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Swatch Girls Pro China 2013 hosted by Wanning Launched in Shanghai

One of the most hotly-anticipated events on the entire pro surfing calendar was launched today, October 17, at The Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai, China, in the presence of Susan Chen, President of Swatch Group China & General Manager of The Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Mayor Zhang of Wanning, ASP Australasia General Manager Dane Jordan, and actor Sunny Wang. Swatch Proteam surfers Kassia Meador and Darci Liu were in attendance to help announce the third edition of the ground-breaking ASP Women’s Long-board World Championship event, which is set to take place from November 20-24, 2013 in Wanning, Hainan Island.
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The Swatch Art Peace Hotel is an emblematic venue where Swatch has developed a completely unique concept offering artist residencies within a wonder-fully restored historic hotel. Complementing the art in the hotel are luxury watch boutiques, exhibition and conference facilities and a rooftop terrace with breathtaking views of the Bund and Pudong. Swatch, with its many faces and facets, is committed to supporting spectacular action sports such as freestyle skiing and snowboarding, ice cross downhill and women’s surfing.

“This year it feels like the event is going to be bigger and better than ever,” said Kassia Meador. “Each time we come back to China it seems like the surfing bug is catching more and more and it’s such a cool thing to see and participate in. The buzz around this event is totally unique, like nothing else I’ve ever really seen anywhere around the world.”

“It’s a huge honor for me to represent China and to welcome the best surfers in the world to Wanning,” said Darci Liu. “We’re helping put Wanning on the map as a beautiful, unspoiled tropical surfing location and being part of this event gives me so much pride and inspiration.”

The Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai proved an ideal location to announce the competition, itself an internationally-recognized venue that has inspired artists and creative minds in one of the most exciting, dynamic cities in Asia.

Having surfers from all over the world come together in Wanning, China helps make this surfing contest something that Swatch China is so proud to be part of,” said Susan Chen. “Surfing has a unique appeal as both a sport and lifestyle that perfectly fits with the values of Swatch

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