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The 2022 WSL Championship Tour Schedule – What Does it Look Like?

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2021 was one of the most unique Championship Tour seasons in recent memory, with the WSL forced to completely upheave what had developed into a fairly consistent schedule courtesy of COVID-related logistical issues. Bells got the flick and so too did Snapper, while Europe was completely shafted and Fiji was called off at the last …

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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 History of Championship Tour Surfing at Trestles

The History of Championship Tour Surfing at Trestles

At some point over the course of the next week or so, we’ll be treated to an entire day of surfing at Trestles dedicated entirely to finding this year’s two world champions. Unlike in the past, where results over the course of the entire season determined our world champs, winning this year’s title will require …

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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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The WSL Finals – Who Made It and All the Matchups

There were many who doubted that the WSL would be able to get through the entire 2021 Championship Tour season, and there’s no doubt that the logistical challenges presented throughout the year were a significant hurdle. Never was that more evident than over this past week, when the last event of the regular season was …

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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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Our Tips for the Men’s Corona Open Mexico

Men's Corona Open Mexico

After a nearly two-month hiatus which saw the world’s best head to Tokyo to compete for surfing’s first ever gold medal, the Championship Tour is set to restart next week, and the last leg of the season kicks off with one of the most anticipated events of the year. Barra de la Cruz has been …

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Our Tips for the Women’s Corona Open Mexico

Women's Corona Open Mexico

The race for the five spots in the women’s season-ending event at Trestles is seriously tight. Carissa Moore is all but guaranteed a spot, but outside of her, no one is safe. The return to Barra de la Cruz will be the second last contest before those five spots are decided, so pressure will be …

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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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