Ten men and eight women from WSL CT will represent seven countries in Surfing’s Olympic debut
With the 2019 Billabong Pipe Masters and Lululemon Maui Pro closing out the 2019 World Surf League Championship Tour (WSL CT) season for the men and women respectively, 18 surfers that have qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been determined.
Surf Canada heads south to face world’s top junior surfers at VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championships
343 surfers from record-matching 44 nations to vie for Gold Medals in Huntington Beach, USA (with files from ISA)
Huntington Beach, Calif., USA – Surf Canada will join the world’s best 18 and under surfers in Huntington Beach, USA to stake their claims as World Champions at the VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship, Oct 26 – Nov 3.
Thanks to an historic showing at the World Surfing Games in Japan, the Surf Canada team is now ranked 10th overall in the rankings.
At last month’s ISA World Surfing Games in Miyazaki, the Canadian men placed 5th and the women 12th overall in the world rankings. This brings Surf Canada to a 10th place overall ahead of next year’s Olympic Games.
The International Surfing Association(ISA) is delighted to announce today that the 2019 ISA World StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship (WSUPPC) will take place in El Salvador from November 23 – December 1.
The men’s side of Surf Canada’s team consists of Peter Devries, Cody Young and Shane Campbell, while the women’s trio is made up of Mathea Olin, Bethany Zelasko and Paige Alms.
Canada and the rest of the participating nations kicked off the ISA World festivities with the Parade of Nations and the legendary Sands of the World Ceremony in Japan on Saturday afternoon.
Canada’s Shane Campbell, who has competed on the WSL Qualifying Series (Pro Circuit) for the past five years and has four finals and two wins to his credit. had this to say about his first Opening Ceremonies at the ISA World Surfing Games
“I didn’t know what to expect as this doesn’t happen on the Pro Tour, and being apart of this Olympic-like celebration amongst these exceptional athletes, all with the same dream to compete at Tokyo 2020, has got me even more fired up to take my surfing to that necessary level”.
"You're out there in mother ocean and anything can happen"
Mathea Olin competed at the Canadian National Surf Championships in Tofino, B.C., on May 12. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)
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Tofino surfer Mathea Olin,16, made history recently in Peru. She...
Peruvian teammates Lucca Mesinas and Daniella Rosas were crowned Shortboard Gold Medalists at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games on Sunday, which makes them almost certain to earn qualification slots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
LIMA, Peru — Surfers Kevin Schulz of the United States and Cody Young of Canada made history on Monday as the first competitors in the ocean during the sport’s debut in the Pan American Games.
Young earned 10.43 points to Schulz’s 7.50 at Punta Rocas beach, a reef break located about 38 miles (60 kilometers) south of the Peruvian capital of Lima. Surfing will also make its Olympic debut next year in Tokyo, and is one of the “wait and see” sports at the Pan Am Games. That means top man and woman surfers not yet qualified for the Olympics will earn a spot, although the top finishers from the Pan Ams won’t be confirmed until May 2020.