The World Surfing League (WSL) on Wednesday released the calendar for the four phases of the Challenger Series 2021.
WSL announces Challenger Series 2021 schedule
The events will take place in California, Portugal, France and Hawaii between September and December. First place on the 2022 World Tour is guaranteed.
The Challenger Series will begin in Trestles, California, September 9–17, just after the final round of the World Tour. Also in California, but also Huntington Beach, the first leg of the Access Division is scheduled between September 20 and 26.
Thus, anyone who fails to stay in the surfing elite will have a second chance to find a spot.
In October, the Challenger Series travels to Europe for the Portugal and France stages and returns to the United States in November for the aerial stages.
The top three results for each surfer in the Challenger Series count in the final ranking. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the best of each surfer will also be registered in the 2020 WQS.
All 34 elite male surfers and 17 female surfers are guaranteed attendance at the Challenger Series, including Brazilians Gabriel Medina, Italo Ferreira, Philip Toledo and Tatiana Weston-Webb. Junior world champion Lucas Vicente has also been confirmed in this controversy.
Brazilians Silvana Lima, Vigoli Dentas, Ian Gouvia, Thiago Camaro, Joo Chianca, Wesley Dentas, Edgard Grogia, Samuel Pupo and Rafael Teixeira also won places via QS.
Challenger Series 2021 Calendar
– September 20 to 26 – Huntington Beach, California, USA Stage
– 2nd to 10th October – stage of Areceira, Portugal
– October 16 to October 24 – Hoségor Stage, France,
– November 25 to December 7 – Haliva Beach Stage, Hawaii, USA
*All tour events and dates are subject to change due to possible restrictions related to COVID-19, including international travel.
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