Former Championship Tour surfer and current WSL Senior Manager of Tours & Competition Travis Logie talks about the massive changes in pro surfing over the past few seasons. Hear straight from the mouth of the inventor of the Rip Curl WSL Finals format how he came up with the idea, how it became a reality, and how he thought it worked in its first year. He describes the new three-tier system in pro surfing, with the Championship Tour, heightened Challenger Series, and regional Qualifying Series, and how it will impact the sport going forward. He then dives into his own long career as a pro, from growing up in Durban, South Africa, getting a late start in surfing, winning the ISA games, and eventually competing for ten years on the CT. Travis also touches on stories from the golden days of the Quiksilver team, his wild re-surf at Teahupo’o against good friend Jordy Smith, explosive talents like Jordy and Dane Reynolds, and which young South African surfers to watch out for.
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