It has come to the attention of the SLSA Board of Directors that there has been some confusion stemming from calling the first and second sets of our competitions “Pro” and “Invitational”, especially among surfers who have not yet competed. To some, it appears that one must already be a “pro” rider to register for what is an open registration competition. After discussion and voting, the Board decided the following:
Beginning with the next competition at Bundoran Reef, we will try to make it more clear that the first competition is open to everyone. The October 16th competition will be referred to as “Open”, while the one on October 23rd will be called “Pro”.