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Malibu, venue for the final of the two events which will finish up the paused 2021 World Longboard Tour. Pic: WSL / Sen Wolflick

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Hawaii’s Kelis Kaleopa'a on her way to winning the Noosa Longboard Open back in February 2020. Points earned at this event will combine with Lemoore and Malibu to decide the 2021 world champions. Pic: WSL Jack Barripp

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2018 WSL Longboard Champion Soleil Errico will look to put another showcase in Lemoore, California, this time for points at the Cuervo Surf Ranch Classic September 29, 2021. Pic: WSL / Tommy Pierucki

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Two-time WSL Champion Honolua Blomfield is ready to get back in the hunt for a third starting at the Cuervo Surf Ranch Classic. Pic: WSL / Tommy Pierucki

The Ranch and Malibu to finish the paused World Longboard Tour – news & competitor lists

25 September 21


The return of the WSL World Longboard Tour following the 2020 season's competition pause due to COVID-19 sees two events in California: the Cuervo Surf Ranch Classic in Lemoore (September 29, 2021) and the Jeep Malibu Classic pres. by Havaianas in Malibu (October 3 - 13, 2021).

Points for these two events will be combined with points earned at the Noosa Longboard Open from February of 2020 to determine the 2021 WSL Longboard World Champions.

From the WSL: 

"Our surfers are so stoked to be back in a jersey again and have this opportunity to finish up from where they left off in Australia," said Devon Howard, WSL Longboard Tour Director. "The Surf Ranch guarantees us perfect waves all day, as well as the most level playing field you could ever hope for, while First Point, Malibu provides the best possible surf venue to crown a World Longboard Champion."

Longboard Tour Format

The Cuervo Surf Ranch Classic will feature the leaderboard format where the WLT's Top 18 women and 18 men will each ride two lefts and two rights. Their best right and left scores combine to rank their place on the leaderboard. The Top 8 surfers then move on into the Semifinals before dwindling the field down once again to the Top 2 surfers as they square off on their final two scoring waves (one left, one right) to determine the event winners. 

The Longboard Tour format for the Jeep Malibu Classic pres. by Havaianas will host six Rounds of competition. Round 1 will feature three surfers in six heats, with the top two spots advancing through to Round 3. The last-place finishers of Round 1 will be relegated to the first elimination heats in Round 2. Competitors who survive elimination will join the head-to-head matchups in Round 3, where the top surfer advances into the Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Finals.

The events will include the Longboard Tour's Top 18 men and Top 18 women.

Due to the previous season's cancellations, there will be no wildcards featured in these events-although cancellations and travel restrictions for athletes may open spots for the next surfer on the rankings. The Top 10 surfers at this season's end will requalify for the 2022 Longboard Tour, while places 11 through 18 will need to earn their spots through regional events. The 2021 WSL Longboard Champions will be crowned by the end of the Jeep Malibu Classic after a highly-anticipated return from these stylemasters to put on a show to the world.

Cuervo Surf Ranch Classic and Jeep Malibu Classic pres. by Havaianas Competitors:

Women:

Honolua Blomfield (HAW)
Chloe Calmon (BRA)
Alice Lemoigne (FRA)
Lindsay Steinriede (USA)
Tully White (AUS)
Kirra Seale (HAW)
Sally Cohen (HAW)
Zoe Grospiron (FRA)
Kaitlin Mikkelsen (USA)
Soleil Errico (USA)
Kelis Kaleopa'a (HAW)
Ophelie Ah-Kouen (REU)
Mahina Akaka (HAW)
Natsumi Taoka (JPN)
Avalon Gall (USA)
Sophia Culhane (HAW)
Haley Otto (HAW)
Keani Canullo (HAW)

Men:

Justin Quintal (USA)
Rodrigo Sphaier (BRA)
Taylor Jensen (USA)
Kaniela Stewart (HAW)
Kai Sallas (HAW)
Steven Sawyer (ZAF)
Harrison Roach (AUS)
Tony Silvagni (USA)
Ben Skinner (GBR)
Edouard Delpero (FRA)
Lucas Garrido Lecca (PER)
Taka Inoue (JPN)
Cole Robbins (USA)
Jefson Silva (BRA)
Phil Rajzman (BRA)
Joel Tudor (USA)
Kevin Skvarna (USA)
Augusto Olinto (BRA)

Watch LIVE

The Cuervo Surf Ranch Classic and Jeep Malibu Classic presented by Havaianas will be broadcast LIVE on WorldSurfLeague.com and the free WSL app.

Also, check local listings for coverage from the WSL's broadcast partners. 

The WSL Longboard Tour is proudly supported by our partners Jose Cuervo, Jeep, Havaianas, Hydro Flask , Athletic Brewing, US Army, Aviator Nation, Firewire, and Flying Embers.

COVID-19 Updates

The health and safety of athletes, staff, and the local community are of the utmost importance and the WSL has a robust set of COVID safety plans in place to keep everyone safe. These plans are unique to each event.



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