The World Surf League’s championship tour has hit the homestretch as the best competitive surfers in the world battle it out in the final three events of the season.

The competitions in Europe — which wrapped up in France this week and begin in Portugal on Oct. 16 — will be followed by the final event at the Banzai Pipeline in Hawaii in December.

Stephen Hadley is a longtime surfer who lives and works in Galveston. If you have an idea for this column, email him at stephendhadley@gmail.com.

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