- 11 August 2009 | Surfing
In the surfing world, everybody's talking about it. Kelly Slater is in the center of what can be named as a potential Surfing Revolution.
Is he really going to leave the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) to debut a new World Tour of Surfing?
Are the ESPN rumors true? If so, when are we having the new global challenge?
Is the ASP's World Tour so bad that we need a change?
SurferToday.com has identified some of the Pros and Cons of Kelly Slater's eventual new World Tour of Surfing.
Check it out:
* Refreshing new behaviors of judging and ranking system
* New selection of world's finest surf spots
* Live TV broadcast
* Wider sponsorship policies
* More relaxed and free surfing during heats
* Having one of the greatest surfers of all time running the show
* Top prizes and having advertising income directly to surfers (idea sent by Chev)
* Inexperience of starting a brand new World Surfing Tour
* Losing ASP's longtime know-how
* Having two parallel competition running, just like the Kiteboarding's PKRA/KPWT endless war
* Starting a unnecessary battle for the ISA sports approval
* Delay surfing as an Olympic sport
* Delivering surfing to business men who do not understand what a "Take Off" is
Do you have new ideas? Publish them in the commentary box and we'll add it to the list.