The Volcom Fiji Pro surfing competition last year was considered by many as one of the most memorable stops of the 2012 ASP World Tour, and today – June 2, 2013 – marks the beginning of the 13-day waiting period which falls directly in the middle of Fiji’s prime surf season.
Our travels to Fiji last week brought some hairy weather conditions and we saw in person the southern pacific seas stirring with swell. It’s looking good that this year’s surf event will be an epic one!
There will be several newcomers to the Fiji stop this year including Volcom’s own Dusty Payne. A lengthy ankle injury held Dusty out of the competition last year so he’ll be making his first showing at the Volcom Fiji Pro.
Volcom has selected Mitch Coleborn as its 2013 Volcom Fiji Pro Wildcard for the second year in a row and the second wildcard will be awarded to the winner of the local trials held by the Fiji Surfing Association. Last year Mitch showed the world
his amazing surfing prowess with a stunning round one victory over eventual event champion Kelly Slater before losing to Joel Parkinson in a extremely close round 3 battle.
“I’m excited to get back to Fiji and compete as a wildcard at one of the best stops on tour. The waves are amazing and last year was one of the best trips of my life.” – Mitch Coleborn
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If you’re not in Fiji to see the 2013 Volcom Fiji Pro surfing competition in person, they will be airing a 90-minute special Red Bull Signature Series show on NBC, Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 4:30EST/1:30PST – www.redbullsignatureseries.com.
To learn more about travel in Fiji, visit www.fiji.travel. In July, Air Pacific will officially become Fiji Airways with expanded routes and flights and a fleet newly designed Fiji Airways A330 Airbus planes. More info coming soon…
UPDATE: Since we published this, due to offshore winds and small surf, the first day of Volcom Fiji Pro surf event was a lay day. Head here to see the heat line up at Fiji’s surf competition.
* Photos courtesy Volcom Fiji Pro surfing