The World Surf League (WSL) announced that the permit for the 2019 Billabong Pipe Masters has not been granted. The public rumors were true. Oahu’s Banzai Pipeline will not take part in the 2019 WSL Championship Tour (CT) schedule. At least, the ultimate surfing arena will not open next year’s calendar. “We are disappointed. However, we are pleased that the Mayor recognizes that fundamental changes are required to the permit process that will benefit Hawaiian surfing, the surfers, and the community,” underlined Sophie Goldschmidt, CEO of WSL.
Sarah Hughen, a surfer from Wisconsin, has completed a year of surfing for the cause of breast cancer. She planned to surf every day, during 365 days straight with no exceptions, and she finally made it on the 30th April. “I can’t believe I am going to be saying this… I’m done! So surreal”, said Hughen on the last day of her consecutive surfing year. The red hair surfer learned to ride waves only when she was an adult, but now she is an experienced waterwoman. It would be easy to find Sarah. During the last 365 days, she went surfing with one of her three pink surfboards. Sometimes she would surf alone, sometimes she was joined by friends and locals. Sarah Hughen lives in Cardiff, California.