World Surf League Adds Women’s Professional Surfing Contest to North Shore Schedule, then Cancels it!
The World Surf League stoked out women professional surfers by returning them to completion at Sunset Set Beach on the North Shore of Oahu but then the State of Hawaii cancelled the event due to Covid-19. Read the World Surf Leagues statement here. Everyone was so stoked! Finally, after 10 years of no world championship events for women surfers, the World Surf League decide to follow the law, siting legislation that the City and County of Honolulu government had announced that a women’s event was added to the schedule. The Sunset Open was to have equal prize money too although not an equal number of competitors. The World Surf League still has a long way to go on that number. There are 18 women allowed to compete in World Championship events compared to 38 men that are allowed to compete in men’s events on sanctioned by the World Surf League. While we greatly applaud the amazing and historic strides the World Surf League has made recently with gender equality there is still work to be done to create equality.