The Billabong Pro will be held in July 2012 in Jeffreys Bay, ensuring that the world best surfers as well as the international media crews will be back in town for an extended period next year.

South Africans will be hoping that local surfer and defending champion Jordy Smith will make it three in a row in the fabled waves of Supertubes.

Jordy Smith lays down the law at Supers. Photo: ASP

ASP International has released its 2012 World Tour schedule today, outlining the respective tours for the year ahead:

2012 ASP World Title Series:
Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast – Australia (February 25 – March 7, 2012)
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach – Australia (April 3 – 14, 2012)
Billabong Rio Pro – Brazil (May 9 – 20, 2012)
Volcom Pro Fiji – Fiji (June 3 – 16, 2012)
Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay – South Africa (July 11 – 22, 2012)
Billabong Pro Teahupoo – Tahiti (August 16 – 27, 2012)
Quiksilver Pro New York – USA (September 2 – 14, 2012)
Hurley Pro at Trestles – USA (September 15 – 23, 2012)
Quiksilver Pro France – France (September 26 – October 6, 2012)
Rip Curl Pro Portugal – Portugal (October 7 – 17, 2012)
Billabong Pipe Masters – Hawaii (December 8 – 20, 2012)
Notably absent from the 2012 ASP World Title Series schedule is the Rip Curl Pro Search, but the event will return in 2013.
The 2012 ASP Women’s World Title Series sees the return of the core seven events from this season, and the ASP will be diligently working on adding events before the start of the season in February.
2012 ASP Women’s World Title Series:
Roxy Pro Gold Coast – Australia (February 25 – March 7, 2012)
Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach – Australia (April 3 – 9, 2012)
Subaru Pro Women’s Surf Festival – New Zealand (April 11 – 15, 2012)
Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic – Australia (April 18 – 23, 2012)
Billabong Rio Pro – Brazil (May 9 – 20, 2012)
Roxy Pro Biarritz – France (July 9 – 15, 2012)
Nike US Open of Surfing – USA (July 30 – August 5, 2012)
2011 marked the first fully functioning year for the ASP Prime Series and the initial offering was a resounding success. The ASP Prime events will continue to showcase the established elite tour campaigners battling the new guard in ten venues this coming year.
2012 ASP Prime Series:
Hang Loose Pro – Brazil (February 7 – 12, 2012)
Telstra Drug Aware Pro – Australia (March 19 – 25, 2012)
Nike Lowers Pro – USA (April 30 – May 5, 2012)
Saquarema Surf Pro International – Brazil (May 21 – 27, 2012)
Mr Price Pro Ballito – South Africa (July 2 – 9, 2012)
Nike US Open of Surfing – USA (July 30 – August 5, 2012)
Billabong Azores Island Pro – Portugal (October 19 – 24, 2012)
Super Surf International – Brazil (October 27 – November 1, 2012)
S B Reef Hawaiian Pro – Hawaii (November 14 – 25, 2012)
Vans World Cup – Hawaii (November 26 – December 6, 2012)
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