COOLANGATTA, Australia (Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2006) – The men and women of the Foster’s ASP World Tour and ASP Women’s World Tour approach their surfing like a science. Thanks to a recent deal brokered between the ASP and Surfline, the world’s Top 45 men and 17 women now have state-of-the-art surf forecasting at their fingertips.
"Surfline has worked with many of the world's best surfers for over 20 years and is stoked to formalize our relationship with the ASP by providing the surfers with premium Surfline memberships,” Sean Collins, President/Founder of Surfline said.
“Our primary goal will always be to score the best waves in the world, because we know that success will surely follow for the ASP World Tour and the entire surfing community when surfers everywhere can logon to the webcast to witness the best surfing on the planet," Collins said.
Because the ASP is committed to putting the world’s best surfers in the world’s best waves and Surfline’s mission is to identify the planet’s most idyllic conditions at any given moment, the arrangement was a no-brainer.
“We travel the world in search of perfect waves and I am thrilled to be able to give our surfers access to the world’s best surf forecasting,” Brodie Carr, ASP CEO, said. “Surfline has been a long time supporter of the ASP and it is great to extend our partnership further.”
Surfline's Premium Forecasts, which will furnish the Foster’s ASP World Tour and ASP Women’s World Tour surfers with comprehensive surf conditions from Australia, Hawaii and every tour stop in between, are updated and accurate up to five days in advance.
In addition, the surfers can now log onto LOLA, the world's only computer-generated, automated surf forecasting tool, to forecast waves down the street or at their favorite secret spots between ASP World Tour events.
“There is not an internet session that goes by that I don't look at LOLA,” Kelly Slater, eight-time ASP World Champion said. “It's so cool to check out the places you have been or are going to get an up-to-the-minute look at what's happening.”