The Thrilla in Vanilla.
There is progressive and then there is our World Surf League. Wave forecasting website Surfline has reported, in the early hours of the morning, that Santa Monica is considering sandwiching a fourth Championship Tour event in the upcoming Australian leg of an already-truncated 2020/21 season.
Australian quarantine laws are extremely strict, for those entering the country from abroad, and not bent even for tennis stars who were forced to stay in hotel rooms for a full two weeks ahead of being able to ply their craft.
Polite, mild-mannered, well-behaved, wealthy tennis stars.
Professional surfers are set to get back in the water April 1st, or thereabouts, for the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach followed by Margaret River (April 16 – 26) and Snapper (May 3 – 13).
Surfline is suggesting the fourth event will likely be in Sydney and a “double-header.”
The idea of a “bubble” is not new as it relates to the current pandemic.
The NBA restarted its season in an Orlando bubble in July and successfully crowned a champion in October.
The NBA plays its game indoors where men breathe in each other’s faces whilst sweating profusely.
The World Surf League plays its outdoors in the ocean where two women, or men, sit very far apart from each other unless one of them is named Gabriel Medina.
The rumored Sydney event will likely favor Pip Toledo.
Exciting days ahead.