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Surfers begin journey to 2020 Tokyo Games

More Sports Apr 3, 2019

Surfers begin journey to 2020 Tokyo Games

Qualifying for the inaugural Olympic surfing competition began Wednesday with a World Surf League event which also featured equal prize money for male and female board riders. Poor surf conditions at the regular Snapper Rocks venue on the Gold Coast meant officials moved the first ...

World Surf League on board for equal prize money in 2019

More Sports Sep 7, 2018

World Surf League on board for equal prize money in 2019

The World Surf League will award the same prize money for men and women starting in 2019. CEO Sophie Goldschmidt said the equal pay for surfers will apply for the league's various tours — world championship, junior world championship, longboard and big wave. Eleven-time world champion ...

Surfing legend Kelly Slater to retire in 2019

More Sports Jul 3, 2018

Surfing legend Kelly Slater to retire in 2019

Surfing giant Kelly Slater, an 11-time World Surf League champion, has announced he will end his glittering career next year. The 46-year-old American, considered the greatest surfer of all time, said he planned one more year on tour before hanging up his board. "My basic plan ...