South Africa’s Michael February (ZAF) made full use of an injury-replacement spot in the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast by causing a major upset when he defeated 2016 event winner Matt Wilkinson (AUS) in Round 2 at the first stop on the 2018 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT).

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LOS ANGELES, California/USA (Monday, February 26, 2018) – The World Surf League (WSL) today announced the Founders’ Cup of Surfing presented by Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold, a historic region-versus-region teams event featuring a cross-section of the world’s best surfers to be held at Surf Ranch in Lemoore, CA from May 5 - 6, 2018. 

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The rights to any audio/visual content attached or accessed by link within this email are provided strictly on the terms and conditions described under the “License Terms” below. Reigning World Surf League (WSL) Big Wave Tour (BWT) Champion Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker battled through three rounds of daunting six to nine metre (20-30 foot) waves to finish fifth in the Nazare Challenge at Praia de Norte in Portugal on Sunday.

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LOS ANGELES, California/USA (Wednesday, January 24, 2018) – World Surf League (WSL) and Facebook announced a historic partnership today that makes the social media platform the exclusive digital home for the top live events in surfing in 2018 and 2019. This includes all elite men’s and women’s Championship Tour events, the Qualifying Series 10,000 and Big Wave Tour events, as well as the World Junior Championships.

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KONTIKI BEACH, Netanya / Israel (Saturday, January 20, 2018) - Matthew McGillivray (ZAF) has won the SEAT Pro Netanya pres. by Reef today in shifty 1.0 to 1.5 metre surf, defeating Charly Martin (FRA) in the event’s final. The last day of competition resumed in solid surf from the storm that hit the Israeli coast yesterday and conditions cleaned up to deliver great conditions for the finals.