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Top surfers take part in test competition at "Surf Ranch"

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 01:37

Future is here for World Surf League as top surfers take part in test competition at ''Surf Ranch''

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BROADCAST AND DIGITAL RESTRICTIONS~** Broadcasters: FOR NEWS PURPOSES ONLY. NO USE AFTER 14 DAYS. NO ARCHIVE. MUST COURTESY WORLD SURF LEAGUE Digital: FOR NEWS PURPOSES ONLY. NO USE AFTER 14 DAYS. MUST COURTESY WORLD SURF LEAGUE SHOWS: LEMOORE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 19, 2017)(WSL- BROADCASTER AND DIGITAL: FOR NEWS PURPOSES ONLY. NO USE AFTER 14 DAYS. NO ARCHIVE. MUST COURTESY WORLD SURF LEAGUE) 1. AERIAL 'SURF RANCH' 2. FRONT DOORS OF 'SURF RANCH' 3. WAVE CRASHING AGAINST WALL 4. PHOTOGRAPHER FILMING SURFER AS WALL MOVES TO MAKE WAVE 5. MEDINA SURF RUN THEN WIPES OUT AT END - HE WOULD GO ON TO WIN MEN'S COMPETITION 6. CARISSA MOORE (USA - PURPLE JERSEY) SURF RUN - SHE WOULD GO ON TO WIN WOMEN'S COMPETITION STORY: The future of competitve surfing arrived this week in the middle of California as the world's top surfers gathered at the "Surf Ranch" to take part in a World Surf League (WSL) test competition. With WSL events taking up to two weeks for a competition that needs only three or four days due to the wait for waves that are big and consistent enough, the 'Surf Ranch' wave pool could be a solution. WSL 11-time champion Kelly Slater built the Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California, about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles and about 110 miles (177 kilometres) from the nearest beach. Brazilian Gabriel Medina, the 2014 WSL champ, won the test competition Tuesday (September 19) with countryman Filipe Toldeo runner-up. The women's competition was won by American 2015 WSL champ Carissa Moore with Australian Stephanie Gilmore placing second.

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Top surfers take part in test competition at "Surf Ranch"

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 01:37