|PUNTA ROCA, La Libertad, El Salvador (Thursday, June 1, 2023).
The world’s best surfers are making their way to Central America for the Surf City El Salvador Pro Presented by Corona, Stop No. 7 on the World Surf League (WSL) 2023 Championship Tour (CT). The competition window runs from Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 18, 2023. This will be the second year the famed, high-performance, right-hand point break known as Punta Roca, also known as La Punta or Punta Chilama, will host the CT.
Only four events remain before the Rip Curl WSL Finals and the race to the Final 5 is heating up. After their wins at the Surf Ranch Pro, Carissa Moore (HAW) and Griffin Colapinto (USA) now sit on top of the rankings but have yet to clinch their spot in the Final 5. Many big names have fallen below the top five spots but a win here could easily turn things around.
This event will also be critical for surfers looking to qualify for the Olympic Games Paris 2024. The WSL CT is the Tier 1 pathway to qualification, having already provisionally qualified four women for the 2024 Olympic Games. There are 10 men’s and four women’s spots still up for grabs, and the points from El Salvador will be critical in deciding who will represent their country in Tahiti next year.