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Samsung Galaxy ASP Men’s World Tour Preview Guide

A guide to all 11 events in the men's ASP World Tour calendar

The Quiksilver Pro has kicked off the tour for the last eight years, and the dredging sand points of Queensland have been a place to lay down a marker as to who will be in contention for the world title.

The contest site is split between two venues in the town of Coolangatta. Snapper Rocks is most consistent of the two picking up almost all available swell. A dredging take off with the potential for deep tubes races off into long right handers with further tube and air sections.

If the swell gets too big for Snapper then the event moves down the point to the legendary wave at Kirra. Kirra is a tube riders wave and winning here is all about how long you can stay in the pit.

Who to watch out for?

In the last eight years the event has been won by only four men, Kelly Slater, Taj Burrow and local boys Joel Parkinson and Mick Fanning.

It’s no surprise to find out that in fast right hand barrels a goofy footer has only ever won once (Mick Lowe 9 years ago), and if you’re a betting man/woman the smart money is on one of the four above or one of the new school natural footers like John John Florence, Julian Wilson or Sebastien Zeitz.

2013 Quiksilver Pro Finals Video:

How to watch?

The whole of the tour is broadcast live on a free webcast, just go to www.aspworldtour.com and follow the link.

The Goldcoast is GMT +10, so that means you need to get the coffee on for a long late night. The event runs typically over the best three days of the holding period.

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