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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John John Florence has announced he has ruptured his ACL while in Brazil and has withdrawn from the 2019 Corona Open at Jeffreys Bay.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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Momentum Builds For 2020 Piha Pro QS10,000

Derek Morrison
Details have been revealed about a bid for Auckland to host a World Qualifying Series 10,000-rated event at Piha in March 2020: the Piha Pro. But it is not a done deal … just yet. A document leaked to the NZ Herald today suggests the event will be a QS10,000...
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World Surf League Unveils Unprecedented Commitment To The Environment

Derek Morrison
In an unprecedented move for a global professional sports body, World Surf League has today committed to becoming carbon neutral and eliminating single-use plastics by the end of 2019. This announcement adds further weight to the WSL’s existing ocean conservation efforts. Those efforts include WSL Pure, its non-profit arm, which...
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UPDATED: Elliot Paerata-Reid and Billy Stairmand Make Top 100 After Krui Pro

Derek Morrison
Elliott Paerata-Reid and Billy Stairmand have launched into the top 100 in the World Qualifying Series after their performances at the Krui Pro held at Tanjung Setia Beach, Lampung, Sumatra. Stairmand was the form surfer of the event dominating through his early heats on his journey to the finals. The...
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Ella Williams Claims Victory At Mothernest Great Lakes Pro

Derek Morrison
Whangamata surfer Ella Williams has claimed her maiden World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) victory of the year, taking out the Women’s division at the 2019 Mothernest Great Lakes Pro in heavy four-to-six foot surf at Tuncurry, NSW, yesterday. Williams ability to consistently post decent scores on longer running...
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Making History With Paige Hareb

Derek Morrison
Paige Hareb is New Zealand’s most successful surfer and her achievements, as the World Surf League (WSL) season for 2018 come to a close, stand testament to her competitive character and determination. The 2018 season was her seventh year competing on the WSL Championship Tour and she was thrown every...
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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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Ricardo Surges To The Podium At Hawaiian Pro, Now Seventh In QS

Derek Morrison
Ricardo Christie laid down a new chapter in New Zealand surfing history today when he went blow-for-blow with three of the world’s best in the final of the Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa. His third place finish catapulted Ricardo from 14th to seventh on the WQS rankings and puts him in...
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Paige Hareb Re-Qualifies For 2019 World Championship Tour

Derek Morrison
Taranaki’s Paige Hareb has re-qualified for the 2019 Championship Tour today at Birubi Beach, Port Stephens, NSW, Australia. It was here last year that she re-qualified for the World Surf League Championship Tour with an outstanding quarterfinal result. Today she’s once again booked herself a starting spot in the 2019...

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