In a conference call to address updates to the 2018 Championship Tour,World Surf League CEO Sophie Goldschmidt announced that the public will be able to attend the contest to be held at Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California when the contest runs next September. While it’s unclear what, if any, fee might be required to attend, Goldschmidt said that all webcasts in 2018 will continue to be available to stream live for free.
“The wave company is a game changer,” said Goldschmidt on the call, “and we’ve seen it from the athletes. A lot of them took part in the test event we had in September, and we’ve had dozens of them up there since then, and the feedback continues to be pretty overwhelming.”
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