MALIBU, Calif., USA (Thursday, October 6, 2022) – The World Surf League (WSL) announced the 2023 WSL Longboard Tour schedule following yesterday’s conclusion of the Cuervo Classic Malibu Longboard Championship. The WSL Longboard Tour celebrates traditional lines of surfing with updated and progressive approaches. This series not only crowns the men’s and women’s Longboard World Champions each season but also highlights the special style of surfing expression at some of the most idyllic venues on the planet.
“We’re excited for the new developments and growth for the WSL Longboard Tour,” said Jessi Miley-Dyer, WSL SVP of Tours and Head of Competition. “The intention of the new structure is to create improved opportunities for surfers to compete. We’ve added more tour stops, incorporated wider qualification, and are committed to crowning World Champions in the water with a new one-day Finals-format. We look forward to the 2023 season and beyond to continue to celebrate the world’s best longboarding.”
“The new Finals format will elevate the Longboard Tour and surfers,” said Kirra Seale, Senior Manager of the WSL Longboard Tour. “We’ve consulted with the competitors and they are excited about the 2023 schedule and new format. We are definitely scaling things up and giving new faces a chance to be seen on the Longboard Tour.”