The Oi Rio Pro had originally been pushed back from June to August in hopes of safely running the event.
It was a massive day of action with two fresh faces holding the winner’s trophies for the fourth stop of the CT season.
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"It was an extremely difficult decision to cancel one of the most iconic events on the Championship Tour," said WSL Asia Pacific General Manager, Andrew Stark.
Set to run from April 1st, the Newcastle Pro will attract "tens of millions of avid surfers" to the steel city.
The decision to postpone the Santa Cruz Pro, the last planned event of the US leg of the Championship Tour, is based primarily on the surge of COVID-19 cases in California.
The new look QS will run from January to July and be split into seven regions for surfers to compete in.
Yet the loser may not lose at all.