Taj Burrow (AUS), 37, perennial WSL Title contender, today announced that 2016 will be his final season as a full-time competitor on the elite Samsung Galaxy WSL Championship Tour, stating the June’s Fiji Pro will be his last event.
Bali island is not only known as a world tourism destination, but also be one of the convenient place for elderly tourists who wants to spend his retirement.
Freddy Patacchia is opting out of the remaining Championship Tour (CT) contests in the 2015 season. With lackluster results — the last time he made a Quarterfinal was in 2013 — the Hawaiian is looking to regroup, think about what he wants, and see if he can rediscover the competitive drive that has kept him on Tour for 11 consecutive seasons.
C.J. Hobgood announced during the Fiji Pro that this season will be his last. In this exclusive interview, the 2001 World Champion sits down with Ronnie Blakey to share his thoughts on leave the Tour after 17 years, achieving his dreams, and what he wants — and doesn’t want — for the future.
Last April Fool’s day, Kelly Slater announced he was leaving 23-year sponsor Quiksilver on Instagram. Which, timing and all, turned out to be true.
With a Round 2 elimination at the Billabong Pipe Masters, the South African takes a final bow. Travis Logie dishes out his finals words as a professional surfer after almost 10 successful years on Tour.
But how will the tour look without Kelly Slater? Can it even survive?