• Wanning, Hainan Island, China | Surfing Swatch Girls Pro China

2011 was a groundbreaking year in pro surfing when the SWATCH GIRLS PRO CHINA hosted by Wanning was announced. The organizers did their research and embraced one of surfing fundamental ethics - the quest for new and exciting locations. Thus history was made in staging the first event international pro competition in Chinese waters. As Australia's Chelsea Williams lifted the event trophy and USA's Lindsay Steinriede was crowned 2011 ASP Women's World Longboard Champion, the surfing world watched wide-eyed at the quality peeling left-hand point break of Riyue, Wanning.

In 2012, the SWATCH GIRLS PRO CHINA went mobile and was held 1km south of the main Riyue venue to optimize a rare swell direction, where Hawaii's Kelia Moniz surfed her way to an emphatic victory and was crowned 2012 ASP Women's World Longboard Champion!

Now our attention turns to the next chapter of the SWATCH GIRLS PRO CHINA. With the locals buzzing at the prospect of the top women longboarders in the world again gracing their shores, as well as surfers themselves jumping at the chance to return to the beautiful Riyue Bay Wanning shoreline, the event - which will crown the 2013 ASP Women's World Longboard Champion - looks set to be better than ever.

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