Queens County, Long Island. Courtesy of Flickr
Quiksilver and ASP announced today that New York's Long Island will be the site of the Quiksilver Pro New York this fall, according to TransWorld Surf. The event, running from September 4-15, will be the first East Coast venue for the ASP World Tour, and the $1 million purse will be the largest yet offered on the tour.
The Pro New York will be the sixth stop of the 2011 World Tour and will draw some of the best wave riders in the world to an East Coast haven for surfers.
"When I was young," said Kelly Slater, ten time ASP World Champion, "I remember some great waves on Long Island with my brother Sean and my friends. I'm really looking forward to being in New York."