Surfing Malibu with only one other person out is an experience that very few of us will ever get to experience. But with the WSL Longboard Tour taking place at the legendary break, at the very least we can tune in online and mind surf to our heart’s content.
Malibu is easily the most iconic longboard wave in California, and perhaps the world. Today and tomorrow the top 18 men and the top 18 women will compete for the 2021 WSL Longboard World Title. The title will be determined by points from this event as well as the Noosa Longboard Open in February of 2020 and the Cuervo Surf Ranch Classic which went down just a couple weeks ago and was won by Honolua Blomfield, who is set up to defend her World Champion status. Frenchman Edouard Delpero will also try to go back-to-back after winning at the Ranch.
The Malibu Classic will feature six rounds of competition for both men and women. Round One will see heats of three with the top two from each heat advancing straight to Round Three. Round Two will be the first elimination round, and those who advance will move on to the head-to-head matchups in Round Three.
There’s a lot on the line for the world’s best longboarders, as only the top 10 ranked surfers at the end of this season will re-qualify for the 2022 World Longboard Tour. Make sure to tune in today and tomorrow on YouTube or WorldSurfLeague.com.