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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?