Pat Gudauskas falls off the World Tour after Pipe Masters loss

Pat Gudauskas in action at the Hurley Pro Lower Trestles WCT event. Photo: Jimmicane/Surfing Magazine

Pat Gudauskas in action at the Hurley Pro Lower Trestles event; photo by Jimmicane/Surfing magazine

One of the happiest guys in surfing might not be too stoked right about now. By virtue of losing out in Round 3 of the Billabong Pipeline Masters in Memory of Andy Irons, San Clemente, California-based surfer Pat Gudauskas has fallen off the Association of Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour. In need of a strong result to seal his spot on the 2014 World Championship Tour, Gudauskas was unable to get past Julian Wilson and will be relegated to the World Qualifying Series tour in 2014. "That was a tough heat for Pat; he always seems to be on the wrong side of the luck," said Julian after the win (of note was that it was Wilson’s first-ever heat win at Pipeline).

While it's a bummer for one of the tour's more popular surfers, we have no doubt that Gudauskas will be back in the big leagues sooner rather than later. Stay tuned to GrindTV for breaking news from the Pipeline Masters; careers are on the line and a world title could be decided soon.

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