After just one event on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour the world's elite surfers are already looking ahead to their return to Fiji…
There's been only one event on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour – won by Taj Burrows with Red Bull's own Jordy Smith in third place – but already the pro surfing world is talking about the Volcom Fiji Pro, which sees the ASP Top 34 hitting Fiji in June.
The fourth event on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour will be held at Dream Tour venues Cloudbreak and Restaurants. It's also Volcom’s inaugural ASP World Championship Tour event.
The Volcom Fiji Pro joins a schedule that already includes events in Australia, Brazil, Tahiti, USA, France, Portugal and the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. The ASP Top 34 who'll be competing there are already excited about returning to Fiji after a three-year hiatus.
2011's ASP World Runner-up Joel Parkinson said, “I am so amped to be going back to Fiji, it is my favorite place of all time. The waves, the people and the food – it epitomizes what the ASP Dream Tour is and should be. I can't wait for the event.”
Red Bull's two-time ASP World Champion Mick Fanning had this to say: "I've really missed the Fiji event. Cloudbreak and Restaurants are, without a doubt, two of the best waves on earth, so having Volcom bring an event back to Fiji is insane. I've never had a bad trip to Fiji. The place rules! The locals are classic, the fishing is awesome, the waves are perfect and I'm stinging to get back there!"
The Volcom Fiji Pro takes place from June 3-15. The next stop on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour is the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach from April 3-14, 2012.