Roxy Jam Cardiff begins Friday

CARDIFF, Calif. — The 3rd annual Roxy Jam Cardiff featuring the Linda Benson Women’s World Longboard Pro presented by Schick Quattro for Women will be from Sept. 19 to 21 at Cardiff Reef in Cardiff, Calif. The Association of Surfing Professionals Longboard Qualifying Series 6-Star event marks the biggest event for professional female longboarders in North America, with the winner of the event claiming the ASP North America Women’s Longboarding Title.

Jennifer Smith of Pacific Beach, Calif., the 2007 ASP Women’s World Longboarding Champion, won the event last year and will be back to defend her title against the field of international longboarding talent in this year’s event. The San Diego based longboarder hopes the conditions on offer this year will mirror last year’s excellent conditions.

“It’s the biggest longboarding event we have in California and all of the international competitors come here for the event,” Smith said. “If we have waves like we did last year it’s going to be an amazing contest. The level of women’s longboarding has really increased and the younger girls are surfing really well.”

Smith’s victory at the Roxy Jam Cardiff capped off an amazing season for the young talent. Claiming a victory at the ASP LQS 6-Star event alongside the ASP North America Women’s Longboarding Title was a confidence booster for the young surfer’s career and she hopes to have a repeat performance this year.

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