This article was added by Francesca Bingley  Ready to be inspired by some incredible female surfers this year? The ASP’s women’s world surf tour kicks off in Australia’s Gold Coast this month. Check out the guide for where the women will be travelling to and competing… Last year Aussie infamous surfer Stephanie Gilmore claimed her 6th World Title, besting Hawaiian x2 World Title champion Carissa Moore, and fellow Aussie Tyler Wright.  So Gilmore can repeat last year’s success, or will a dark horse surfer such as Aussie Sally Fitzgibbons steal the title from all the favourites?  
  • 1- Roxy Pro Gold Coast

Location: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia Dates: Feb 28 - Mar 11 Defending champion: Stephanie Gilmore The sun soaked eastern coastline of Queensland welcomes the powerful tour women to their waves to kick off the year’s contest. (  
  • 2- Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach

Location: Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia Dates: Apr 01 - 12 Defending champion: Carissa Moore Easter time means long thigh burning rides at the beautiful natural amphitheatre of Bells Beach.  
  • 3- Drug Aware Margaret River Pro

Location: Margaret River, Australia Dates: Apr 15 - 26 Defending champion: Carissa Moore Big waves met big skies as the girls take on Western Australia’s waves.  
  • 4- Rio Women’s Pro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dates: May 11 - 22 Defending champion: Sally Fitzgibbons All the fire of latin America will be powering this contest as the competition starts to gain momentum… the mid year point is the turning point for who will be in contention for the title at the end of the year.  
  • 5- Fiji Women’s Pro

Location: Tavarua/Namotu, Fiji Dates: Jun 07 - 19 Defending champion: Sally Fitzgibbons Seemingly endless tubes of blues, greens, and violets in the tropics of Fiji. Paradise.  
  • 6- Trestles Women’s Pro
  Location: Trestles, California, USA Dates: Sep 09 - 20 Defending champion: Stefanie Gilmore Californian sunshine, glassy smooth waves, warm autumn breezes- perfect.  
  • 7- Cascais Women's Pro 

Location: Cascais, Portugal Dates: Sep 22 - 28 Defending champion: Stefanie Gilmore Beautiful waves, so much seafood cuisine, and masses of culture, no wonder the tour loves to come to Europe.  
  • 8- Roxy Pro France

Location: Landes, South West France, France Dates: Oct 06 - 17 Defending champion: Tyler Wright In the land of the amazing pastry and wine, the women’s tour competes out in the stunning waves of the coast of Hossegor, Capbreton, and Biarritz.  
  • 9- Maui Women's Pro

Location: Honolua Bay, Maui, Hawaii Dates: Nov 22 - Dec 06 Defending champion: Carissa Moore Home to the heart of surfing, Maui’s awe inspiring Honolua Bay plays host to the pinnacle of the women’s tour.