Viervoudig ASP Women’s World Champion (1994-1997) Lisa Andersen doet haar wedstrijd licra weer aan en doet maar aan de Moskova trials om zo een plek te krijgen in de Roxy Pro presented by Land Rover die gehouden wordt aan de Gold Coast op 25 februari.

De trials worden op 24 februari gehouden en de winnaar krijgt een kans om mee te doen aan de Roxy Pro.

Lisa Andersen heeft in 2003 voor het laatst meegedaan aan de wedstrijd en sindsdien is het dan ook stil geweest rond Lisa Andersen en het wedstrijd surfen.

“It’s really a great opportunity to get back into something I love and to surf Snapper again with the girls and really feel a part of the event again,” Aldus Lisa Andersen.

“Every year I come and I barely get a wave, this year I’ll be able to get out in the water and perform and have some fun. I’m excited. I’m always excited to come to Australia. I really consider it a second home.”

“The Roxy Pro is such a great start to the competition year. It’s a big perk to be involved. I really hope everyone enjoys the event. I can’t wait to get my feet wet and to catch some Aussie waves.”

Het mag dan wel zes jaar geleden zijn voor Lisa Andersen, ze is er niet minder op gebrandt om het evenement te winnen.

“I really missed the Tour when I first stopped competing, but now there’s so many things in my life that keep m e busy – being a Mum and watching the kids grow up, I couldn’t live without that now.”

“But when I’m free surfing every day, it’s always like a part of me is hungry to compete for waves. That never dies within. It always lives on; for me and I’m sure other girls. You’re always wanting to try to get better and to get the best wave, and always competing with the boys for waves.”

De concurrentie heeft dan ook hoge verwachtingen en is erg enthousiast over Lisa haar beslissing om weer mee te doen.

“I think that Lisa has paved the way for so many of the girls in this generation who want to surf with power and grace, and be sexy in the water and be feminine on the land and I think she was the first female to gain that respect from the men in such a male dominated industry,” verklaart viervoudig ASP Women’s World Champion Stephanie Gilmore.

“She still rips. I’ve hung out with her a little bit recently and she is surfing so well. I’m sure she’ll do really well.”

Meer informatie en live webcast van het evenement is te vinden op: QuiksilverPro.com.au & RoxyPro.com.au