The first edition of the ASP 6-Star Swatch Girls Pro will run this week from May 12 to 16 at the world famous surf breaks of Seignosse and Hossegor with a gathering of the world's best female surfers confirmed in the South West of France for five days of intense action.

"I am excited to be back in France competing at the Swatch Girls Pro," said reigning ASP Women's World Champion Steph Gilmore. "It will be challenging event with the stacked field of girls all dying for the 6 star points."

The Swatch Girls Pro is not only a major stop on the ASP Women's World Tour but alos the second stop on this year's ASP European Women's Star Series and will be crucial for Europe's rising talents towards their dreams of success before the summer events. With the women's tour in Europe becoming this strong, the future looks bright.

With the Swatch Girls Pro Junior also coming into the frame, not only will the event witness action from the world's best but also Europe's best Under-21 female surfers already in their second event this year and looking for crucial points as the event is rated Grade-2.

With over seventy athletes focused on winning the first ever Swatch Girls Pro this week, all eyes of the surfing world will be on the ASP 6-Star and ASP Grade-2 Pro Junior heats, the beaches of Hossegor and Seignosse hosting the launch of what is expected to become a must-go stop on the ASP Women's World Tour in a near future. With conditions looking promising and the sand bank of Les Bourdaines chosen as main location for the contest, all is set for a great show.

The ASP 6-Star Swatch Girls Pro and ASP Grade-2 Swatch Girls Pro Junior run from May 12 to 16 at Les Bourdaines in Seignosse, France. The event is web LIVE at where all results, photos, daily press releases and videos will be available.