Ep 46: Pat O’Connell - WSL Countdown Events, Surfing a Final with Slater, & the ‘98 Time Machine


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World Surf League SVP of Tours & Competition, former Championship Tour surfer, and all-around legend Pat O’Connell breaks down the highlights and takeaways from the WSL Countdown events. They discuss Italo Ferreira, Kelly Slater, Tyler Wright, and the athletes who stood out in the offseason contests in Australia, Europe, Brazil, and Surf Ranch. Pat and Dave then talk about the end of an era with Surfer Magazine closing, Michael Tomson’s passing, Gabriel Medina’s under-the-radar offseason, and what surfers look primed to contend in the 2021 season. Finally, in the “Time Machine” segment, they imagine who would have won the 1998 World Title under the tour’s new format.

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