This surfing event will be stage number seven of the women’s and men’s championship tours. Event number six will be in Indonesia, and event eight in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The World Surf League is placing Punta Roca beach among the world’s best. Other top beaches selected to host WSL events are Pipeline in Hawaii, Saquarema in Brazil, and Peniche in Portugal.
Punta Roca beach is a popular destination for local and foreign surfers; it is part of El Salvador’s Surf City project. This beach is an exceptional location for surfing and relaxation.
The event will expose one of the best beaches in El Salvador for surfing to a new worldwide audience.
The Salvadoran beaches are now regularly hosting world-class surfing events; this is good news for the Smallest Country in Central America
We got a good recommendation from the surfers who were there last year (for the ISA World Surfing Games). So when we were looking for a new place to go, this seemed like a good one for us.”
The event will be the perfect opportunity for international athletes and foreign visitors to get to know El Salvador as a top-level destination with one of the best right-hand waves in the world.
We are proud that, for the first time, El Salvador can host such a big event and that the WSL has had the confidence in the country to organize an event of this type, which is allowing us to promote the country through its waves.”
The June event will be a boost for the Salvadoran tourism industry. Although El Salvador has no COVID-19 restrictions, the industry is still recovering from the pandemic.