16th Annual Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro Returns to Oceanside Pier
ASA Entertainment announced today that the World Surf League (WSL) QS3000 Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro powered by Celsius will celebrate its 16th year at the Oceanside Pier in Oceanside, Calif., September 16-18, 2022. The nationally televised event is the largest female surf contest in the world, with more than 90 of the world’s top pros scheduled to compete. Admission to the event is free.
Some of the biggest names in women’s surfing are expected to attend, including surfing icon Bethany Hamilton and former Super Girl Champions Carissa Moore, Caroline Marks, Lakey Peterson, Tatiana Weston-Webb, Coco Ho, Sage Erickson, Courtney Conlogue, Caitlin Simmers (Oceanside), Alyssa Spencer (Carlsbad) and Samantha Sibley (San Clemente).
As an exciting addition to the surf lineup, the event will also feature an elite-level women’s longboarding competition with 48 of the top female pros and up-and-coming stars. World Champions Honolua Blomfield, Summer Romero, Soleil Errico and Jen Smithwill headline the field alongside 2021 Super Girl Longboarding Champion, Kirra Seale.
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; the annual Super Girl Gamer esports tournament; an all-female DJ Competition; a women’s beach soccer tournament; free classes in fitness, yoga, Zumba, Pilates, wellness and dance; female comediennes; 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.
“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 is supported by Nissan, in conjunction with its California Nissan Dealers, Celsius, the U.S. Air Force, White Claw, Jolyn, Frontwave Credit Union, the Mission Pacific Hotel, Visit Oceanside, Blenders Eyewear, Locals Only Vodka, Pura Vida, Perfect Hydration, Soapy Joe’s, Logitech, Sierra Nevada, Sambazon, Grocery Outlet, Javi’s Ranch Water, Remedy Kombucha, Pacifico and the U.S. Marines.
The event is proud to announce a multi-year extension of its Title Partnership with Nissan and the addition of Celsius as its new Presenting Partner.
“Nissan is committed to the Super Girl Pro Series of surf and gamer events and its mission to celebrate female strength and empowerment,” said Shawn Mirabal, regional vice president, Nissan North America. “The series offers athletic, cultural, educational, business and social opportunities to young women in areas where they have been traditionally underrepresented. We look forward to continuing our support as title sponsor of Super Girl Pro Series for many years.”
The event will run daily Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 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, including at www.supergirlsufpro.com and twitch.tv/supergirlseries.
For more information on the concert lineup, surfing, classes, schedules, esports and more, visit www.supergirlsurfpro.com. To connect via social media, follow @SupergirlPro on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter.