Volcom Pro Fiji or Billabong Pro Teahupoo will be cancelled for 2012
just read it in a surfline article but there are rumors that in addition to J-Bay becoming a Six-Star this year and not a world title stop (confirmed), either the Fiji Pro or the Chopes pro will also be dropped.
so no east coast event, no rip curl search event, j bay a six star and now this?
They'll keep Brazil because of the market and the audience. In these rough economic times, the sponsors care more about being able to stay afloat financially (no pun intended) than going to exotic locales with world class waves.