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WSL Announces Challenger Series For 2020, Adds Piha To Calendar

Derek Morrison
The World Surf League (WSL) has today announced a new level of competition that will provide athletes more opportunities to qualify for the elite Championship Tour (CT) with the launch of the Challenger Series in 2020. The announcement also confirms that Piha will host a QS 10,000 event in March......
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2019 Tahiti Pro Wipeouts And Highlights

Derek Morrison
A superb swell and incredible action turn the 2019 Tahiti Pro into one for the books as Owen Wright takes down Gabriel Medina to win the title. This highlight reel captures all the action including all the wipeouts and the winning run from Australia’s Owen Wright. Sit back grab a......
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Tahiti Pro Wrap: Owen Wright Wins, Ricardo Exits Early

Derek Morrison
Owen Wright caps off a remarkable comeback with a win at the Teahupo’o reef pass in the Tahiti Pro presented by Hurley. Wright, who suffered a traumatic brain injury at Pipeline in 2015, took down an in-form Gabriel Medina to claim the Tahiti title for his first time. A sleepy......
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Ricardo Wins Seeding Round At Chopes

Derek Morrison
Mahia surfer Ricardo Christie has progressed directly through to the Round of 32 at the Teahupo’o, Tahiti Pro, World Championship Tour today after winning his seeding round match-up. A blazing wave under the hammer saw Ricardo take the win, defeating Ryan Callinan and Willian Cardoso and sending Callinan into the......
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Breaking News: John John Florence Ruptures ACL In Brazil

Derek Morrison
John John Florence has announced he has ruptured his ACL while in Brazil and has withdrawn from the 2019 Corona Open at Jeffreys Bay. The current World Championship Tour leader is opting to go straight under the knife, likely ending any chance of a return to competition in 2019. The......
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Mid-Year Report: Inside The CT Season With Paige Hareb And Ricardo Christie

Derek Morrison
There is no hiding the fact that the first four World Championship Tour events for 2019 have been a battle for our New Zealand athletes, Paige Hareb and Ricardo Christie. Both have chalked up a slew of first round exits. But those results don’t quite tell the whole story. On......
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Ricardo Christie Builds Momentum With Maori Flag On His CT Jersey

Derek Morrison
With a nod to his heritage and tapping into the power of his lineage Ricardo Christie is now wearing the Maori flag, Tino rangatiratanga, on the right sleeve of his World Championship Tour jersey. If his first outing at the Corona Bali Protected Championship Tour event at Keramas, Bali, is......
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Crunching The Numbers: Ricardo Christie Qualifies (We’re 99% Certain)

Lyndon Fairbairn
Well, it’s about as official as unofficial gets. Our team of analysts have crunched every possible scenario and WSL possibility and it’s beyond a shadow of doubt. We’ve put ourselves out there, we’re calling it first: our Kiwi QS charger, Ricardo Christie, is now squarely cemented and set to rejoin......

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