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American Sawyer Lindblad competes during Round of 16 of the Roxy Pro France on October 20, 2021, in Hossegor, France. (Photo by Damien Poullenot/World Surf League)

World Surf League World Junior Championships Heading to San Diego

The Seaside Reef in San Diego will host the 2022 World Junior Championships hosted by Best Western from January 9–15, 2023, with the world’s best up-and-coming surfers ages 20 and under competing for world championship titles. The men’s and the women’s fields will each feature 24 surfers, comprised of two regional qualifiers from each of […]

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California to Host Rip Curl WSL Finals

The World Surf League has announced the schedule for the 2023 Championship Tour. The calendar marks the second full year of the WSL’s redesigned tours and competitions framework, which features a fully combined men’s and women’s schedule, 10 regular-season events and the third-annual Rip Curl WSL Finals. The 2023 tour will include 10 regular-season events […]

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For the first time since 2006, the ISA World Surfing Games will take place in Huntington Beach, California.

2022 ISA World Surfing Games Heading to Huntington Beach

It would seem fitting that the 2022 ISA World Surfing Games would take place in “Surf City, USA.” For the first time since 2006, the International Surfing Association will bring its premier event to the shores of Huntington Beach, California, September 17–24. “Visit Huntington Beach, the official destination marketing organization for the city, is ecstatic […]

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Oceanside, California, Named Official USA Surfing Training Ground

USA Surfing has designated Oceanside, California, as an official training ground for all surfing disciplines from shortboard, longboard, Stand Up Paddle,and Para Surfing. The designation comes on the heels of USA Surfing’s junior team training in Oceanside ahead of the team’s attempt to defend a gold medal at the International Surfing Association World Junior Surfing […]

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Carter Hess from the United States competes at the 2021 ISA World Para Surfing Championship. Photo by ISA/Sean Evans

Pismo Beach Returns as ISA World Para Surfing Championships Host for 2022

The International Surfing Association has announced the World Para Surfing Championships will be returning to Pismo Beach, California, again in 2022. Tthe ISA’s flagship Para surfing competition will return from December 4–11, 2022, to the Central Coast, which hosted in 2021. AmpSurf, a non-profit with the stated aim of promoting, inspiring, educating and rehabilitating people […]

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Brandon Lowery Named Interim USA Surfing CEO

After leading surfing into its first Olympic Games, Greg Cruse is leaving as USA Surfing’s chief executive officer and transferring the organization’s leadership to Brandon Lowery on an interim basis. Lowery played a leading role in bringing together Olympic surfers, skaters and snowboarders for a three-day 2021 Olympic training camp at BSR Surf Resort wave […]

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Speed climbers use ropes. Photo courtesy of USA Climbing

Skateboarding, Climbing, Surfing Highlight LA28 Sports Program

Skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing have been added to the list of 28 sports to be included in the Initial Sports Program for the 2028 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles ahead of what is expected to be official confirmation at the next International Olympic Committee session in February 2022. IOC President Thomas Bach noted the […]

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International SUP and Paddleboard Championship Heading to Puerto Rico

The International Surfing Association has chosen San Juan, Puerto Rico, as host of the 2022 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship. The events will mark the ISA World Championship’s return after being cancelled the past two years because of the pandemic. Both events are set to take place in San Juan’s renowned Laguna del Condado […]

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