The World Surf League’s (WSL) makes an attempt to restart skilled surf competitors have already suffered a significant wipeout.
After finishing their season-opening contest on the Pipeline Masters in Hawaii––with John John Florence and Tyler Wright taking the Mens and Womens wins, respectively––the 2021 WSL season is happening an prolonged hiatus.
On account of Hawaii’s suspension of all surfing competitions till additional discover, the upcoming Championship Tour (CT) occasion, the Sundown Open––scheduled for January 19-28, 2021––and the Huge Wave Jaws Championship Pe’ahi have been canceled. And with Covid-19 circumstances and hospitalizations persevering with to surge in California, the WSL additionally made the choice to postpone the CT Santa Cruz Professional, which had been scheduled for February 2-12, 2021.
The choice was made as a result of size of time surfers must be away from residence and the sophisticated logistics concerned with world journey. Whereas this setback is disappointing for each rivals and browsing followers alike, the WSL made clear they absolutely intend to renew their Championship Tour in 2021. The goal date for the following WSL contest might be in April, when the tour shifts to the Australia leg––beginning on the Rip Curl Professional Bells Seashore.
No proposed date was given for when the Santa Cruz Professional may probably run. Nonetheless, the WSL is scheduled to go to California two extra instances this yr––with the Surf Ranch Professional slated for August 12-15 and WSL Season Finale at Trestles on September 8-17––so the rescheduled date may probably fall someplace in late summer season.
Whereas professional browsing is on hiatus, that possible gained’t cease professional surfers from profiting from Hawaii and California’s latest run of giant surf. Huge-wave spots like Mavericks and Jaws have already seen a number of epic days this winter, whereas your complete North Shore has been lit up with pumping surf. So regardless that surf competitions might be on maintain, followers must accept a gradual stream of surf edits that might be circulating the web within the coming weeks and months.
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