"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.
"We are ending our suspension and we’ll look to run competition over the coming days."
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.
Finals to be held at Trestles, plus new events at Sunset and Steamer Lane.
There's a trade swell incoming and a contest to run.
Surfing's back on and the pros are gonna party like it's the 1999 Billabong Pro.
With competition surfing running late and out of timetable order, the Woz fires up the blue train and rumbles the tub. Ding Alley reports on the big return.
The Woz begin revving the engines with two contests for Championship Tour surfers planned for later this year.