The upcoming Surf tournaments in El Salvador are the WSL Surf City pro championship from June 9 to 18, the Central American and Caribbean Games from June 23 to July 8, the WSL Longboard Classic on September 19, and the Alas pro tour in November.
Once again, El Salvador surf tournaments for 2023 will bring attention to the excellent Salvadoran surfing spots and the Surf City El Salvador project. This year, the country is set to host six top-level international surf tournaments starting in May.
|WSL||Surf City El Salvador Pro||Jun 9 – Jun 18||Punta Roca beach|
|—||Central American and Caribbean Games||Jun 23 – Jul 8||La Libertad|
|WSL||Surf City El Salvador Longboard Classic||Sep 19 – Sep 25||El Sunzal|
|ALAS||Surf City El Salvador ALAS pro tour||Nov 9 – Nov 12||La Libertad|
|▼ Completed ▼|
|ISA||Surf City El Salvador ISA World Surfing Games||May 30 – Jun 7||El Sunzal/La Bocana|
|ISA||Surf City World Longboard Championship||May 7 – 13||El Sunzal|
WSL Surf City El Salvador Pro
The 2023 World Surf League Surf City El Salvador Pro will take place at Punta Roca Beach from June 9 to 18; it is the second year El Salvador will host a WSL championship. This WSL surfing season will have ten events in seven countries, beginning in January with the Billabong Pro Pipeline. El Salvador will host
event number seven.
The 2023 Championship Tour calendar is here! 10 regular-season events, a Mid-season Cut after CT Stop No. 5, and the third-annual Rip Curl WSL Finals. The 2023 CT season will also be the top qualification route for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.”
World Surf League.
This surfing championship will be a path to Olympic qualification. The final ranking of the ten regular season phases will determine 18 of the 48 spots in the Paris 2024 Games (ten men and eight women.)
This is the second consecutive year Punta Roca Beach will host this renowned surfing event. Punta Roca is one of the best surf spots in the country and one of the top beaches in the Salvadoran Surf City project.
Central American and Caribbean Games
From Jun 23 to July 8, El Salvador
will host the Central American and Caribbean Games; the surfing competition will take place at the Surf City beaches in La Libertad. As of today’s date, The beaches for the surfing competition have not been released.
Surf City El Salvador Longboard Classic
The 2023 World Surf League Surf City El Salvador Longboard Classic is set to take place at El Sunzal Beach in La Libertad from September 19 to 25. Playa El Sunzal is one of the best surf spots in El Salvador.
The World Surf League (WSL) announced on its official Twitter account that the 2023 Longboard Tour will have four competitions in total. It will begin on August 30 at Bells Beach in Australia, then El Sunzal beach in El Salvador in September, and in October to Malibu in the USA. The fourth competition will be announced at a later date.
The 2023 WSL Longboard Tour schedule! The 2023 Longboard Tour will host four competitions in total. So far, the schedule will visit Bells Beach in Australia, El Sunzal in El Salvador, and Malibu in the USA. The fourth competition will be announced at a later date.” World Surf League Tweet.
The announcement of the Longboard surf tournament coming to El Salvador is good news for the Surf City El Salvador project.
Surf City El Salvador ALAS pro tour
From November 9 to November 12, El Salvador will host the Surf City El Salvador ALAS pro tour. As of today’s date, a location for the tournament has not been announced.
In November 2022, the Surf City El Salvador ALAS Pro tour six stars surf tournament took place at Las Flores beach; it was the first time a Latin American surf tournament occurred in the eastern zone of the country. This surfing event in eastern El Salvador awarded two spots for the
19th Pan American Games in Santiago de Chile.
Surf tournaments in El Salvador in 2023
- WSL Surf City El Salvador Pro (Jun 9 – Jun 18)
- Central American and Caribbean Games (Jun 23 – Jul 18)
- Surf City El Salvador Longboard Classic (Sep 19 – Sep 25)
- Surf City El Salvador ALAS pro tour (Nov 9 – Nov 12)
- Surf City El Salvador ISA World Surfing Games (May 30 – Jun 7)
- Surf City World Longboard Championship (May 7 – 13) Completed
2023 Completed Surf Tournaments in El Salvador
Surf City El Salvador ISA World Surfing Games
On June 7, the Surf City El Salvador ISA World Surfing Games Concluded. Mexico’s Alan Cleland won first place in the men’s divisions, and Lucca Mesinas from Peru finished second. Peru’s Miguel Tudela got third place, and Kanoa Igarashi from Japan finished fourth.
Tati Weston Webb from Brazil won the women’s division, and Canadia Erin Brooks finished second. Johanne Defay ended third and Vahiné Fierro fourth, both women part of the French delegation.
Peru won first place in the country competition, followed by France, Brazil, and Japan. 63 Countries were represented at this surf tournament.
Morena Valdez, the Minister of Tourism of El Salvador, highlighted the participation of Iranian Setaré Mazjari, who represented her country in surfing for the first time, and is historic that this happened in El Salvador. “I am happy to see more female surfers pursuing the Olympic dream,” added the minister.
Thank you very much El Salvador for being the center of surfing. It is the best World Surfing Games in history. I have no doubt.”
ISA president Fernando Aguerre.
ISA Surf City World Longboard Championship
Last Saturday May 13, the last day of the 2023 Surf City El Salvador ISA World Longboard Championship took place, which began on May 7 at El Sunzal Beach.
At the end of the Surf competition, the athletes celebrated at night at the Aloha White Beach Party. This recently concluded longboard tournament is the first time it has been held on the Salvadoran coast.
France claimed the men’s and women’s world titles and the team competition. The French squad won the last longboard world championship that took place in Biarritz, France, and now repeats the title in El Salvador.
Yesterday we finished 1 of the 6 surf tournaments that we will hold this year. Once again, the country proved to be a good host for international events and a good destination to visit.
Morena Valdez, Salvadoran Tourism Minister.
This type of sports jousts position El Salvador as an attractive tourist destination, since the natural resources that the country has are an attraction for both local and foreign visitors.