The WSL Reveals New Events For The 2021 Season
Including an event in Mexico for the first time in 15 years.
Carissa Moore and Italo Ferreira just won Newcastle. Mick Fanning will surf in Narrabeen. Neither of these is the most exciting WSL news of the past 24 hours.
After announcing today’s champs, the WSL proceeded to drop a bombshell on the surfing public—they’re going back to Barra de la Cruz for the first Mexican CT event since the Rip Curl Search in 2006. We’d heard murmurs about this over the past weeks and months, but nothing strong enough to report on. Now the cat is finally out of the bag, and all we have are questions:
- Is the sand good right now?
- Will we get another century swell for the comp?
- Can we please get Dane an event wildcard?
Bekow is the official CT schedule for the post-Australia tour,, bringing the total number of 2021 CT events to nine…plus the Finals (wherein the top five men and women will compete for a World Title):
- Jeep Surf Ranch Pro
Lemoore, California, USA
June 25 – 27, 2021
- Corona Open Mexico presented by Quiksilver
Barra de La Cruz, Mexico
July 5 – 15, 2021
- Oi Rio Pro presented by Corona
August 11 – 16, 2021
- Outerknown Tahiti Pro
August 22 – September 1, 2021
- Rip Curl WSL Finals
Lower Trestles, California, USA
September 8 – 17, 2021
This will be the first time the women CT has been to Teahupoo since 2006. That same year was also the last time a CT was held in Mexico, with Andy Irons taking home the Gold.
Not to be forgotten, the WSL also made an announcement about the 2021 Challenger Series (from which surfers can qualify to the 2022 CT). There will be only four events on this year’s CS schedule, including venues in California, Portugal, France and Hawaii. All Antipodean CS events have been postponed until 2022.
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