Just two events remain on the women’s Championship Tour schedule. The men have one more beyond that, but each begins its final stretch today at Hossegor, France’s acclaimed surfing community and the location that could very well determine each tour’s 2018 world champion.
Things get a lot more real once conference play heats up, and the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors got a dose of that reality on Saturday when they headed to the mainland to take on San Jose State.
It’s been hard to have an NFL football conversation over the past couple weeks without it devolving into a discussion about roughing the passer penalties. The referees have been brandishing their flags like a high school color guard, sending defensive players and fans alike into a collective adolescent meltdown.
The upsets started coming fast and furious on Saturday as teams didn’t seem all that concerned with rankings, point spreads or home crowds. Instead, a bunch of teams with major aspirations for this college football season saw some of that optimism halted in its tracks.
As Hawaii goes into its fifth game of the young season, the ‘Bows have established a pretty consistent identity.
The World Surf League took another step forward last week in its announcement that it would be instituting full prize money equality for the men’s and women’s Championship Tours beginning in the 2019 season. The WSL has done a fantastic job increasing the prize money for both tours over the past decade, especially on the women’s side.