Live-Stream Surf Events Will Officially Be Back This Fall

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Well, we won’t have to wait until December to watch live competitive surfing again. The WSL just announced they’ll be running “The Australian Grand Slam of Surfing,” a two-event strike series at South Stradroke Island and Margaret River, with a waiting period between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31. While the events will have no bearing on points or ratings, they will be broadcast live, and feature 24 Australian surfers (12 men and 12 women), the majority of them on the Championship Tour.

According to the presser, each event will run in two days of competition within a two-month waiting period, in an attempt to score the best waves possible, and the prize money ($20,000 AUD each) will go to the men’s and women’s winners’ charities of choice. It goes on to say that similar regional events are planned for America (likely at Lemoore), as well as in…

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