Foster's Pro Tour Adds Seven


HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA — With summer about to arrive, of the Foster’s Pro Surfing Tour have announced the addition of seven new events to the 2002 competition schedule. The Southern California area surf contests are part of the Elmore Toyota Surf Series, which has joined forces with the FPST to create a unified North American tour with more than 20 rated competitions.

Six of the Elmore Toyota events will carry a 1-Star WQS ratings while the December finale will be worth 2-Star points. All Foster’s Tour events are part of the Association of Surfing Professionals’ World Qualifying Series, the only way for America’s top wave riders to reach the ASP’s World Championship Tour.

The new surf contests bring an additional $80,000 in prizemoney to the Foster’s Tour, bringing the total value of available winnings to over $400,000.

Jerry Lehman, the producer of the Elmore Toyota events, is stoked to be a part of the Foster’s Pro Surfing Tour. “There’s a lot of energy coming in behind professional surfing in the US right now,” said Lehman. “To have global brands like Foster’s and Toyota joining us on the beach creates a huge opportunity for the up-and-coming surfers. This will provide a pathway for America’s best to take on the world.”