The Championship Tour Axe Falls
It's been known about for two years, but only in the last month has it created any controversy. The CT mid-season cut has arrived, and despite a signed petition from below-the-cut surfers and the threat of boycott, it's gone down very much as planned.
Following today's surfing at the Margaret River Pro the cut is complete.
The surfers failing to progress are:
Owen Wright - missed out when Matt McGillivray won his heat
Bettylou Sakura Johnson
All those surfers will now shift to the Challenger Series, an eight contest tour that begins on the Gold Coast next week. When it ends at Haleiwa in December the top twelve men and six women will jump up to the CT.