Pictured: The next call for the Rip Curl WSL Finals will be on Tuesday, September 14 at 7:30 am PDT. Credit: © WSL / Heff
The first-ever Rip Curl WSL Finals, the final event of the 2021 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), was called OFF for the day after being put on HOLD this morning due to increased fog onsite, affecting lineup visibility. The WSL Tours and Competition team decided to wait another hour to evaluate conditions, and made the OFF call at 8:30am PDT. The event will remain on Yellow Alert for a potential start tomorrow. Next call will be at 7:30am PDT on Tuesday, September 14.
“This fog is not lifting so it’s not possible for us to see right now,” said Jessi Miley-Dyer, WSL SVP of Tours and Head of Competition. “Tomorrow and the next day both look really good, and that’s what makes us really confident in this forecast. The swell is supposed to pick throughout today and I think between tomorrow and the next day there is a really good chance to run. Hopefully we won’t have this fog issue tomorrow and the waves will be pumping.”
More information available at WorldSurfLeague.com.
The Rip Curl WSL Finals Match-Ups:
- Women’s Match 1: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs Johanne Defay (FRA)
- Men’s Match 1: Conner Coffin (USA) vs Morgan Cibilic (AUS)
- Women’s Match 2: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) vs Match 1 Winner
- Men’s Match 2: Filipe Toledo (BRA) vs Match 1 Winner
- Women’s Match 3: Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA) vs Match 1 Winner
- Men’s Match 3: Italo Ferreira (BRA) vs Match 2 Winner
- Women’s Title Match, Heat 1: Carissa Moore (HAW) vs Match 3 Winner
- Men’s Title Match, Heat 1: Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs Match 3 Winner
- Women’s Title Match, Heat 2: Carissa Moore (HAW) vs Match 3 Winner
- Men’s Title Match, Heat 2: Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs Match 3 Winner
- Women’s Title Match, Heat 3 (if necessary): Carissa Moore (HAW) vs Match 3 Winner
- Men’s Title Match, Heat 3 (if necessary): Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs Match 3 Winner
The Rip Curl WSL Finals is proudly supported by Rip Curl, Jeep, Red Bull, Super 73, Shiseido, Oakley, DraftKings, Michelob ULTRA, IKEA, Expedia, Sambazon, Flying Embers, and Waterloo.
The next call for the Rip Curl WSL Finals will be made tomorrow, September 14, at 7:30am PDT. The event will be broadcast LIVE on WorldSurfLeague.com and YouTube, as well as the free WSL app. Check local listings for coverage from the WSL’s broadcast partners.
The health and safety of athletes, staff, and the local community are of the utmost importance and the WSL has been working closely with local authorities to put a robust set of procedures in place. This includes testing and advance screening protocols, physical distancing and limited personnel on-site.
About the WSL
Established in 1976, the World Surf League (WSL) is the home of the world’s best surfing.
A global sports, media and entertainment company, the WSL oversees international tours and competitions, a studios division creating over 500+ hours of live and on-demand content, and via affiliate WaveCo, the home of the world’s largest high performance, human-made wave. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, the WSL has regional offices in North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and EMEA.
The WSL annually crowns the men’s and women’s surfing World Champions. The global Tours and Competition division oversees and operates more than 180 global contests each year across the Championship Tour, the development tiers, including the Challenger, Qualifying and Junior Series, as well as longboard and big wave properties.
Launched in 2019, WSL Studios is an independent producer of unscripted television projects, including documentaries and series, which provide unprecedented access to athletes, events, and locations around the world. WSL events and content are distributed on linear television in over 743M+ homes worldwide and across digital and social media platforms around the world, including WorldSurfLeague.com.
WaveCo includes the Surf Ranch Lemoore facility and the utilizing and licensing of the Kelly Slater Wave System.
The WSL is dedicated to changing the world through the inspirational power of surfing by creating authentic events, experiences, and storytelling to inspire a growing, global community to live with purpose, originality, and stoke.
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