The upcoming Surf tournaments in El Salvador are the ISA World Longboard Championship on May 7; the ISA World Surfing Games from May 30 to June 7; the WSL pro championship on June 9; the Central American and Caribbean Games from June 23 to July 8; the WSL Longboard Classic on September 19; and the Alas pro tour on 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. Thus far this year, the country is set to host five top-level international surf tournaments starting in late May.
|ISA||Surf City World Longboard Championship||May 7 – 13||El Sunzal|
|ISA||Surf City El Salvador ISA World Surfing Games||May 30 – Jun 7||El Sunzal/La Bocana|
|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|
ISA Surf City World Longboard Championship
The International Surfing Association Longboarding championship is back!! It will hit the renowned waves at El Sunzal beach from May 7 to 13. According to the ISA, the surfing event in El Salvador is a qualifier for Santiago 2023 Pan Am Games.
Surf City El Salvador ISA World Surfing Games
El Sunzal and La Bocana beach will host the 2023 Surf City El Salvador ISA World Surfing Games from May 30 to June 7, 2023. This surfing event will be the second in the 2024 Paris Olympic Games Qualification process. The International Surfing Association (ISA) confirmed the dates and announced that at the 2023 Surf City games, four slots will be up for grabs for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.
“In El Salvador, the four top-ranked surfers by continent for each gender will qualify one place each by name.”
International Surfing Association.
The 2023 Surf City El Salvador ISA World Surfing Games will be the second consecutive Olympic Games qualifying event that the country will host. Recently, El Salvador hosted the
last qualifier surf event for the Tokyo Olympics.
El Sunzal and La Bocana, two of the best surf spots in the country, will host the surfing event. These surf spots are well-known in the surfing community.
El Salvador continues to consolidate itself as an essential part of the road to the Olympic Games. We are happy to continue expanding and strengthening this association and to show the world that El Salvador is a surfing destination worthy of the best events and surfers in the world.” Fernando Aguerre, ISA president.
ISA president also stated, “We are happy to continue to expand and strengthen this partnership and to show the world that El Salvador is a surfing destination worthy of the world’s best events and surfers.”
“Our surfers and teams from around the world have come to love and appreciate El Salvador’s beauty, warm hospitality, and excellent waves.” Fernando Aguerre, ISA president.
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
- Surf City World Longboard Championship (May 7 – 13)
- Surf City El Salvador ISA World Surfing Games (May 30 – Jun 7)
- 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)
In recent years, El Salvador has positioned itself as a perfect setting for top-notch surf tournaments and a prominent place for the development of surfing. The Salvadoran beaches have served as a platform for Salvadoran surfers to showcase their skills in international competitions.