Costa Mesa, CA – May 23rd, 2013 - The Volcom Fiji Pro of 2012 was considered by many as one of the most memorable stops of last years ASP World Tour, and Volcom is honored to be bringing it to you once again!
The 2nd of June will mark the beginning of the 13-day waiting period which falls directly in the middle of Fiji's prime surf season. The southern oceans have already been stirring with swell and chances are more than promising that we will see epic surf for the event once again.
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.
"I'm so excited to be heading to Fiji for the first time in my career to compete. I've watched every event out there and have always wanted to be
a part of it. I can't really put into words how excited I am to be healthy and ready to compete at one of my favorite waves in the world!" - Dusty Payne
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
The countdown is on and with only 9 days left the excitement is building for what could be one of the greatest shows of the year. For up to the minute news, videos, photos and full contest info go to VolcomFijiPro.com. Watch the teaser at http://vol.cm/10mdE1J