To Canadian competition surfers:
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of our daily lives, and along with all other sports, Surf Canada needs to adapt accordingly. Safety was everyone’s top priority in 2020, and 2021 will be no different.
Due to the ongoing uncertainty and current travel restrictions across the provinces, as well as the mandatory 14 day quarantine measures for entering Canada with additional costs, the decision has been made to reschedule ‘21 Rip Curl Pro Nationals from our tentative end of March dates and now targeting September with the expectation that travel requirements will be relaxed – specific dates to be determined. SUP Nationals are equally affected, with dates and location also to be determined.
We are working closely with all relevant health authorities, viaSport, Sport Canada, Canadian Olympic Committee, and our hosting partners and we anticipate that we will announce new tentative dates sometime in late Spring of 2021.
Updated Team selection protocols will also be announced in the coming months, soon after the ISA reveals their 2021 competition schedule and team size quotas (TBD)
I hope by giving you enough notice, you will be able to plan accordingly, and be able to join Canadian surfers from across the country and around the globe to compete for the Canadian National Titles and earn a coveted spot on the National Team to represent Canada at ISA sanctioned competitions.
We look forward to the moment when the power of sport, and the culture of surf will again inspire Canadians from coast to coast to coast. We are all stronger when we work together with nature.
Surf Canada will continue to provide timely updates as they occur, and If you ever have any questions, I am always happy to answer them.
Dom Domic MPA, BA
Executive Director / Directeur Exécutif
The chance for Canadian Surfers to stand atop the Pan-Am and Olympic Games podium is no longer a dream, it’s a reality. Surfing in Canada is rising in participation and popularity with each passing wave, and will continue to do so for years to come. Our sport has an optimistic future, however the funding required for coaching and the technical support needed to achieve success on the world stage requires significant financial resources.