US Open Won And Done, CS Rankings Sharpen Up
Overnight, both the US Open - a Challenger Series event - was decided, plus the Huntington Beach Longboard Classic, Stop No. 1 on the 2023 WSL Longboard Tour.
The shortboards were won by Sawyer Lindblad and Eli Hanneman, while the longboard winners were cousins Kelis Kaleopa’a and Kaniela Stewart. Runners up were Sally Fitzgibbon and Crosby Colapinto, and Honolua Blomfield and Taylor Jensen.
The US Open was the fourth of a six-strong Challenger Series (with four results counting for qualification) meaning we're getting a clearer idea of who'll be on the CT next year.
The men are as follows. Keep in mind that the cut off last year - also with four events counting - was 15,770.
Last year, the cut off for the women was 25,490. The current rankings for them are:
The two remaining CS events are in Ericeira, Portugal, and Saquarema, Brazil, running back to back from the beginning of October.