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Taylor Jensen Crowned 2011 ASP Longboard World Champion

| posted on November 21, 2011

For Immediate Release

Taylor Jensen Crowned 2011 ASP Longboard World Champion

Photo: Courtesy of Firewire

After competing since he was 17, Taylor Jensen finally achieved a life long goal and clinched the ASP Longboard World Title.A perennial favorite on any given day, and the winner of numerous events over the past few years, the World Champion Title had previously eluded him.

“I’m so stoked, it’s hard to believe this is happening,” Taylor commented after the win. “I’ve been working so hard for so long and to finally have this trophy in my hands and to be celebrating with all my friends on tour is amazing. I’m really just trying to soak it all in and enjoy the moment as much as can.”

Taylor continued, “A big thank you to all my sponsors and the Firewire surfboards crew, my boards have been feeling amazing all year and that’s a huge part of feeling confident and being able to succeed.”

Taylor has been riding two Firewire longboard designs over the past few years,a high performance 900 designed by Dan Mann, and a slightly thicker, more nose-rider friendly 904 designed by Nev Hyman.

Taylor was integrally involved in the designs and Firewire is now offering both shapes for the longboard market as the TJ_Pro (900) and TJ_EVERYDAY (904).

“Firewire believes that refinements to the shape of today’s modern surfboard can only produce incremental performance benefits. Exponential improvements in performance can only be achieved through new materials and construction methods which in turn will open up new design opportunities.”

Media Contact: chris.cary@firewiresurfboards.com

  • Dave Floyd

    Taylor is awesome on the Longboard! It’s no wonder he is the best. He has the right attitude and what it takes to be where he is now…..The world champ in Longboarding! No easy task to get where he is now. Indeed this needs more magazine coverage and I would love to see more pictures! I grew up longboarding in Carlsbad and it’s exciting to me for a local to win! My dad is 83 and still longboards old school and one of the original Dawn Patrol……LONGBOARDING is still cool :-) Taylor you Rock!

  • mrswright

    it’s funny that i didn’t know who taylor was until now. he autographed a poster for our son a little while back.