much for the top guys. What happened to the dream tour, put the best surfers in the world on the best waves and see who is the best after the season. If the ASP wants surfing to look like a sport and expose the pros to spectators then NY is perfect, but I would rather watch Jordy surf J-bay on the computer than Lido in person.

  2. 2 chrismadey December 14, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Not question the surfing wouldn’t be anywhere as good as J-bay. But it would be interesting to see what they could do on our waves. I have not heard much about the dream tour being all that real.


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