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PUNTA ROCA, LA LIBERTAD, EL SALVADOR - JUNE 9: Lineup prior to the commencement of the Surf City El Salvador Pro on June 9, 2023 at Punta Roca, La Libertad, El Salvador. (Photo by Beatriz Ryder/World Surf League)

Championship Tour Heads to Punta Roca for the Surf City El Salvador Pro

Catch the world's top surfers at the Surf City El Salvador Pro, the 7th stop of the 2024 WSL Championship Tour. Get the event details here

The World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) is set to make its seventh stop of the 2024 season at the magnificent cobblestone righthander of Punta Roca, also known as La Punta or Punta Chilama. From the 6th to the 15th of June 2024, the world’s best surfers will compete in the Surf City El Salvador Pro Presented by Corona.

This event is a crucial turning point in the season, hosted along the tropical shoreline of La Libertad. Competitors’ results will influence the rankings to determine who will compete in the one-day, winner-take-all event for the World Championships, the 2024 Lexus WSL Finals. The race for the Top 5 spots is tight, and a win at this event could be a game-changer.

Since 2022, the CT has been embraced by Central America’s wave-rich coastline and the culture of El Salvador. The Surf City of La Libertad is home to Punta Roca, one of Central America’s high-performance jewels, which pushes surfers to their limits. After an impressive run of swell in Tahiti, the world’s best could be spoiled once more with promising swell on the horizon for the Surf City El Salvador Pro.

Costa Rican surfer Brisa Hennessy recently jumped three spots to World No. 1 on the CT rankings. Hennessy has been one of the most consistent competitors on the women’s CT, securing four Semifinal spots so far in 2024. She aims to cement her place in the Final 5 to compete for her maiden World Title.

The 2023 event winner, Caroline Marks (USA), returns to defend her title and further secure her place among the Top 5. Marks, reigning WSL Champion, gained significant ground on the new No. 1 Hennessy and now No. 4 Johanne Defay (FRA) after a Semifinal finish at Teahupo’o.

For the men, Griffin Colapinto (USA) looks to bounce back after an early exit at the SHISHEIDO Tahiti Pro and earn a second career victory at the Surf City El Salvador Pro Presented by Corona. He relinquished his No. 1 ranking to two-time WSL Champion John John Florence (HAW), who earned a runner-up finish in Tahiti.

The race to the WSL Final 5 will intensify on the cobblestones of Punta Roca with 2019 WSL Champion Italo Ferreira (BRA), 2023 World Title contenders Jack Robinson (AUS), and Ethan Ewing (AUS).

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PUNTA ROCA, LA LIBERTAD, EL SALVADOR - JUNE 9: Lineup prior to the commencement of the Surf City El Salvador Pro on June 9, 2023 at Punta Roca, La Libertad, El Salvador. (Photo by Beatriz Ryder/World Surf League)

Championship Tour Heads to Punta Roca for the Surf City El Salvador Pro

Catch the world's top surfers at the Surf City El Salvador Pro, the 7th stop of the 2024 WSL Championship Tour. Get the event details here

The World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) is set to make its seventh stop of the 2024 season at the magnificent cobblestone righthander of Punta Roca, also known as La Punta or Punta Chilama. From the 6th to the 15th of June 2024, the world’s best surfers will compete in the Surf City El Salvador Pro Presented by Corona.

This event is a crucial turning point in the season, hosted along the tropical shoreline of La Libertad. Competitors’ results will influence the rankings to determine who will compete in the one-day, winner-take-all event for the World Championships, the 2024 Lexus WSL Finals. The race for the Top 5 spots is tight, and a win at this event could be a game-changer.

Since 2022, the CT has been embraced by Central America’s wave-rich coastline and the culture of El Salvador. The Surf City of La Libertad is home to Punta Roca, one of Central America’s high-performance jewels, which pushes surfers to their limits. After an impressive run of swell in Tahiti, the world’s best could be spoiled once more with promising swell on the horizon for the Surf City El Salvador Pro.

Costa Rican surfer Brisa Hennessy recently jumped three spots to World No. 1 on the CT rankings. Hennessy has been one of the most consistent competitors on the women’s CT, securing four Semifinal spots so far in 2024. She aims to cement her place in the Final 5 to compete for her maiden World Title.

The 2023 event winner, Caroline Marks (USA), returns to defend her title and further secure her place among the Top 5. Marks, reigning WSL Champion, gained significant ground on the new No. 1 Hennessy and now No. 4 Johanne Defay (FRA) after a Semifinal finish at Teahupo’o.

For the men, Griffin Colapinto (USA) looks to bounce back after an early exit at the SHISHEIDO Tahiti Pro and earn a second career victory at the Surf City El Salvador Pro Presented by Corona. He relinquished his No. 1 ranking to two-time WSL Champion John John Florence (HAW), who earned a runner-up finish in Tahiti.

The race to the WSL Final 5 will intensify on the cobblestones of Punta Roca with 2019 WSL Champion Italo Ferreira (BRA), 2023 World Title contenders Jack Robinson (AUS), and Ethan Ewing (AUS).

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