Published on June 14th, 2013 | by curlmag
Help Sarah Mason Get Back On Tour
Sarah’s greatest surf mission yet, and with your help she can do it!
I am more determined and committed than ever to re-qualify for the Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT) in 2014. To get back into the main event I need to compete in the World Qualifying Series (WQS). There are 3 remaining WQS events this year taking place in France, Spain, and America and I need your help to fly to these countries and tear it up!
In 2012, at the age of 16, I became the youngest girl ever to qualify for the Womens WCT. The year was a major learning experience which included many ups and downs. The Ups included strong finishes in several events, and the Downs included an injury, and loss of my major sponsor, both of which held me back at a vital time of the year. As a result of this, I was unable to hold my place on the tour for 2013 and missed out by only one spot! Now, with more experience and determination, I aim to re-qualify for the 2014 WCT, get back amongst the best 17 female surfers in the world, and make a real impression.
New Zealand born and living on the Gold Coast for the past 9 years I know and feel I have so much to offer in the world of women’s surfing, both as a local and global representative. Surfing is an amazing sport that is both physical, spiritual, and, when it really comes down to it, a whole heap of fun. I see my role, as a surfing ambassador, as an opportunity to really inspire young girls and guys to get involved in an incredibly unique sport. Surfing professionally may look like a dream lifestyle, but it is only achieved through hard work. I have been given the opportunity to pursue this dream through the support of my family and friends, and don’t want to see it go to waste.
I have been missing a major sponsor since late 2011 and have only recently discovered sport funder. The potential for involving so many more people in my passion both inspires and drives me to give my surfing pursuit my all. This will be a huge challenge for me, and I say, for everyone out there, no matter what you love and want to do, don’t give up! (To be honest I almost did)
With your generous donations and pledges every cent will be spent on entry fees, accommodation and travel expenses.
The remaining events:
USA Oceanside Pier Womens 6 Star August
France Swatch Girl Pro Womens 6 Star August
France Swatch Girl Pro Junior August
Spain Pantin Classic Womens 6 Star August/Sept
I am currently an alternate surfer for the 2013 WCT and a call up to surf one of these events may also be on the cards
All donations Great or Small will receive an E Card of HUGE THANKS and I will keep you all updated, I am so privileged and honored to have you join me on this Surf Mission, especially during these trying and hard times.
Check me out or message me on facebook if you would like to ask me anything: www.facebook.com/sarahmason.surfing