We're four days out from the Quiksilver and Boost Mobile Pro Gold Coast and the world's best surfers are back in Southern Queensland.
While the opening event always holds the potential of world-class pointbreak walls of the Superbank, unseasonable weather patterns have created a unique situation ahead of the start of the season. This unique weather pattern, combined with Cyclone Oma, has compromised the sandbar at Snapper Rocks and has brought the world-class beachbreak of Duranbah into focus as a potential secondary site.
While we're hopeful that conditions will repair the sandbar at Snapper Rocks in the coming days, the potential for the high-flying action of the world's best surfers at "D'Bah" has everyone excited for the start of the year.
Here's Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew, 1978 World Champion and WSL Founder, breaking down the venue situation for the opening event of the 2019 WSL Championship Tour.