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ASP Europe Specialty Event in Ireland

May 9, 2012

Barefoot Wines in association with Billabong will host ASP Europe’s first specialty event in 2012: an expression session with a 3,000€ prize-purse in Bundoran, Ireland during the Sea Sessions festival next summer from June 29 to July 1. The invitational event will host some of the UK and Europe’s best free surfers as well as well-known ASP competitors.

The Sea Sessions Surf Music Festival will once again be in the spotlight this summer with an incredible lineup of musical artists including the likes of Happy Mondays, Kaiser Chiefs, The Coronas or Rev Run from Run DMC. The Musical event will be completed by multiple sporting activities and entertainment ! The Beach Sports and Beach Olympics side of the festival will give you a unique occasion to come play various beach sports like soccer, rugby, volley-ball and hand-ball in a fun environment and with lots of prizes to win!

This dynamic event also gets its reputation from the action-sports entertainment side where the public can attend skateboard and BMX shows like the Adrenaline State High Octane BMX  and Stunt Bike Display. And off course this full weekend of action sports and music wouldn’t be just quite as fun if it wasn’t for the ASP Europe Specialty Event: the Barefoot Expression Session in association with Billabong.

For the second time, ASP Europe is proud to be associated to this exciting Specialty Event where the format of competition allows for all the surfers to go Big and put on a great show for the crowds. With a 3-day waiting period and an event that could run in as little as 2 hours, it gives an opportunity to the organizers to select the best possible option of tides and break to run their event and get the best waves on-offer around. Pete Craig, organizer of the event tells us a little more about the Expression Session.

“We are pleased to be teaming up with Barefoot wine and Billabong”, Pete said. “Billabong are super excited by the expression session format and the licence, it allows their free surfers to go as hard as possible. The expression session will see Europe’s top free surfers fight it out for a 3,000 Euro prize pot and bragging rights. The expression session format means the surfers only need 1 scoring ride so they can go all out.”

Surfers from all over the UK and Ireland will try to battle it out with some of Europe’s best in a different format from a typical competition, where only progressive surfing will matter, for the pleasure of the public attending this event. The selection for this invite-only event has started and big names have already dropped from previous editions and local areas.

“Already confirmed are last year’s winner Alan Stokes along with top UK rippers Oli Adams and Ruben Ash who will not only take on the local crew but the best of main land Europe up and coming rippers. The expression session is only open to surfers at the highest level but if you want to make a name for yourself in front of the ASP and thousands of music fans and compete for 3k send us an email to seasessionssurf@gmail.com.”

The 2012 Barefoot Expression Session in assoc. with Billabong will run from June 29 – July 1 in Bundoran, Ireland. To find out more, please visit www.aspeurope.com and discover the full lineup of SeaSessions at www.seasessions.com.

Photo: Bundoran will host the Sea Sessions Music and Surf Festival again this year! Photocredit: ©SeaSessions

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