What is the World Surf League?
The World Surf League
or WSL is the official world championship of surfing for men and women. Throughout the year male and female surfers compete on the tour gaining points depending on how far into each competition they get. Big names like Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning, Steph Gilmore, Lakey Peterson, Julian Wilson, Dane Reynolds, Joel Parkinson and many many more compete in some of the world's best breaks.
Men's Tour Stops
The WSL men's tour
includes stops in Coolangatta on the Gold Coast for the Quiksilver Pro
followed by a trip further south to Bell's Beach for the Rip Curl Pro before heading over and chasing monsters in Western Australia's Margaret River for the Margaret River Pro.
Following on the tour gets tropical with the Oi Rio Pro in Brazil and the Fiji Pro. The now infamous J-Bay Open in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa is up next followed by a stop at Tahiti to face the Teahupo'o our Chopes monster wave. California is next with a stop in for the Hurley Pro in Trestles.
Europe is next with the Quiksilver Pro in France and the Rip Curl Pro in Portugal. The final even being the Billabong Pipe Masters on the northshore of Oahu in Hawaii at Pipeline.
Women's Tour Stops
The WSL Women's Tour
has a similar world-wide feel with stops in world-famous surf spots. The Roxy Pro
also starts us off on the Gold Coast before the Rip Curl Bell's Beach Pro and the Margaret River Pro also in Western Australia.
The next stops on the tour are the Oi Rio Pro in Brazil and the Fiji Pro before the girls get their America on in Huntington Beach California for the Vans US Open of Surfing and the Swatch Women's Pro in Lower Trestles.
Following this is the European leg of the tour with the Cascais Women's Pro in Portugal and the Roxy Pro in France in Aquitaine. The final stop is the Target Maui Pro in Honolua Bay in Maui Hawaii.
Surfers on Tour
As mentioned before there are plenty of big name surfers on Tour with multiple past winners still competing and other younger surfers taking out different stops along the tour.
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