Tiburones en la zona hicieron que por primera vez la World Surf League decidiera cancelar el Margaret River Pro. El domingo pasado hubo dos ataques en la zona, uno de ellos al argentino Alejandro Travaglini.

Según Sophie Goldschmit, CEO de la World Surf League, la organización prevé este tipo de situaciones y la repartición de los puntos: ”
Hoy, la World Surf League tomó la decisión de cancelar lo que queda de competencia del Margaret dRiver Pro, resultado de circunstancias excepcionales que sucedieron durante el evento relacionada a la seguridad de nuestros surfistas. Esta decisión se ha alcanzado después de varias horas de consulta con una variedad de socios y expertos en el tema”.

“Nuestra competitiva estructura permite para los puntos de distribución en el caso de la cancelación. Sin embargo, no nos damos por vencido en finalizar la competencia tanto de hombres y mujeres a fín de año, y se comunicará proximamente” explicó en un comunicado oficial por las redes sociales.

Today, the WSL has made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of the Margaret River Pro, as a result of exceptional circumstances surrounding this season’s event regarding sharks and the safety of our surfers. This decision has been reached after many hours of consultation with a variety of stakeholders and experts. The WSL puts the highest premium on safety. This cannot be just talk, and it cannot be compromised. Surfing is a sport that carries various forms of risk, and is unique in that wild animals inhabit our performance environment. Sharks are an occasional reality of WSL competitions, and of surfing in general. Everyone associated with our sport knows that. There have been incidents in the past – and it’s possible that there will be incidents in the future – which did not (and will not) result in the cancellation of an event. However, current circumstances are very unusual and troubling, and we have decided that the elevated risk during this season’s Margaret River Pro has crossed the threshold for what is acceptable… Read the full message from WSL CEO Sophie Goldschmidt on worldsurfleague.com or click link in bio

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