World’s Top Surfers to Compete in 2013

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Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) finished up its season in Hawaii this past week with a new 2012 world champ, 31-year old Australian Joel Parkinson.  2012 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) at Banzai Pipeline, Oahu, Hawaii was held in in Memory of Andy Irons who died just over 2 years ago (Nov. 2, 2012) from heart failure and acute mixed drug ingestion of alprazolam, methadone, benzoylecgonine (a metabolite of cocaine) and traces of methamphetamine found in the world champion’s body at the time of his death.

Surfers Competing for 2013 ASP World Title:

Top 22 from 2012 ASP WCT Rankings:
– Joel Parkinson (AUS)
– Kelly Slater (Cocoa Beach, Florida – USA)
– Mick Fanning (AUS)
– John John Florence (HAW)
– Adriano de Souza (BRA)
– Taj Burrow (AUS)
– Gabriel Medina (BRA)
– Josh Kerr (AUS)
– Julian Wilson (AUS)
– Owen Wright (AUS)
– Jeremy Flores (FRA)
– Jordy Smith (ZAF)
– C.J. Hobgood (Satellite Beach, Florida – USA)
– Adrian Buchan (AUS)
– Michel Bourez (PYF)
– Damien Hobgood (Satellite Beach, Florida – USA)
– Miguel Pupo (BRA)
– Alejo Muniz (BRA)
– Kieren Perrow (AUS)
– Bede Durbidge (AUS)
– Travis Logie (ZAF)
– Kai Otton (AUS)

Top 10 from 2012 ASP World Rankings (barring double qualifiers):
– Sebastien Zietz (HAW)
– Kolohe Andino (San Clemente, Calif. – USA)
– Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
– Glenn Hall (IRL)
– Brett Simpson (Huntington Beach, Calif. – USA)
– Filipe Toledo (BRA)
– Adam Melling (AUS)
– Nat Young (Santa Cruz, Calif. – USA)
– Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
– Tiago Pires (PRT)

Two ASP Wildcards:
– Dusty Payne (HAW)
– Raoni Monteiro (BRA)

The 2013 ASP World Championship Tour series launches on March 2, 2013 with Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast at Snapper Rocks. See:

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