Courtesy of WSL – World Surf League
– Jack’s Surfboards celebrates 60 years with addition of men’s event
– Live webcast to show event through World Surf League
– More at www.worldsurfleague.com
HUNTINGTON BEACH, California/ USA (Wednesday, February 1, 2017) – The World Surf League (WSL) North America region is excited to announce the addition of the Jack’s Pro Men’s Qualifying Series (QS) 1,500 event March 31 – April 2, 2017. In honor of their 60th Anniversary, Jack’s Surf Shop will be sponsoring this event with a live webcast from the southside of the Huntington Beach Pier and providing more opportunity for surfers within their home region of North America.
For thirty-six years, co-owner of Jack’s Surfboards, Jamal Abdelmuti, has found himself part of the legacy that’s
“We are beyond thrilled to be sponsoring a QS level event and better yet to have the event in our own backyard,” Abdelmuti said. “We are excited to be able to give surfers another opportunity to earn those valuable QS points and we are counting down the days to the event.”
“From our first shop on Main Street in Huntington Beach to now having over ten locations, we are very grateful to have had such success in the surf industry for six decades,” Adelmuti continued. “Our business would not be where it is today without the strong relationships we have built over many years and the support from the community. We look forward to many more years in business and celebrating our 60th anniversary with the inaugural Jack’s Pro.”
One of those up-and-coming surfers looking for valuable QS points is 18-year-old Jordy Collins (USA). Collins began turning heads at last year’s Essential Costa Rica Open QS3,000 with a Quarterfinal result and is ready for his first
“QS events like this are super important just to stay in contest mode and keep you fresh,” Collins said.
“This year I want to qualify for the 10,000’s so I can really start making a run at the tour next year,” Collins added. “It’s just going to take me grinding away at these lower level events all year long to accomplish it.”
Contest Director Scott Waring knows the importance of making events happen for these competitors, putting on
“I’ve known Jamal [Abdelmuti],
No one knows the importance of inaugural events more than the WSL North America General Manager, Meg Bernado, and Tour Managaer,
“We know how important these regional events are for our surfers to gain points and experience within their home region,” Bernado said. “It is our hope
With a number of contests still remaining tentative, every event that gets confirmed is an important step in the right direction for the North America region.
|About the World Surf League
The World Surf League (WSL), formerly the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP), is dedicated to celebrating the world’s best surfing on the world’s best waves through a variety of best-in-class audience platforms. The League, headquartered in Santa Monica, is a truly global sport with regional offices in Australasia, Africa, North America, South America, Hawaii, Japan and Europe.
The WSL has been championing the world’s best surfing since 1976, running global events across the Samsung Galaxy Men’s and Women’s Championship Tours, the Big Wave Tour, Qualifying Series, Junior and Longboard Championships, as well as the WSL Big Wave Awards. The League possesses a deep appreciation for the sport’s rich heritage while promoting progression, innovation and performance at the highest levels.
Showcasing the world’s best surfing on its digital platform at WorldSurfLeague.com as well as the free WSL app, the WSL has a passionate global fan base with millions tuning in to see world-class athletes like Mick Fanning, John John Florence, Stephanie Gilmore, Greg Long, Gabriel Medina, Carissa Moore, Makua Rothman, Kelly Slater, Adriano de Souza and more battle on the most unpredictable and dynamic field of play of any sport in the world.
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