Surfing: Paige Hareb hits Kelly Slater’s call pool for ancestral Founders’ Cup event

It’s protected to contend that a decade ago Paige Hareb would never have approaching she’d transport to internal California in hunt of a ideal wave.


But that furious thought becomes existence for a Kiwi surfer this weekend – and she won’t be alone.

Hareb will contest in a initial Founders’ Cup eventuality this weekend during a Surf Ranch in Lemoore.

Getting vehement for a @wsl #founderscup this weekend! Could be a few of these going down 😝 #Team🌍 @kswaveco THANKYOU @raimanaworld for assisting me out, adore you! πŸ€™πŸ½ ______________________ @mtwoodgeesurfboards @curvesurf @gullnz @sunbreakeroptical @locationhomes @matuseinc @kaiserbaas @hyperride @fcs_surf @hydrosurf

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The ground-breaking foe gets underway on Sunday, and will see surfers from around a universe group adult for a initial time in World Surf League story and demeanour to make a many of a ideal call that was 10 years in a making.

The 27-year-old Kiwi was one of 5 athletes competing for Team World this weekend, holding on teams of 5 from Australia, USA, Brazil and Europe.

Among a other names in a foe enclosed stream universe champions John John Florence (USA) and Tyler Wright (Australia), and a horde of former champions including Kelly Slater (USA), Stephanie Gilmore (Australia) and a recently late Mick Fanning (Australia).

The other countries improved beware #teamaustralia is entrance in delayed to a Founders Cup!! Haha @joelparko @wsl

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“They’re all extraordinary surfers going,” Hareb said. “I’m holding my Mick Fanning t-shirt to hopefully get sealed by him.”

Pretty certain this perspective will never get old! 😝😍 Had a best day currently during a #wslsurfranch Thankyou @wsl @kswaveco πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ The #founderscup is going to be amazing!! @mtwoodgeesurfboards @curvesurf @gullnz @matuseinc @sunbreakeroptical @newbalancenz @kaiserbaas @hyperride @toyota_nz @locationhomes

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In a opening round, any surfer will get 6 waves – 3 right-hand, 3 left-hand – widespread over 3 runs. Each athlete’s tip dual waves measure into a team’s total, with a 3 highest-scoring teams surpassing to a finals.

The finals will see a some-more normal format of surfing competition, with any member of a 3 remaining teams surfing in a three-person heat. In a heats, any surfer will float dual waves and be given points for where they place.

The group with a top points transport after all 5 heats will explain a Founders’ Cup.
The competition, that had no impact on a Championship Tour standings, will be a initial of 7 eventuality on Hareb’s report between May 1 and Aug 6, with stops in Brazil, Bali, Mexico, South Africa before streamer behind to a States.

And while she hadn’t seen a formula she had hoped for in a opening 3 events in her lapse to a CT, Hareb remained focused on a prolonged deteriorate ahead.

“Losing sucks, though I’ve been losing to universe champions. I’ve had a tough pull though some of them were flattering tighten so that’s given me some confidence,” she said.

The teams
World Team
Jordy Smith – captain (South Africa)
Paige Hareb (New Zealand)
Michel Bourez (French Polynesia)
Bianca Buitendag (South Africa)
Kanoa Igarashi (Japan)

The Founders’ Cup World Team. Image / WSL

Australia Team

Stephanie Gilmore – captain

Mick Fanning

Tyler Wright

Joel Parkinson

Matt Wilkinson

The Founders’ Cup Australian team. Image / WSL

USA Team

Kelly Slater – captain

Carissa Moore

John John Florence

Lakey Peterson

Kolohe Andino

The Founders’ Cup USA team. Image / WSL

Europe Team

Johanne Defay – captain (France)

Leonardo Fioravanti (Italy)

Frankie Harrer (Germany)

Jeremy Flores (France)

Frederico Morais (Portugal)

The Founders’ Cup Europe team. Image / WSL

Brazil Team

Gabriel Medina – captain

Silvana Lima

Adriano de Souza

Taina Hinckel

Filipe Toledo

The Founders’ Cup Brazil team. Image / WSL

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