The World Surf League (WSL) has announced the schedule for the Championship Tour (CT) 2024. The schedule will remain the same for men and women, with nine regular season events, a Mid-Season Cut after the 5th event and the fourth edition of the Finals of the WSL. Furthermore, in 2024, Fiji will return to the schedule for the first time since 2017 as the final stop of the regular season. Yes, they disappear J-Bay and the Surf Ranch. And finally, it should be noted that this year surfing will also make its second appearance at the Olympic Games in Paris 2024.
WSL CT 2024 Schedule
Mid-Season Cut: from 36 men and 18 women it becomes 24 men and 12 women
Paris 2024 Olympics: July 26 – August 11 (Surfing is scheduled between July 27 and August 5)
Cut to the WSL Finals, with the top 5 men and the top 5 women, in a single day and 1vs1 eliminations.
CT 2024 will include nine events regular season in seven countries, starting in January at Pipeline, Hawaii, like last year. He Court Mid-Season will come into action after event No. 5 in Margaret River, Australia. Surfers who make the cut will compete in Tahiti, El Salvador and Brazil before a break for the Olympic Games of Paris 2024. With this break, the Tour will not organize events in J-Bay or Surf Ranch this season.
He last event of the regular season will see the world’s best surfers return to the iconic Cloudbreak in Fiji and fight for a place in the WSL Finals. Cloudbreak is a renowned reef located off the island of Tavarua. It is one of the most impressive left tubes and can accommodate waves of up to 6 meters. Due to its fast and powerful nature, it is known as a highly advanced and challenging wave.
By 2024, WSL Finals to return to Lower Trestles in San Clemente, California, where the top five male and female surfers will battle it out for world titles in a one-day, winner-take-all format. The waiting period will run from September 6 to 14, 2024, which is the ideal time of year for favorable Southern Hemisphere waves in one of the world’s most notable high-performance waves.
Why repeat format
The WSL Finals held earlier this month, on September 9, 2023, They broke the record for the most watched day in the history of WSL professional surfing. With 10.7 million video views in a single day, the wsl exceeded by 29% viewing figures for 2022. The competition was also distributed across the WSL’s linear broadcast partners, whose ratings further raised viewership. For example, viewership on Globo/SporTV, the WSL’s broadcast partner in Brazil, exceeded one million viewers, an increase of 16% from 2022.