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WCT Preview 2013

Lost Surfboards for Brett Simpson, Seabass aka Sebastian Zietz and Kolohe Andino.
Look for some of the top WCT surfers to be riding a Hydroflex this season, above are boards glasses in our 3D technology for Brett Simpson, Sebastian "Seabass" Zietz, and Kolohe Andino help to start off their campaign down under.


It’s just a few short weeks until this years ASP World Championship Tour starts up again to kick off the new season. As always, it starts off down under at Snapper Rocks, Australia, where the top 34 surfers in the world will battle it out to take this year’s crown. Top WCT surfer and Aussie local Josh Kerr looks to put on a great show for the home crowd and will found with a handful of brand new Hydroflex Surfboards in his quiver for the event.

A Rusty Hydroflex quiver for Josh Kerr.
Josh Kerr's Rusty Hydroflex quiver for Snapper.

Last year rounded out with very close race between John John Florence, Mick Fanning, Kelly Slater, and Joel Parkinson, with Joel taking the crown and bragging rights going into 2013. Also, last year brought us tons of new young talent with Gabriel Medina, Kohole Andino, and John John Florence (all under 21 years old) making their WCT rookie seasons ones to remember and ending the season towards the top. Look for SoCal local and Mayhem rider, Kolohe Andino, surfing the shapes by Matt Biolos to get off to a hot start. We recently glassed a board for him.

Some fresh faces on tour this year include Sebastian Zietz, a 25 year old Hawaiian who really made a name for himself in 2012 winning the Vans Triple Crown. ‘Sebass’ will have a board from us in his quiver this year so keep a lookout for some incredible surfing from this new talented competitor.

A Lost Hydroflex board for Seabass, Sebastian Zietz.
A Lost surfboard for Seabass, Sebastian Zietz for Snapper.

Location changes and new sponsors will also be found on tour this season. The ASP just recently announced a new event in Bali, Indonesia for the Oakley Pro. This is the first time since 2008 that the tour will be holding an event in Indonesia and the first ever WCT event sponsored by Oakley. Back stateside, with Nike pulling out of surfing, a new sponsorship opportunity opened up for the largest arena surfing has to offer; The US Open in Huntington beach. Vans Footwear has taken over and will host the biggest surfing contest in the world that hosts nearly a million people over the week of surfing. 

A Lost Hydroflex Surfboard for Brett Simpson.
A Lost surfboard for Brett Simpson.

Huntington Beach local Brett Simpson will be representing his hometown and Hydroflex Surfboards in his stack of shredleds for the AU leg.

Also lookout for Jeremy Flores and Matt Wilkinson to be with some Christian Bradley surfboards with Hydrogflex 3D glassing during year's ASP World Championship Tour.

Matt Wilkinson at the Trestles Pro in 2012.
Matt Wilkinson at Trestles.

Keep updated on all tour news and photos from Hydroflex. Follow us on Twitter @hydroflexsurf and on Instagram @hydroflexsurfboards - Also, search for us at many of the ASP events this year giving away free swag and hanging out.