|Longboard athletes will be looking to earn a place on the 2023 World Longboard Tour, a global series culminating in the Malibu World Longboard Championships in October. Some of the world’s best including 2022 World Title Runner-Ups Kelis Kaleopa’a (HAW) and Kaniela Stewart (HAW). Also, 2022 Surfing For Hope Longboard Classic victors Sophia Culhane (HAW), who also claimed runner-up at the Malibu Longboard Championships, and Kai Sallas (HAW) bring their style to the dreamy reef break of Ala Moana Bowls.
“Under shoulder high, Bowls is one of the best longboard waves on the south shore so I’m stoked to have a competition at such a sick spot,” said Sallas. “Just seeing the effort that WSL has put in to longboarding in the past few years is super exciting. Having these qualifying events on your local turf is awesome. Not having to travel to qualify is so convenient for all competitors, so we are all stoked on what WSL has done for the longboard tour lately!’
The Local Motion Surf Into Summer QS and LQS competitions will take place over the best four days of the June 12 – 19 holding period, and is made possible through the generosity of Local Motion and the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
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