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The Men’s WSL Finals Wash-Up

WSL Mens Finals Washup

There was plenty of criticism about the WSL’s new way of crowning the world champions, but among those who tuned in throughout Tuesday’s event at Trestles, very few would have been disappointed with the quality of competition that was on show. Both the men’s and the women’s brackets saw plenty of high-quality surfing as well …

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The Women’s WSL Finals Wash-Up

WSL Womens Finals Washup

There was plenty of criticism about the WSL’s new format to crown the world champions, but among those who tuned in throughout Tuesday’s event at Trestles, very few would have been disappointed with the quality of competition that was on show. Both the men’s and the women’s brackets saw plenty of high-quality surfing as well …

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The WSL 2021 Finals Women’s Preview

So here we are. The season proper of the Championship Tour has come to a close, nine months after it restarted in Hawaii to kick off a season which was destined to face plenty of hurdles. And those hurdles certainly weren’t avoided – numerous events were replaced or cancelled completely, including the historic Rip Curl …

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The WSL 2021 Finals Men’s Preview

So here we are. The season proper of the Championship Tour has come to a close, nine months after it restarted in Hawaii to kick off a season which was destined to face plenty of hurdles. And those hurdles certainly weren’t avoided – numerous events were replaced or cancelled completely, including the historic Rip Curl …

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Corona Open Mexico – The Wash-Up

Partway through the Corona Open Mexico, the ensuing stop on the Championship Tour in Tahiti – set to be the final event before the WSL Finals at Trestles – was cancelled in yet another curveball thrown by the pandemic. That meant that the event at Barra de la Cruz suddenly became the last chance for …

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Jeep Surf Ranch Pro – The Wash-Up

As expected, the latest edition of the Jeep Surf Ranch Pro was the subject of plenty of criticism, a little bit of praise and a whole lot of incredible surfing. Opinions surrounding the event’s longevity on the tour were rife, with many questioning whether watching the world’s best surf the same wave on repeat is …

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Our Tips for the Men’s Surf Ranch Pro

Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch became a unique part of the World Surf League’s Championship Tour just a couple of years ago, and while it polarises opinion, watching the best in the world strut their stuff in a pool which churns out perfect wave after perfect wave can make for some intriguing viewing. On the men’s …

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Our Picks for the Women’s Surf Ranch Pro

In the two preceding editions of the Surf Ranch Pro, it’s safe to say that the women’s side has been a little less predictable. Four different surfers occupied the top two positions across those years, in contrast to the men’s, where Medina beat Toledo both times. This year shapes up as being equally unpredictable – …

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Rip Curl Rottnest Search – The Wash-Up

Rip Curl Rottnest Search - The Wash-Up

The Australian leg of the 2021 Championship Tour is over as quickly as it begun, with four events having been crammed into less than two months of action. Margaret River was the only CT regular to make an appearance and served up quality waves as usual, while Newcastle, Narrabeen and Rottnest Island made their debuts …

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Our Tips for the Men’s Search at Rottnest

Rip Curl Rottnest Search

The Margaret River Pro dished up some of the best waves of the season yet, with huge swells throughout the waiting period ensuring the only traditional event of the Australian leg of the Championship Tour more than delivered on expectations. There was an injury to John John Florence, an early exit for Gabriel Medina and …

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Our Picks for the Women’s Search at Rottnest

Carissa Moore put in yet another solid performance at Margaret River while Tatiana Weston-Webb’s win catapulted her into a clear second in the standings, but something of a bottleneck has developed thereafter. Of course, with only the top five surfers earning a spot to the season-ending event at Trestles in a few months’ time, competition …

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