Are There Too Many Surfers On The Championship Tour?
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Are There Too Many Surfers On The Championship Tour?

Season 1, Episode 4

This installment of "Getting Heated" with three-time World Champ Mick Fanning and New School icon Ross Williams has it all! The legendary duo let their feelings known about the up coming WSL Finals at Lower Trestles this September. Then they debate just how many surfers should be on the Championship Tour before enjoying some healthy back-and-forth banter about wave pools and what that means for the next generation of talent coming up. Then, to top it all off, the man himself, three-time World Champ and star of the new Rip Curl film "Free Scrubber" Tom Curren, drops by to talk about surfboards and how variety can be the spice of life on Tour.

Mick and Ross are frothing, the rundown is locked, let's do this:

Heat 1: This September, the 2021 World Title will be won on the cobblestones of Lowers. But is the WSL Finals the best way to crown a World Champion?

John John Florence 2014 Lower Trestles John John Florence 2014 Lower Trestles - WSL / Rowland

Heat 2: Some people say there's too man, others contend there should be more. So, what is the ideal number of surfers on the Championship Tour.

Heat 3: There are wave pools popping up all over the world right now. Will this usher in a new era of fresh-water surfers n the Championship Tour in the years to come?

Heat 4: Surfboards are in a constant state of evolution. Will the typical boards being used today become obsolete in the 10 years?

Going Deep w/ Guest Tom Curren: The three-time World Champ knows a thing or two about surfboards, so should there be more variety of equipment ridden on tour?

Tom Curren 2009 J-Bay Tom Curren 2009 J-Bay - WSL / Kirstin Scholtz
 

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