The WSL adds North Point to the 2016 roster
Today, the WSL released the 2016 schedule for the CT. Thankfully J-bay will remain a stop on tour. Even after Mick almost got chomped during a live broadcast, all the competitors apart from Jadson Andre and Gabriel Medina voted for J-Bay to stay. “Athlete safety’s a top priority for the league. We have been in constant […]
Today, the WSL released the 2016 schedule for the CT. Thankfully J-bay will remain a stop on tour. Even after Mick almost got chomped during a live broadcast, all the competitors apart from Jadson Andre and Gabriel Medina voted for J-Bay to stay.
“Athlete safety’s a top priority for the league. We have been in constant discussions with our athletes, event organizers and administrators regarding the future of this event,” said commissioner Kieron Perrow in an article by the WSL. “The WSL has made significant investments in the areas of surveillance and response for all current and future Tour spots, and we are currently working with a number of firms specializing in mitigation technology that focus on both athlete safety and the safety of the marine environment. The strides we’re making in the areas of surveillance and response are significant, but there presently exists no technology that has been proven to be 100 percent effective. Our athletes are aware of this, as they have always been.”
We also got a new option for the typically mush-burgered Margaret River event! If North Point’s firing, and let’s hope it does when that time rolls around; it will be an alternate spot for the contest. Who doesn’t want to see the top 34 bob and weave through West Oz’s screaming, hollow right-hander?
2016 Samsung Galaxy Men’s Championship Tour:
Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast – March 10-21, 2016
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach – March 24-April 5, 2016
Drug Aware Margaret River Pro – April 8-19, 2016
Rio Pro – May 10-21, 2016
Fiji Pro – June 5-17, 2016
J-Bay Open – July 6-17, 2016
Billabong Pro Teahupo’o – August 19-30, 2016
Hurley Pro at Trestles – September 7-18, 2016
Quiksilver Pro France – October 4-15, 2016
Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal – October 18-29, 2016
Billabong Pipe Masters – December 8-20, 2016
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