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Team Trials Olympic Pathway

Open Shortboard Canadian Selections for ISA Olympic Pathway

Surf Canada Team Trials for the 2019-2020 ISA Olympic qualification pathway is by nomination only, as determined by the surfer’s result from the 2019 Rip Curl Nationals presented by Red Bull.

For the purposes of these selections, Rip Curl Nationals will function as an open Talent Identification and Team Trials is proof of performance.

Monday May 13 – Tuesday May 14, Surf Canada Team Trials
Open Women May 13 (1 day of competition)
Open Men May 13 and 14 (2 days of competition)

Wickaninnish Beach, in front of beach access at Lot D, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, Vancouver Island, B.C.

Female and Male surfers in Open Shortboard.


Always Free to spectate! As we are guests of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, the Tla-o-qui-aht and the Yuulu?it?ath First Nations, all Parks rules apply, including; parking and fees, no alcohol consumption and pets must be on leash at all times.

Fees https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/bc/pacificrim/visit/tarifs-fees

Dogs and Pets https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/bc/pacificrim/visit/chiens-dogs


Results from Nationals + Team Trials > Grand Final = 2019-2020 Team Selection

Women’s Team Selection Trials

  • The Top 6 Open Women’s surfers from the 2019 Nationals (May 10-12), + 2 wildcards, as selected by the Executive Director, will be invited to compete at the Team Trials event (May.13).
  • Points from the results of the 2019 Nationals and the results of the Women’s Team Trials event, will be added (ISA point allocation) to a combined total, where the top 4 will compete in the Grand Final (May.13).

Men’s Team Selection Trials

  • The Top 10 Open Men’s surfers from the 2019 Nationals (May 10-12), + 2 wildcards, as selected by the Executive Director, will be invited to compete at the Team Trials event (May.13-14).
  • Points from the results of the 2019 Nationals and the results of the Men’s Team Trials Event #1 (May 13) and Event #2 (May 14), will be added (ISA point allocation) to a combined total, where the top 4 will compete in the Grand Final (May.14).

Women’s and Men’s Team Selection Trials

In the unlikely event of a tie for the final spot going into the Grand Final, prior to the Grand Final there will be a single heat surf-off, where the winner earns the spot to Grand Final.

The results from the Grand Final for both Women and Men will be used to determine the 2019-20 Games Team as per the 2019-20 Team Trials Selection Protocol | Olympic Pathway (sections 14. and 15.) https://csasurfcanada.org/document-centre/


Surf Canada Team Trials is uniquely situated at the south end of the beautiful Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and by car is only 16 minutes from Ucluelet, 24 minutes from Cox Bay, Tofino and 11 minutes from Green Point Campground.  The seaside towns of Tofino and Ucluelet both offer a wide range of accommodation, from stunning Ocean and Harbor view resorts, to cozy Cabins, Bed & Breakfasts, Eco-Yurts, Hostels, Motels and Campgrounds, you can find your unforgettable place to stay through the links below.





Green Point Campground – Long Beach


Plan your West Coast Visit:




Event Hospitality Partners :







Athlete Appreciation Presented by Red Bull, Corona, Flor de Caña, Rip Curl, Island Savings

May 13: Shed Tofino https://www.shedtofino.com

May 14: Float Lounge, Black Rock Resort https://blackrockresort.com/dining/#float

Both Celebrations begin right after the end of the Team Trials Grand Final, mid afternoon.


We are truly excited to announce that the Canadian Team Trials is a GO! This is a new event that will select the very best Canadian shortboard surfers to compete on the qualification pathway for surfing’s first inclusion in the Olympic Games at Tokyo 2020.

The top performers from the Rip Curl Nationals will be invited to compete at this historic event, with 8 women and 12 men to compete for the 3 available quota spots per gender as determined by the ISA.

Each year we strive to make Surf Canada events better for all competitors and spectators and we feel like this year’s historic events will be the best ones yet! We hope to see each of you at Wickaninnish Beach May 10-14 for the Rip Curl Nationals Canadian Championships and Team Trials to celebrate the gathering of Canadian Surfers from across the country and around the World.


To be eligible to compete at the Team Trials you must be registered and adhere to the requirements to compete at the Rip Curl Nationals in the Open Women’s or Open Men’s.  Nominations will be based on the criteria outlined above and you will be notified of your nomination immediately following the awards ceremony on May .12th.

1) TEAM TRIALS is the primary pathway for nomination to represent Team Canada at the 2019 and 2020 ISA World Surfing Games for Olympic qualification. Please go to www.csasurfcanada.org ‘About Us’ tab ‘Document Centre’ for detailed Team Trials Selection Protocol – Olympic Pathway. Any questions please email president@csasurfcanada.org

2) Open Division is age sensitive; an athlete’s age is taken as of December 31, 2018. Therefore, an Open surfer must turn 15 on/before December 31, 2018. Proof of age will be required to compete, and no competitors under 15 years of age will be eligible to compete:

3) Only those with a valid Canadian passport or a Canadian Citizenship Certificate will be eligible to compete and proof of documentation must be shown at on-site check-in, before being eligible to compete. Entry will be forfeited without proof, no exceptions.

5) Please be mindful that we are guests in the National Park and all rules still apply; Pay Parking, No alcohol and Pets must be on leash at all times.


Please note that registration for the Rip Curl Nationals presented by RedBull is now being handled through STACT. Once you have completed your registration be sure to download the STACT app from the app store and create your athlete profile. STACT offers seamless scoring, judging, event results, and registration! For any support for your registration form below, please email support@stactapp.com

Online fees for Rip Curl Nationals are:.

$60/division before closing 6pm May 5, 2019

$80/division for beach entries

all pending availability

Please read the ENTRY PROCEDURE 2019

Read this Indemnity form carefully, Download the Indemnity form, read completely, and if you agree, please sign and bring to the registration tent on-site prior to your first heat.



Very reliable and consistent Beach Break that works on all tides and open to all North Pacific swells.

Forecast: 7 day



For more information on how to stay safe https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/bc/pacificrim/securite-safety


Participants registered for Rip Curl Nationals and nominated for Team Trials must be aware that doping control may be conducted by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) in accordance with the Canadian Anti-Doping Program.

To avoid a positive test and the consequences of an anti-doping rule violation, athletes are encouraged to take the following steps:

  • Check your medications: Use the Global DRO (http://www.globaldro.com/) to determine if any prescription or over-the-counter medications or treatments you are using are banned by the WADA Prohibited List.
  • Review your medical exemption requirements:  If you require the use of a banned medication for a legitimate medical reason visit (http://cces.ca/medical-exemptions) to obtain information and instructions about how to apply for a medical exemption.
  • Learn about the doping risks associated with supplements: Do not use supplements, or take significant precautions prior to doing so. Supplement products cannot be verified by the CCES or in the Global DRO. A lack of industry and government regulation makes it impossible to confirm their ingredients. Find out more at http://cces.ca/supplements.
  • Review the sample collection procedures: This short video will take you step-by-step through doping control (http://cces.ca/sample-collection-procedures).
  • Contact the CCES with any questions:   

Notice of Doping Control for Nationals EN

Notice of Doping Control for Nationals FR

Wickaninnish Beach, Vancouver Island, B.C.
Surf Canada Team Trials

RESULTS: 2019/20 Surf Canada Team Trials | Olympic Pathway

1. Paige Alms
2. Bethany Zelasko
3. Mathea Olin
First alternate: Hanna Scott

1. Shane Campbell
2. Cody Young
3. Pete Devries
First alternate: Sean Foerster

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Surf Canada Team Trials | Olympic Pathway
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