2007 WCT: New faces, New Technology
Apparently the ASP will be introducing video replay technology for the judges for next year's CT in order to avoid controversy and keep scores as accurate as possible. Sometimes I wish we had video replay technology for my sessions too, coz the other week I pulled into a backhand baz at a scenic reefbreak near the SE office and none of twats I work with believe me, in fact they just cracked up laughing. What the hell do they know about surfing anyway?
Anyway, here's the new WCT lineups for next year courtesy of the latest ASP press release:
The 2007 Foster’s ASP Men’s World Tour Lineup
Kelly Slater (USA) Andy Irons (HAW) Mick Fanning (AUS) Taj Burrow (AUS) Bobby Martinez (USA) Joel Parkinson (AUS) Damien Hobgood (USA) Tom Whitaker (AUS) Taylor Knox (USA) Dean Morrison (AUS) Tim Reyes (USA) Phillip MacDonald (AUS) Cory Lopez (USA) Bruce Irons (HAW) Bede Durbidge (AUS) C.J. Hobgood (USA) Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) Daniel Wills (AUS) Greg Emslie (ZAF) Adriano de Souza (BRA) Chris Ward (USA) Shaun Cansdell (AUS) Travis Logie (ZAF) Michael Lowe (AUS) Luke Stedman (AUS) Mark Occhilupo (AUS) Pancho Sullivan (HAW) Jeremy Flores (FRA) Michael Campbell (AUS) Ricky Basnett (ZAF) Royden Bryson (ZAF) Dayyan Neve (AUS) Troy Brooks (AUS) Neco Padaratz (BRA) Josh Kerr (AUS) Ben Dunn (AUS) Bernado Miranda (BRA) Gabe Kling (USA) Victor Ribas (BRA) Leonardo Neves (BRA) Kai Otton (AUS) Rodrigo Dornelles (BRA) Adrian Buchan (AUS) Raoni Monteiro (BRA) Luke Munro (AUS)
Replacements: Trent Munro (AUS) David Weare (ZAF) Peterson Rosa (BRA)
2007 ASP Women’s World Tour Lineup
Layne Beachley (AUS) Melanie Redman-Carr (AUS) Chelsea Georgeson (AUS) Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS) Sofia Mulanovich (PER) Rebecca Woods (AUS) Claire Bevilacqua (AUS) Silvana Lima (BRA) Megan Abubo (HAW) Rochelle Ballard (HAW) * Samantha Cornish (AUS) Jacqueline Silva (BRA) Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) Melanie Bartels (HAW) Amee Donohoe (AUS) Caroline Sarran (FRA) Roseanne Hodge (ZAF)
Well Happy Christmas to everyone out there except those who doubt my tube prowess, you know who you are.