Surfers Petition Against the Mid-Year Cut - Wozzle Replies
Much as they did in 2012, when the first version of the mid-year cut was introduced, tour surfers on the wrong side of the line are grumbling.
However, unlike 2012 said surfers are mobilising; banding together to form a bloc and petition the Woz with collective aggrievement.
Yesterday in his post-heat presser, Jordy Smith let slip there was something happening behind the scenes when he cast doubt on appearing at Margs.
“There’s a lot of chatting between the surfers’ groups about what’s going on at the moment with the cut and everything, so I’ll just wait to see what comes of that…"
That chat crystallised into a thirty-strong petition of men and women - all who currently occupy real estate below the cut line - voicing their concern to the Woz. The petition was originally published by Stab and can be read in full here.
Yet the story doesn't end there.
Erik Logan gave an unequivocal reply to said surfers, which should leave them in no question about where they stand. That message can be read here.
No doubt the 'Make of Break' producers are relishing the tension.