“We can’t wait to be back on the Championship Tour next week at Pipe,” said Pat O’Connell, WSL senior vice president, tours and competition. “This year is special for us, as it will be our 50th edition in the North Shore, so we’re very excited. We’ve worked closely with the local government and public health officials, and we feel strongly about the protocols we’ll have in place in order to keep our athletes, staff, and the local community safe.”
The Billabong Pipeline Masters presented by Hydro Flask opens on Dec. 8 and runs through Dec. 20, 2020. The competition will be broadcast live on WorldSurfLeague.com and the free WSL app. Check local listings for coverage from the WSL’s broadcast partners. The competition will be carried locally in Hawaii by the Spectrum Surf Channel.
The Billabong Pipeline Masters pres. by Hydro Flask is the first stop on the 2021 Men’s CT, and the rankings after the penultimate stop will determine the top five male surfers to make it into the first-ever WSL Finals, which will be held in Lower Trestles in Southern California in September 2021. This playoff-style competition will determine the 2021 WSL Champions in a single day of intense, world-class surfing.