Welcome to the 2024 WSL Championship Tour 

  • 2024 CT Season Kicks off at Lexus Pipe Pro Presented by YETI on January 29
  • Lexus Pipe Pro Wildcards Announced: Hawaii’s Moana Jones Wong, Jackson Bunch, and Shion Crawford
  • Rookie Class of 2024 Ready to Start Championship Tour Careers
Pictured front page: Opening day of the 2024 WSL Championship Tour (CT) awaits January 29 at the Lexus Pipe Pro presented by YETI. Credit: © WSL / Heff
BANZAI PIPELINE, Oahu, Hawaii, USA (Thursday, January 18, 2024) – The World Surf League (WSL) 2024 Championship Tour (CT) season will officially begin on January 29, 2024, at the world-renowned Banzai Pipeline at the Lexus Pipe Pro Presented by YETI. The CT class of 2024 will compete in nine regular season events around the world, leading up to the WSL Finals, where the top 5 ranked men and women will compete for the coveted World Titles. Surfing will make its second appearance in the Olympic Games, this time at Paris 2024 in July, where 18 WSL-qualified athletes will compete at Teahupo’o in Tahiti.

About the 2024 Championship Tour Format and Schedule

The men’s and women’s CT fields consist of the world’s best surfers who have qualified via the 2023 CT and the 2023 Challenger Series, as well as WSL Season Wildcards and event wildcards selected by the WSL Tours and Competition team.

36 men and 18 women will compete in the first five competitions, and at each event, surfers will accrue points on the WSL CT rankings. The Mid-Season Cut will come into action following the Margaret River Pro, Stop. No. 5, and reduce the men’s and women’s fields to 24 and 12, respectively, for the remaining four events. The season rounds out with the 2024 WSL Finals, which will be held in Lower Trestles in San Clemente, Calif., where the men’s and women’s WSL Final 5 will compete for the World Titles in the one-day, winner-take-all event.

2024 WSL Championship Tour Schedule:

  • Lexus Pipe Pro Presented by YETI (Banzai Pipeline, Hawaii, USA): January 29 – February 10
  • Hurley Pro Sunset Beach (Sunset Beach, Hawaii, USA): February 12 – 22
  • MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal Presented by Corona (Peniche, Portugal): March 6 – 16
  • Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Presented by Bonsoy (Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia): March 26 – April 5
  • Western Australia Margaret River Pro (Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia): April 11 – 21

Mid-season Cut: 36-man and 18-woman fields reduced to 24-man and 12-woman fields.

  • SHISEIDO Tahiti Pro (Teahupo’o, Tahiti, French Polynesia): May 22 – 31
  • Surf City El Salvador Pro Presented by Corona (Punta Roca, El Salvador): June 6 – 15
  • VIVO Rio Pro Presented by Corona (Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil): June 22 – 30

Paris 2024 Olympic Games: July 26 – August 11 (Surfing scheduled between July 27 – August 5)

  • Corona Fiji Pro (Cloudbreak, Fiji): August 20 – 29

WSL Final 5 determined to battle for the men’s and women’s World Titles.

  • WSL Finals (Lower Trestles, San Clemente, Calif., USA): September 6 – 14
First Stop: Lexus Pipe Pro Presented by YETI Kicks off on January 29, 2024 

The Banzai Pipeline, located on the North Shore of Oahu, is one of the most powerful and challenging waves in the world. Widely known as surfing’s proving ground, surfers have been making the journey here every season to test their skills at the world-renowned break. The wave itself is a hollow, fast, barrel that breaks over a treacherous reef.

Over the past two seasons, the women have showcased their talents at Pipeline and raised the bar for what is possible, inspiring a new generation of surfers. Defending event winner and five-time World Champion Carissa Moore (HAW) put on a brilliant display of barrel riding last season, making her the one to beat. But, she will face a stacked field including a new rookie class hoping to make a name for themselves.

The competition will also see three event wildcards joining the world’s best surfers: 2022 Pipe Pro winner Moana Jones Wong (HAW), 2023 SAMBAZON World Junior Championships runner-up Jackson Bunch (HAW), and 2023/2024 Hawaii/Tahiti Regional Qualifying Series winner Shion Crawford (HAW).

Learn more about the 2024 Lexus Pipe Pro wildcards. 

WSL CT Fantasy Open Now for 2024 Season 

WSL Fantasy Surfing is now live for the 2024 season. Fans can now create their leagues, invite friends, and build teams for the Lexus Pipe Pro. WSL Fantasy for the Lexus Pipe Pro Presented by YETI will lock at the start of the men’s Round of 32 and women’s Round of 16.

