2012 Hyundai Tour
The 2012 Hyundai Tour will kick some life into summer starting early January, with five events taking place at iconic surf spots around New Zealand. World - renowned surf destination, Raglan, is included in the mix for the first time…
The 2012 Hyundai Tour will kick some life into summer starting early January, with five events taking place at iconic surf spots around New Zealand. World - renowned surf destination, Raglan, is included in the mix for the first time in the tours’ six-year history.
The complete calendar of events for the 2012 Hyundai Tour follows:
Hyundai Tour Event 1, 7-8 January, Raglan (4-star)
Hyundai Tour Event 2, 15-21 January, Piha (5-star) – National Championships
Hyundai Tour Event 3, 3-6 February, Sandy Bay (SNZ 6-star / ASP LQS 1-star)
Hyundai Tour Event 4, 18-19 February, Mount Maunganui (4-star)
Hyundai Tour Event 5, 2-3 March, Port Waikato (6-star)
The 2012 Hyundai Tour will also travel to Piha, Sandy Bay and Mount Maunganui before the season concludes at Port Waikato in early March.
Raglan will be the location on everyone’s minds, as it is not only the first event of the season, but is also the only point break on tour.
The Hyundai Tour’s most anticipated and fun filled stop at Sandy Bay will be staged over four days on Waitangi weekend, and will remain part of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Australasia Longboard Qualifying Series (LQS), with a one-star rating.
The international sanctioning ensures the best longboard proponents in this corner of the world will return to New Zealand to compete for valuable rating points towards their qualification for the ASP World Longboard Tour.
Hyundai New Zealand has been the main supporter and title sponsor of the National Champs for the seventh straight year as part of their long standing partnership with surfing in New Zealand. The announcement of the 2012 tour follows Hyundai’s confirmation of their commitment to the sport of surfing and Surfing New Zealand for a further year.
In preparation for the Hyundai Tour events season, Hyundai has been working with Surfing New Zealand to create a series of family friendly events aimed at getting locals and visitors along and joining in.