The conclusion of this year's GoPro Challenge will feature the world's best showcasing their maneuvers at the Tours' final destinations, Maui and the North Shore of Oahu. The window for submissions starts the first day of the Target Maui Pro event window (Nov. 21) and ends on the last day of the Billabong Pipe Masters event window (Dec. 20).
The GoPro Challenge asks competing World Surf League (WSL) athletes to submit their own GoPro videos from the competition venue and surrounding areas. The dual venues of Maui's Honolua Bay and the North Shore's Pipeline make for an exciting playing field as the Challenge closes out another drama-filled season: The last time the GoPro contest ran it was during the Billabong Pro Tahiti, where event wildcard Bruno Santos won out of 35 submissions. (Note: The final GoPro Challenge is only open to CT competitors.)
The winning video at each stop is selected by a panel of five judges -- three from the WSL staff and two from GoPro -- based on cinematography, degree of difficulty of shooting, perspective, and overall beauty and lighting. Each requirement holds equal weight.
Want to know how to shoot winning clips of your own? Check out this tutorial.
The Target Maui Pro, the final stop of the women's Tour, kicks off November 21 and the Billabong Pipe Masters, the final stop on the men's Tour, kicks off December 8. Catch live action on the WSL website and on the WSL app and check back for GoPro Challenge submissions as they come in on the GPC minisite.