For more information and to pick your teams, please visit CTFantasy.WorldSurfLeague.com.

Rookie Class of 2024 Ready to Make Their Debut

The 2024 CT will see an exciting new rookie class take the world stage. Several of Southern California’s rising stars will make their CT debut at Pipeline including Cole Houshmand, Alyssa SpencerSawyer Lindblad, and Kade Matson. Rookie Crosby Colapinto (USA) will be eager to raise the bar alongside his brother and Final 5 competitor, Griffin Colapinto (USA). Rounding out the 2024 rookie class is the winner of the 2023 US Open of Surfing, Eli Hanneman (HAW), and Australia’s Jacob Wilcox.

Women’s 2024 Championship Tour Qualifiers

Top 10 Qualifiers from 2023 Championship Tour Rankings

  • Caroline Marks (USA)
  • Carissa Moore (HAW)
  • Tyler Wright (AUS)
  • Caitlin Simmers (USA)
  • Molly Picklum (AUS)
  • Stephanie Gilmore (AUS)
  • Lakey Peterson (USA)
  • Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA)
  • Gabriela Bryan (HAW)
  • Bettylou Sakura Johnson (HAW)

Top 5 Qualifiers from 2023 Challenger Series Rankings

  • India Robinson (AUS)
  • Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS)
  • Sawyer Lindblad (USA)
  • Alyssa Spencer (USA)
  • Isabella Nichols (AUS)

WSL Season Wildcards

  • Johanne Defay (FRA)
  • Brisa Hennessy (CRC)

WSL Replacement

  • Luana Silva (BRA)

Men’s 2024 Championship Tour Qualifiers

Top 22 Qualifiers from the 2023 Championship Tour Rankings

  • Filipe Toledo (BRA)
  • Ethan Ewing (AUS)
  • Griffin Colapinto (USA)
  • Joao Chianca (BRA)
  • Jack Robinson (AUS)
  • Gabriel Medina (BRA)
  • Yago Dora (BRA)
  • John John Florence (HAW)
  • Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA)
  • Ryan Callinan (AUS)
  • Connor O’Leary (JPN)
  • Barron Mamiya (HAW)
  • Italo Ferreira (BRA)
  • Kanoa Igarashi (JPN)
  • Ian Gentil (HAW)
  • Jordy Smith (RSA)
  • Liam O’Brien (AUS)
  • Caio Ibelli (BRA)
  • Matthew McGillivray (RSA)
  • Callum Robson (AUS)
  • Rio Waida (INA)
  • Seth Moniz (HAW)

Top 10 Qualifiers from the 2023 Challenger Series Rankings

  • Cole Houshmand (USA)
  • Samuel Pupo (BRA)
  • Jacob Willcox (AUS)
  • Crosby Colapinto (USA)
  • Eli Hanneman (HAW)
  • Imaikalani deVault (HAW)
  • Frederico Morais (POR)
  • Jake Marshall (USA)
  • Kade Matson (USA)
  • Deivid Silva (BRA)

WSL Season Wildcards

  • Kelly Slater (USA)
  • Miguel Pupo (BRA)

WSL Replacement

  • Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR)

Learn more about the 2024 CT competitors. 

WSL Athletes to Compete in Olympic Games Paris 2024

Through the 2023 WSL CT rankings, 18 WSL CT surfers have qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games (10 men and 8 women). A break has been added to the CT schedule in July to allow qualified athletes to travel to Tahiti before the Games, where the line-up will be closed for Olympic athletes to practice. The SHISEIDO Tahiti Pro has been moved earlier to May to accommodate the Olympics and will be the last opportunity to watch the world’s best surfers in competition at Teahupo’o ahead of the Games.

Learn more about the WSL athlete qualification for the Olympic Games Paris 2024. 

Watch LIVE
The Lexus Pipe Pro Presented by YETI will kick off the 2024 Championship Tour on January 29 and hold a competition window through February 10, 2024. The event will be broadcast LIVE on WorldSurfLeauge.com and the free WSL appCheck out more ways to watch from the WSL’s broadcast partners.For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com.
About the WSL
The World Surf League (WSL) is the global home of competitive surfing, crowning World Champions since 1976 and showcasing the world’s best surfing. The WSL oversees surfing’s global competitive landscape and sets the standard for elite performance in the most dynamic playing field in all of sports. With a firm commitment to its values, the WSL prioritizes the protection of the ocean, equality, and the sport’s rich heritage, while championing progression and innovation.For more information, please visit

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