According to Interim Commissioner Keiren Perrow next year's tour is in good hands. "The 2014 ASP Men’s WCT, ASP Women’s WCT and qualification tours are designed to produce the world’s most comprehensive and exciting surfers. There’s a lot happening within the sport next year and it’s a very exciting time for professional surfing."

For the first time in organisation’s storied 37-year history, next season will be the first time all of professional surfing’s initiatives from production to athlete care to marketing to operations to media and onwards will be centralised under the purview of the ASP, creating a well-resourced, fan-centric and athlete focused entity committed to celebrating the sport.

Although the details of these initiatives, marketing and operational changes are yet to be revealed we can see that the Margaret River Pro, Fji Pro and Bali Pro have yet to be assigned a naming sponsor. Whatever the case we're excited to see that the Men's World Championship Tour has been boosted to eleven events and the Women's World Championship Tour has secured nine. 2014 is shaping up to being one of the most exciting in competitive surfing history.

2014 ASP Men’s World Championship Tour (WCT) Schedule:

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast – March 1 – 12, 2014

Margaret River Pro – April 2 – 13, 2014

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach – April 16 – 27, 2014

Billabong Rio Pro – May 7 – 18, 2014

Fiji Pro – June 1 – 13, 2014

Bali Pro – June 17 – 28, 2014

Billabong Pro Teahupoo – August 15 – 26, 2014

Hurley Pro at Trestles – September 9 – 20, 2014

Quiksilver Pro France – September 25 – October 6, 2014

Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal – October 8 – 19, 2014

Billabong Pipe Masters – December 8 – 20, 2014

2014 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT) Schedule:

Roxy Pro Gold Coast – March 1 – 12, 2014

Margaret River Pro – April 2 – 13, 2014

Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach – April 16 – 27, 2014

Rio Women’s Pro – May 7 – 18, 2014

Fiji Women’s Pro – May 25 – 30, 2014

Vans US Open of Surfing – July 27 – August 3, 2014

Trestles Women’s Pro – September 9 – 20, 2014

Hossegor Women’s Pro – September 23 – 29, 2014

EDP Cascais Women’s Pro – October 1 – 6, 2014

A full schedule of all ASP 2014 events can be found at www.aspworldtour.com