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LIVE: CT Vets Are Getting Rinsed In The Challenger Series

Pays to be fresh off the Q in four-man heats at piddly Snapper.

elsewhere // May 10, 2023
Words by Ethan Davis
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

Watch live here.

We’re five heats into the day and five former or current CT surfers have been eliminated. That’s 100% of them, including last year’s Snapper winner Callum Robson.


There’s a few key differences between the CS and CT format. Most notably, four man heats (until Rd/16), shorter heats (20 minutes), no losers round, and 62 more surfers in the field. The waves haven’t shown up today, despite a promising forey. Too south and too windy.

The takeaway so far is that being specialized to grovel in sloppy conditions more typical of the QS is a major asset. We’ll see if that pattern holds. 

Also speaks to how drastic an adjustment it requires to win heats on the CT – and how short a time five events is to find your footing before the cut.

Heats to watch

  • Heat 8: Joao Chianca vs Jett Schilling vs Joel Vaughan vs Ryan Kainalo
  • Heat 9: Ryan Callinan vs Kalani Ball vs Timothe Bisso vs Miguel Tudela 
  • Heat 10: Zeke Lau vs Dylan Moffat vs Marco Mignot vs SHion Crawford
  • Heat 14: Eithan Osborne vs Crosby Colapinto vs Michael Rodriguez vs Brodi Sale
  • Heat 15: Kolohe Andino vs Morgan Cibilic vs Cole Houshmand vs Leo Casal


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