Updated: Aug 18, 2022
The World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) is back in action in partnership with ASA Entertainment for their 16th Annual Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro powered by Celsius QS 3000, September 16 - 18.
San Diego's Oceanside Pier will set the arena for some of North America and Hawaii's best emerging and experienced competitors. Credit: © WSL / Steinmetz
This year will mark the seventh time the event has been a stop on the QS, in its illustrious history as the largest all-female surf competition and festival with a live broadcast and featuring some of North America and Hawaii's top-tier competitors.
Heavy-hitters such as reigning event winner and Championship Tour (CT) competitor Caroline Marks (USA), multiple event winner Sage Erickson (USA), and former 2018 Super Girl Surf Pro victor Samantha Sibley (USA) will all look to add another Super Girl cape to their names.
But, they will have to deal with the likes of current North America No. 1 Sawyer Lindblad (USA), and current Challenger Series No. 1 Caitlin Simmers (USA) along with fellow CT qualification threats Alyssa Spencer (USA), and Kirra Pinkerton (USA), and many more including world-renowned surfer Bethany Hamilton (HAW). Also making appearances in Oceanside outside of the jersey to help further the event's empowerment of young women are reigning five-time WSL Champion Carissa Moore (HAW), and fellow former Super Girl victors Courtney Conlogue (USA) and Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA).
Some of the nation's top longboard talents will rejoin high-performance surfing to showcase their style, including defending event winner Kirra Seale (HAW) (center) back for more. Credit: © WSL / Steinmetz
As an exciting addition to the surf lineup, the event will also feature an elite-level women's longboarding competition with 48 competitors and emerging stars.
Two-time WSL Longboard Champions Honolua Blomfield (HAW) and Jen Smith (USA), 2019 WSL Longboard Champion Soleil Errico (USA), and 2004 WSL Longboard Champion Summer Romero (USA) will headline the field alongside 2021 Super Girl Longboard victor, Kirra Seale (HAW).
Beyond The Surf: Nissan Concert Series, Super Girl Gamer Pro, and Free Classes
In addition to the world-class surfing, the event features an action-packed Festival Village with 15 live concerts and family-friendly activities including; the annual Super Girl Gamer Pro Esports tournament; an all-female DJ Competition; a women's beach soccer tournament; free classes in fitness, yoga, Zumba, Pilates, wellness and dance; female comedians; celebrity speakers; panel discussions promoting female leadership and sustainability; a female art exhibition, social influencers; autograph signings; a beer garden and food court; a military appreciation program; and a mentorship event for young surfers with 5-time World Champion Carissa Moore and her Moore Aloha Foundation. The Nissan Concert Series will include 15 artists performing full live concerts, including superstar acts like The Offspring, Smash Mouth, Hoobastank, The Expendables and Kira Kosarin. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks. The event is part of the Super Girl Series, a mission-based platform that includes four women's action sports, Esports and lifestyle events designed to promote female empowerment, inclusion and equality. Each of the Super Girl events are centered around providing athletic, social, cultural, educational, and entertainment opportunities for young women in traditionally male-dominated industries.
Music fans are in for a big showing from The Offspring as the headlining act this year. Credit: © WSL / Milano
"We are thrilled to have such an exciting and diverse lineup of activities at the event in addition to world-class surfing," said Rick Bratman, CEO of ASA Entertainment, the event's producer. "To have artists like The Offspring, Smash Mouth, Hoobastank, The Expendables and Kira Kosarin performing and using their voices to help promote Super Girl's empowerment platform is absolutely incredible. On the surfing side, the Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro powered by Celsius is not only a showcase for the top-ranked surfers in the world, but also a springboard to help launch surf careers and provide unmatched mentorship between pros and newcomers."
The event will run daily Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m PT.
Access to the surfing, concerts, Esports, panels, classes, speakers and all elements are free to attend.
The event will be televised throughout November and December on Bally Sports and will be streamed live on September 17 - 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. via 15 digital partners WorldSurfLeague.com, SuperGirlSufPro.com and twitch.tv/supergirlseries and more.
The Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro powered by Celsius QS 3000 will run September 16 - 18 at Oceanside, California.
Stay tuned to American Surf Magazine for coverage.