WSL: Calendar 2023

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ImageYear 2023 

The WSL has announced the schedule for the 2023 Championship Tour. For the second year running, this calendar will be the same for men and women.

There will be 10 stages in this season, located in 7 different countries. The year will start, as for the year 2022, on January 29th in Pipe with the Billabong Pro Pipeline.
A mid-season cut is also planned, as in the previous two years, after the Margaret River Pro, the fifth stage of this season.
This year will be all the more important as the 2023 WCT season will be the main qualification route to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, which will be held in Teahupo’o.
However, this calendar will mark a change from 2022: the return of Surf Ranch, instead of G-Land.
As for the finals, they will once again be held for the third consecutive season in  California , on the side of  Trestles.

Image2023 TC timetable

– Billabong Pro Pipeline (Hawaii): Janvier 29 – Février 10
– Hurley Pro Sunset Beach (Hawaii): Février 12 – 23
– MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal (Portugal): Masrs 8 – 16
– Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach (Australia): Avril 4 – 14
– Margaret River Pro (Australia): Avril 20 – 30
Mid-season Cut: from 36 male and 18 female surfers to 24 male and 12 female surfers
– Surf Ranch Pro (USA): Mai 27 – 28
– Surf City El Salvador Pro présenté par Corona (El Salvador): Juin 9 – 18
– Rio Pro présenté par Corona (Brazil): Juin 23 – Juillet 1
– Corona Open J-Bay (South Africa): Juillet 13 – 22
– SHISEIDO Tahiti Pro (French Polynesia): Août 11 – 20
The top 5 male and 5 female surfers qualify for the finals
– Rip Curl WSL Finals (Lower Trestles, USA): Septembre 7 – 15
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ImageQuelques critiques aussitôt le calendrier dévoilé

As soon as the schedule was unveiled by the WSL in the evening, the criticism began.
Tatiana Weston-Webb and Johanne Defay in particular called for “more lefts” (seen from the beach, a wave that breaks to the right rolls to the left from the perspective of the surfer in the ea. As opposed to a right hander, which for a person facing the ocean, is a wave that breaks to the left rolls to the right, from the point of view of the surfer riding it) Owen Wright, on the other hand, said he came to the post “just to see the comments”.
Brett Barley, Shane Beschen, Jett Schilling, Michael Rodrigues… many reacted to the new calendar.

ImageOlympic qualifiers and surfers in the race 

Le classement du WCT à la fin de la saison 2023 déterminera 18 des 48 places qu’offrent les Jeux olympiques de Paris 2024. 10 hommes et 8 femmes issus du WCT seront donc qualifiés pour les prochains Jeux olympiques (plus d’infos sur le système qualificatif juste ici).
The Haleiwa Challenger is finished. The last stage of the Challenger Series, it defined the end of the 2022 season, a season dominated by Leonardo Fioraventi and Bettylou Sakura Johnson, both top of the ranking.

ImageList of qualified  surferswpml_nbspet surfers for the WTC 2023 :

Cette année encore promet donc de belles surprises autour de ces 10 étapes du WTC  et des qualifications pour les JO 2024.  Rendez vous donc fin Janvier à  Hawaii pour le Billabong Pro Pipeline !
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