The Quiksilver Pro and ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) have made it official – they will host their first ever east coast stop on an ASP World Tour. The Quiksilver Pro 2011 will hold one of it’s three contest at Long Beach, NY. If you thought pro surfers wouldn’t make the trip to come surf our “less than world class” waves, think again. Quiksilver is putting up a $1 million dollar prize purse, which should ensure that everyone shows up.
Long Island and New York City have a strong surf community, and maybe more importantly for the contest we have people – lots of people. Check out what Coney Island looks like on a hot summer day:
Both Quiksilver and Billabong already have large stores in the heart of Times Square to cash in on the New York market, and I’m sure they are betting on this tour bring in more advertising dollars.