For the 6th year running the Maldives will host another Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) world class surfing event in the stunning tropical islands – this time cosponsored by Oakley and Srilankan Airlines.
The 4 star rated ASP Australasia rated World Qualifying Series (WQS) will be held from 8-11 June 2006 at the never before used location of ‘Pasta Point’ on the south western tip of Dhonveli Beach Resort & Spa, which offers one of the world’s premier left hand point breaks located in the famous North Male Atoll. High level surfing action with ASP competitors from Australia, Hawaii, Japan, Brazil, South Africa and Europe are expected to compete for the prize money of US$ 75,000.
The Maldives is becoming an increasingly popular surf destination for enthusiastic world travelling surfers. Leading Australian World Qualifying Series surfer Adam Robertson described the upgrade announcement by saying “This is fantastic news, the Maldives is such a great event with perfect weather, amazingly warm waters and great quality waves. We all love going there to compete because we know we’re in for a real quality event.”
Mitch Thorson, Surf Marketing Manager, Oakley South Pacific says “Oakley is proud to begin an association with the ASP Australasia and Sri Lankan Airlines, and we look forward to developing a long term relationship with the Maldives and its people.”
“The Maldives represents all of the allure of living the surfing dream – tropical islands, perfect waves, incredible weather, great hospitality – we’re super fired up about this project!”
For further information about the event please contact:
Telephone: 02 6674 9888
Facsimile: 02 6674 9887
Email: [email protected]