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WSL Excited to Announce Kumul PNG World Longboard Championships for March

Marks­first event toward world long­board cham­pi­on­ship mul­ti-event series Reign­ing world cham­pi­on tory gilk­er­son Set to defend her title Over the last five years the World Surf League (WSL) Long­board Cham­pi­on­ship Tour surfers have had just one event to decide who wins the sport’s ulti­mate prize. WSL has been work­ing with part­ners glob­ally to increase this Tour to a mul­ti-​event series with the first brand new event announced as the Kumul PNG World Long­board Cham­pi­on­ships to be held at Tupira, Pap­ua New Guinea from 18 – 25 March, 2017. Pap­ua New Guinea Prime Min­ister, Hon.…

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Grant “Twiggy” Baker and Paige Alms Claim 201617 WSL BWT Titles

Baker Cap­tures Second WSL BWT Title Alms Earns His­tor­ic Women’s Big Wave Crown With the con­clu­sion of the 2016/​2017 World Surf League (WSL) Big Wave Tour (BWT) today, Grant “Twiggy” Baker (ZAF) and Paige Alms (HAW) have claimed the WSL BWT men’s and women’s titles. Today’s achieve­ment marks Baker’s second BWT title clinch­ing, after secur­ing his first in 2013. Baker took on all three events that ran on this year’s men’s BWT, kick­ing off his year­long lead with an emphat­ic vic­tory at the Puer­to Escon­dido Chal­lenge. The South Afric­an then con­tin­ued to…

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Frederico Morais | Photo WSL/Ed Sloane General Surf WSL 

Surf: Frederico Morais – The second Portuguese to reach the world surfing elite

The great adven­ture for Fre­derico Morais begins on March 14, when the world surf cir­cuit starts on the Gold Coast. After a his­tor­ic qual­i­fic­a­tion in Decem­ber in Hawaii’s demand­ing waves, the 25-year-old Por­tuguese will surf in the WCT’s first divi­sion. Poin­ted out as one of the greatest hopes of the sea­son, Kikas, as is known the surfer from Guin­cho (Cas­cais), is already in Aus­tralia train­ing for his big debut. The second place in Decem­ber 2016, at the Vans World Cup, in Oahu Hawaii, guar­an­teed Fre­derico Morais dir­ect entry into the Cham­pi­on­ship Tour,…

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Teresa Bonvalot winning Heat 11 of Round 2 at the Girls Make Your Call Women's Pro. General Surf WSL 

2017 Girls Make Your Move Women’s Pro Kicks off at Manly

Manly, Sydney NSW/​AUS – The 2017 WSL Girls Make Your Move Women’s Pro Qual­i­fy­ing Series (QS) 6,000 event has kicked off in punchy 3-to-4 foot waves at Manly on Sydney’s North­ern Beaches. The event runs as part of the Aus­trali­an Open of Surf­ing which also hosts a Men’s QS6,000 divi­sion. Sun­shine Coast­er Dim­ity Stoyle didn’t have the best time in Manly last year, get­ting elim­in­ated in the early rounds of the event. The former Cham­pi­on­ship tour (CT) com­pet­it­or has returned in 2017 and got her cam­paign off to an impress­ive start. Stoyle found…

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Owen Wright Made his return to competitve surfing at the Maitland and Port Stephens Toyota Pro at Merewether Beach and won his opening Round heat. General Surf WSL 

Owen Wright Wins First Heat Back on Day 2 of Maitland and Port Stephens Toyota Pro

Via WSL/​T. Ben­nett Pho­tos ©WSL/​Bennett Mereweth­er Beach, New­castle, NSW/​AUS (Tues­day, Feb­ru­ary 21, 2017) – Round 2 of the Mait­land and Port Steph­ens Toyota Pro has been com­pleted today and it brought with it the event top seeds for the first Qual­i­fy­ing Series (QS) 6000 of the 2017 sea­son. Mereweth­er Beach served up slightly wind affected 2-foot waves for the second day of com­pet­i­tion as the Anditi Women’s Pro had another lay-day. One of the biggest talk­ing points sur­round­ing this year’s Mait­land and Port Steph­ens Toyota Pro has been the return to com­pet­it­ive…

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