El Salvador to host World Surf League Championship tour Event in June 2022

By Karla Ramos  | Updated on Jun 6th, 2022
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El Salvador Surfing. Photo by @surfcity

Once again, El Salvador will be hosting a world-class surfing event. The World Surf League “Surf City El Salvador Pro” event will take place at Punta Roca Beach from June 12th to the 20th.

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.”

In 2021, El Salvador held the 2021 ISA World Surfing Games, which was the qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. It also hosted the Surf City ALAS Pro Tour 2021 Surf Championship.

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.

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