The full day of action will kick off with current World No. 4 Ethan Ewing (AUS) taking on Matthew McGillivray (RSA) and 11-time World Champion, Kelly Slater (USA).
Later in the morning, event wildcard Bryan Perez (SLV) will make his debut. He will be up against current World No. 1 Griffin Colapinto (USA) and Callum Robson (AUS). Perez is hoping his local knowledge will give him an advantage over the world’s best.
The women’s event will start with a matchup of three up-and-coming women as current World No. 4 Caroline Marks (USA), rookie Caitlin Simmers (USA), and Gabriela Bryan (HAW) take to the water. Simmers is currently sitting in 5th on the rankings and will be looking to hold onto her place in the Top 5 here in El Salvador.
Wildcard Leilani McGonagle (CRC) will be put to the ultimate test in her first CT with her debut match-up being against current World No. 1 and five-time World Champion, Carissa Moore (HAW), and Lakey Peterson (USA).