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|Industry heads (left to right): Randy Rarrick, Graham Stapelberg, Doug Palladini, and Rod Brooks.|
Following this first cycle, the projection for 2011 and beyond will be for three to four cycles per year. With all of these changes taking place for both the men's and the women's tours, there a lot to sort out before the start of the WQS season in January. Reportedly a follow-up announcement will be made in Hawaii by December 1.
All surfers who qualify for the ASP World Tour from this year (Top 27 on ASP World Tour and Top 15 on ASP WQS) will be on the ASP Dream Tour in 2010. After half of the season, the Top 32 rated surfers on the ASP World Tour will remain, while the bottom 13 are cycled back into the ASP WQS events. From then on, the ASP World Tour field will be 32 surfers. After the 2010 European leg, those 32 surfers will become dynamic, with top performing ASP WQS surfers being cycled into the ASP World Tour events.
|Summit leaders (left to right): A freshly shorn Mick Fanning, Randy Rarrick, Neil Ridgeway, Kieren Perrow, and Rod Brooks.|