HUNTINGTON BEACH, California/USA (Sunday, January 2, 2011) - The 2011 ASP Top 17 have been determined, ushering in one of the most exciting fields of women surfers in the history of the sport.
With the allocation of the ASP Wildcard (going to Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS), 24), the ASP Top 17 has been set, comprised of the Top 10 finishers from the 2010 ASP World Tour, the top six finishers on the ASP Women's World Rankings and the ASP wildcard.
"With the allocation of the ASP Wildcard, the 2011 ASP Top 17 have been finalized with the seed list below," Renato Hickel, ASP World Tour Manager, said. "We have an excellent field of girls on tour and a solid schedule. We're excited for a big year in 2011."
1. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS)
2. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS)
3. Carissa Moore (HAW)
4. Silvana Lima (BRA)
5. Sofia Mulanovich (PER)
6. Chelsea Hedges (AUS)
7. Coco Ho (HAW)
8. Melanie Bartels (HAW)
9. Paige Hareb (NZL)
10. Rebecca Woods (AUS)
11. Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS) * ASP Wildcard
12. Laura Enever (AUS)
13. Tyler Wright (AUS)
14. Courtney Conlogue (USA)
15. Jacqueline Silva (BRA)
16. Pauline Ado (FRA)
17. Alana Blanchard (HAW)
The first stop on the 2011 ASP Women's World Tour will be the Roxy Pro Gold Coast from February 26 through March 9, 2011.
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