6 April, 2020 6 April, 2020

WSL Vault – 2001 Bells Beach ft. PC

The WSL has cracked open their vault to give all us stuck-at-home surf fans everywhere the opportunity to relive some of the Championship Tour’s very best highlights. Watch today’s stars get their start. Witness the icons of the past at the peak of their powers. Enjoy the retro graphics, classic style, and terrible fashion from every decade of our sport’s rich history.

Out of the vault this week comes another can’t miss classic. At the 2001 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach where 19-year-old wildcard, Mick Fanning, announced his arrival with a performance for the ages against many an established tour icon. 

In the 2001 event, Paul Canning would put on one helluva show powering through to the semis in pumping waves. However, PC would ultimately be undone by wildcard and event winner Mick Fanning. A few months later PC was lying second in the world when the unthinkable happened – the Twin Tower terrorism attack. The event would lead to the entire European leg being scrapped as the American surfing contingent was unable to leave the country. This shakeup would derail the momentum built by the South African who was on track to finish within the top 3.

Tune in live tonight, right here!


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