Breaking Down Surfer-Shaper Pairings at Pipeline with Mitchell Salazar
WSL commentator Mitchell Salazar joins the podcast to talk about the all-new Vissla Shaper Rankings. Dave and Mitch introduce the new rankings that celebrate and measure the shapers who build boards for the Championship Tour surfers. They share the inspiration for the rankings and then break down its rules and scoring system. They share their top three shaper observations for the tour, discuss the surfer-shaper pairings they’re excited to watch at Pipeline and Sunset, and then make their bold predictions for which shaper will take the crown. As the epicenter of the surf universe and the birthplace of the sport, it’s only right for Pipeline to kick off the Championship Tour. Everyone enters the season with equal hopes of winning it all. The rookie class is thrown into the fire, the contenders return with one thing on their minds, and the surf world begins to follow the road to the Rip Curl WSL Finals. Pipeline sets the tone.
Watch live Jan 29 to Feb 10 on worldsurfleague.com.