EXCLUSIVE† The ultimate surfer has wiped out.
ABC has discontinued the water-based competition series after one season.
The show premiered in August 2021 and ran for eight seasons, but struggled to find a big fan wave as the opening episode was attended by less than 1.5 million viewers and a 0.3 in the demo.
The series featured emerging surfers training and battling it out on the surf ranch with men and women competing in individual and team challenges targeting specific surfing disciplines.
Male and female surfers competed for the Ultimate Surfer title and the opportunity to compete on the WSL World Tour.
The competition series, which is produced by Lionsgate’s Pilgrim Media Group and WSL Studios, was shot at Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch in Kings County, California.
Surf Champion Slater was the lead advisor and also served as a special correspondent. Former NFL quarterback Jesse Palmer co-hosted with sports host Erin Coscarelli and the voice of surfer Joe Turpel as commentators.
It was produced by Craig Piligian, WSL CEO Erik Logan, UFC President Dana White and Faye Stapleton.