Bethany Hamilton of Hawaii , returning in September, carves a wave in the third round of the Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro in 2019. Photo by Chris Stone
Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro — a nationally televised event touted as the largest female surf contest in the world — returns to Oceanside Pier in September with more than 90 of the world’s top pros set to compete.
Some of the biggest names include 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).
The event runs from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, through Sunday, Sept. 18. Access to the surfing, concerts, e-sports, panels, classes, speakers and all elements are free.
“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,” said Rick Bratman, CEO of ASA Entertainment, the event’s producer.
In addition to the surf lineup, the event will will 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 Smith will headline the field alongside 2021 Super Girl Longboarding Champion Kirra Seale.
The Nissan Concert Series will include 15 artists, including The Offspring, Smash Mouth, Hoobastank, The Expendables and Kira Kosarin. Other acts will be announced in coming weeks.
The event features 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 (fitness, yoga, Zumba, Pilates, wellness and dance), female comediennes and celebrity speakers.
Also: 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 event is part of the Super Girl Series, a platform that includes four women’s action sports, e-sports and lifestyle events designed to promote female empowerment, inclusion and equality.
Each of the Super Girl events is centered on providing athletic, social, cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities for young women in traditionally male-dominated industries.
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 will be televised throughout November and December on Bally Sports and will be streamed live from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m on Sept. 17-18 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.