ASP: Women Pro Surfers Deserve Equal Prize Money, Events and Locations to Men
  • Petitioning Kieren Perrow

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Commissioner, Association of Surf Professionals
Kieren Perrow
Deputy Commissioner, Association of Surf Professionals
Jessi Miley-Dyer

ASP: Women Pro Surfers Deserve Equal Prize Money, Events and Locations to Men

    1. Vish OnAMish
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      Vish OnAMish

      Auckland, New Zealand

Everyone agrees that Women's Surfing has progressed and is the best it has ever been, but still the Women's Tour is undervalued by the ASP. Women Professional Surfers have a total prize packet of $120,000. The men have $450,000. Women Pro surfers have 8 events. The men have 10. Women Pro Surfers are scheduled for spots like Biarritz in July, when there are no waves. If the event is cancelled, the ASP don't pay their expenses. Professional surfers already prove their worth to get on the tour in the first place. In such competitive conditions, the women should be afforded the same prize money as men to make a living that allows them to continue to compete. The ASP builds a brand off their talents but is not investing equally in female athletes. 

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    • Erin Kishoni LAKE PLACID, NY
      • 3 months ago

      In all college sports, such as my sport (ice hockey) Women's teams must be given the same resources as the men's teams. So why not bring this theme to the ASP? Eliminating gender discrimination should be looked at the same way as eliminating racial discrimination. These women work just as hard as the men and deserve equal compensation.

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    • Jocelyn Andrew UNIONVILLE, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      I was recently veiwing a surf competition in Cocoa Beach, Florida, that was sponsored by Ron Jon Surf Shop and I was appalled at the difference in prize money between women and men. The third place male winner earned almost triple that of the third place female. In fact, he earned almost as much as the first place female who only got 2000$ and had to travel all the way from Hawai'i. I couldn't really see a difference in the surfing. It was also a shame that one of the pro male surfers decided to surf in the competition area during the female quarter final heats. No one would tell him to leave once they realized he was one of the guys on tour. It was very disrespectful. I'm not from a surfing background but I hope that this petition gets some attention. This is a situation that needs to change fast or the ASP risks alienating half the populations forever.

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    • paris campbell AUSTRALIA
      • 6 months ago

      because i am a girl that surfs and it is definitely not far that women pro surfers get less money than men in the competitions. Women are equally as good as men and it is telling the world that "men are more experienced at surfing than women which means they get more money" THAT IS TOTALLY NOT FAIR. have you ever thought that maybe women are better at surfing????

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 8 months ago

      Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, "She doesn't have what it takes." They will say, "Women don't have what it takes." ~Clare Boothe Luce

      I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a door mat or a prostitute. ~Rebecca West, "Mr Chesterton in Hysterics: A Study in Prejudice," The Clarion, 14 Nov 1913, reprinted in The Young Rebecca, 1982

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    • Jewel Ward CHAPEL HILL, NC
      • 12 months ago

      It's long since past time for women surfers to receive equal pay and recognition as the men.

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