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.
19 year old Brazilian Miguel Pupo has won the ASP PRIME O’Neill Cold Water Classic California beating out 31 year old Portuguese veteran Tiago Pires. The final day of the Cold Water Classic was moved to the backup locations after several days of limited swell and unfavorable tides. Continue Reading →