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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 ...

Teen Jo Azuchi rides waves to Shonan Open victory

More Sports Jul 11, 2018

Teen Jo Azuchi rides waves to Shonan Open victory

Teenager Jo Azuchi on Wednesday won the Shonan Open, a World Surf League men's Qualifying Series event held at Kugenuma Beach in Kanagawa Prefecture. Despite inconsistent conditions, the 17-year-old earned a two-wave total of 9.90 points in the final, 0.80 ahead of Jordan Lawler of ...

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 ...

16-year-old surfer Kawai triumphs at Ichinomiya Chiba Open

More Sports May 28, 2017

16-year-old surfer Kawai triumphs at Ichinomiya Chiba Open

Minori Kawai captured the Ichinomiya Chiba Open on Sunday, part of the World Surf League's qualifying series. The 16-year-old Kawai, who came from behind to win her semifinal against Australia's Dimity Stoyle, defeated Hinako Kurokawa 13.10-12.40 in the final. The victory was the first on the ...