The World Surf League is the governing body for professional surfers and is dedicated to showcasing the world's best talent in a variety of progressive formats. The WSL Championship Tour’s Australian from April 16-26.
Brazil's Ferreira, the defending men's champion, recorded the best two-wave score of the day, 14.16, to win his heat and advance to the round of 32 off coast of northern Sydney. Mick Fanning, the Australian is who a three-time former champion and a wildcard at the second of four consecutive Australian legs, was last in Ferreira's three-athlete heat so faces the elimination round.
There is a 36-strong field for the men's competition in Narrabeen, including Australia's three-time champion Mick Fanning, who is a wildcard. The women's field comprises 18 athletes.
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Brazilian surfer Gabriel Medina has blown the competition out of the water to clinch his first title of the year, putting on a gob-smacking air-show at the Narrabeen Classic. Runner-up at the two previous World Surf League competitions so far this season, Medina could not be denied in the Sydney final against American Conner Coffin.
Two-time world champion Medina, who earlier eliminated young Australian Morgan Cibilic, opened with scores of 9.27 and 9.50 on his first two waves. He raised his 10 fingers and a prayer gesture to the judges after a stunning backhand rotator, signalling for a perfect 10.
2021 WSL Championship Tour Season Upcoming Schedule
Margaret River Pro: Western Australia, Australia | April 16 - 26, 2021
Oi Rio Pro presented by Corona: Saquarema, Brasil | May 20 - 29, 2021
Surf Ranch Pro: California, USA | June 10 - 13, 2021
Quiksilver Pro G-Land: Indonesia | June 20 - 29, 2021
Corona Open J-Bay: South Africa | July 7 - 19, 2021
Outerknown Tahiti Pro: Teahupo'o, Tahiti | August 26 - September 6, 2021
The WSL Finals: Location TBD | September 8 - 16, 2021
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