In case you’ve been under a rock the past few weeks, we’ll update you as to why Western Australia’s premiere Championship Tour event has gone walk about. That’s it. Fear of sharks. Shark paranoia.
At the start of the event in Margaret River, Kelly Slater (foot) and Jeremy Flores (Birth of child) withdrew from the Men’s event.
Only 5 of the current surfers on tour surfed in the event (Kelly Slater, Joel Parkinson, Adriano DeSouza, Owen Wright, Jordy Smith). Highlights are below.
In Fantasy Surfer speak, he will occupy one of the 36 scoring spots for this event and will NOT be eligible to be replaced by your alternate surfer on your team.
There have been rumors of the Australian leg of the tour being reduced by one event for a long time.
Read more here: Surfer Mag