AASP 2022 Overview
2022 was the inaugural year of the Association of Adaptive Surfing Professionals first true adaptive surfing world championship tour sponsored by Visit Oceanside, the two-event tour kicked off in June of 2022 at the AccesSurf Hawaii Adaptive Surfing Championships hosting 100 adaptive surfers from 17 countries, giving away a record $36,000 dollars in prize money and the first points towards an overall adaptive surfing professionals world championship. The final leg of the AASP World Tour ended in Oceanside California on September 8th-11th at the U.S. Open Adaptive Surfing Championships.
The U.S. Open Adaptive Surfing Championships hosted 104 disabled athletes from 17 nations worldwide. The fifth annual event that has helped the growth of the sport worldwide and has set a new standard for professional competitive adaptive surfing. The Hawaii ASC set a record prize in money given away, the U.S. Open ASC prize money is at an all-time high for the event at over $30,000 dollars plus the Adaptive Surfing Professionals World Champions had its own prize pool purse for all points winners. Between the two events Hawaii ASC, the U.S. Open ASC, and the A.A.S.P. World Championship the prize money given away reached $100,000 and there were 17 Adaptive Surfing professional World Champions crowned in nine men’s divisions and eight women’s divisions.
Long Term Tour Goals
The goal of the A.A.S.P. is to have a sustainable four-stop professional world championship adaptive surfing tour that entails different surf breaks and points combined for a professional adaptive surfing world champion in all nine divisions.
We will be adding one or more international events to the event roster in 2024 and 2025