Surf competition at Sri Lanka
World First At This Year’s SriLankan Airlines Pro
SriLankan Airlines and the ASP are pleased to announce the addition of the 2011 SriLankan Airlines Pro to the ASP Tour calendar. This year the SriLankan Airlines Pro will see an exciting world first by combining an ASP 6-Star women’s event and an ASP World Longboard Title (WLT) men’s event.
The SriLankan Airlines Pro will return to Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka after last year’s event saw consistent, pumping waves running down the famous right-hand point for the duration of the waiting period. ASP Australasia General Manager Dane Jordan is excited to see Sri Lanka on the ASP Tour in 2011.
“Arugam Bay is such a great wave for both competitors and spectators,” Jordan said. “Last year the men (6 star event) scored almost perfect waves every day and now it’s the women and the longboarders’ turn. Sri Lanka is such an exotic destination for surfers and to have a World Title event at Arugam Bay is great for the sport worldwide and within Sri Lanka. It’s great to have a world-class airline sponsoring our events and we are proud to continue our partnership with SriLankan Airlines to showcase Sri Lanka to the world.”
This year’s the SriLankan Airlines Pro Arugam Bay will run from August 30 – September 4. The SriLankan Airlines Pro will cater to the needs of all surf fans by combining the excitement and finesse of women’s surfing with technicality and skill of men’s longboarding.www.aspworldtour.com