September 2-14: Mark those days on your 2012 calendar because Quiksilver Pro is coming back to Long Beach according to Newsday. In her article Quiksilver surfing contest to return to LI, reporter Aisha Al-Muslim writes:
The schedule doesn’t identify Long Beach, but ASP North America spokesman Bobby Shadley said the city will be the location for the contest with $1 million in prize money.
“Long Beach is a new, exciting area to bring professional surfers to,” Shadley said. “The feedback was very positive.”
Yet, in the article City Manager Charles Theofan is quoted saying that the Quiksilver folks have not contacted the city yet.
I’m sure a bunch of you can’t get past the Newsday paywall to actually read the full article, but that’s the gist of it. Oh yeah, and there’s a quote from Charles, the owner of Duke Falcons in there as well, as mentioned earlier.
Is this Newsday confirmation enough to convince us all?
(source: Newsday – Quiksilver surfing contest to return to LI)