ASP Roxy Women's World Longboard Championships Set to Start tomorrow

BIARRITZ, France (Thursday, July 10, 2008)- The Roxy ASP Women's
World Longboard Championships (WWLC), the deciding event in the
race for the 2008 ASP Women's World Longboard Title, will start
tomorrow at La Côôe des Basques in Biarritz, France.

Forty-eight of the world's best female longboarders are looking
forward to compete in the third edition of the Roxy ASP WWLC.

Jennifer Smith (USA), reigning ASP Women's World Longboard
Champion, and Justine Dupont (FRA), runner-up in 2007, will both
paddle out tomorrow.

Smith, 22, will try and defend her title at the famous beach of
La Cote des Basques. Runner-up in the ASP WWLC in 2006 before
claiming the crown in 2007, Smith is looking forward to getting
things going.

"When I was surfing this morning, I was getting a little nervous
thinking about the contest
", Smith said. "Now, I am feeling
good. I am figuring out with my boards I am going to ride
tomorrow so I am pretty confident. I love Biarritz, it is really
good for longboarding.
"

Justine Dupont (FRA), 16, last year's runner-up for her first
ever ASP World Longboard Tour event, will try and dethrone
Smith. Dupont stands as one of the many competitors with the
potential to take the ASP Women's World Longboard Title, and the
young Frenchwoman's second apprearance in the Roxy Jam will be
much anticipated by the local crowd.

"I have no stress right now and I know I will have to surf as
last year, with no pressure
", Dupont said. "It is hard to
compete in both ASP WWLC and ASP Grade-2 Roxy Pro Junior but I
trained a lot so I am looking forward to meeting this
challenge.
"

Wave conditions are expected to be good throughout the week and
the Roxy WWLC officials are confident in giving the best female
longboarders in the world a great time in Biarritz. "This third
edition shoud be very good as we are expecting consistent two to
three foot (0.5 to 1 meter) waves", contest director Philippe
Malvaux said.

"The one-to-one format will give competitors a great opportunity
to show their skills and battle at their best for the ASP World
Longboard title
."

The Roxy ASP WWLC girls will be ready at Noon tomorrow Friday,
July 11, for a possible 12.30 start at La Cote des Basques.

UPCOMING ROUND 1 HEATS

Heat 1 : Leah Dawson (USA), Kelia Moniz (HAW), Yoko Furuchi
(JPN)
Heat 2 : Kassia Meador (USA), Claire Dereux (FRA), Justine
Mauvin (RUN)
Heat 3 : Schuyler Mc Ferran (USA), Isabelle Braly (AUS), Carissa
Moore (HAW)
Heat 4 : Jennifer Flanningan (USA), Sabrina Olas (BRA), Maina
Thompson (BRA)
Heat 5 : Julie Cox (USA), HñÍïÏe Chabeaud (FRA), Roxy Towill
(ZAF)
Heat 6 : Crystal Dzigas (HAW), Kristy Webster (AUS), Emma Wilson
(AUS)
Heat 7 : Joy Monahan (HAW), Cristiana Pires (BRA), Georgia Young
(AUS)
Heat 8 : Jennifer Smith (USA), Kelly Nicely (USA), Ophilie
Ah-Kouen (REU)
Heat 9 : Justine Dupont (FRA), Karina Abras (BRA), Marianne
Bellegrade (FRA)
Heat 10 : Chelsea Williams (AUS), Estitxu Estremo (ESP),
Caroline Angibeaud (FRA)
Heat 11 : Coline Menard (FRA), Emma Neuschwanger (REU), Marloes
V Elswijk (NDL)
Heat 12 : Selby Riddle (AUS), Lindsay Steinriede (USA), Sarah
Baum (ZAF)
Heat 13 : Yuko Shimajiri (JPN), ClñÎence Godinaud (REU), Marine
Ah-Kouen (REU)
Heat 14 : Miku Uemura (HAW), Nathalie Destandau (FRA), Tory
Gilkerson (USA)
Heat 15 : Claire Karabatsos (FRA), Myriam Imaz (ESP), Candice O'Donnell (GBR)
Heat 16 :Kailtin Maguire (USA), Gaelle Szymkowiak (FRA), Kelly
Coward (USA)