Founders’ Cup has Olympic feel this week at Surf Ranch

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Kauai’s Tatiana Weston-Webb announced Sunday that she will be surfing under the Brazilian flag in competitions moving forward. Born in Brazil, Weston-Webb has a great opportunity to eventually surf for Brazil’s Olympic team at the Tokyo Games in 2020.

The theme of the week is nationality and it’s definitely covering a lot of ground. With the Founders’ Cup set to open up on Saturday morning, the surf world is breaking from its typical individual competitions in favor of the rarer team format. Five teams will come together at the Surf Ranch in Leemore, Calif. to test out some man-made waves ahead of the Championship Tour event that will take place there later this year.