Changes leave the CT reduced to eight stages, plus the grand finale.
This Thursday, WSL made official the final stretch of the 2021 season, with the main highlight being the departure from the calendar of the Brazilian stage. Oi Rio Pro was thus cancelled, at a time when Brazil is suffering immensely from the consequences of the pandemic.
Despite a first postponement of the stage from June to August, the WSL stressed that it does not understand that the safety conditions for athletes and staff are in place, choosing, therefore, not to perform the stage. However, the return of the best surfers in the world to Saquarema should take place in 2022.
In addition to thIs cancellation, there was still some readjustment of dates, so that some of the surfers can better organize all the logistics of the Olympic participation. Therefore, the Mexican race, a great novelty of the season, will only take place in mid-August.
All other stages have also changed slightly, with the Teahupoo race being delayed by two days and the Trestles finals now having a waiting period of 9-17 September. Changes that reduce the CT to eight stages, plus the grand finale.
“We are proud to have managed to organize a truly global tour in 2021”, began by saying WSL CEO Erik Logan. “We started in Hawaii, we did an amazing Australian leg. We are now going to Australia and then the Olympic surfers travel to Japan”, said the official.
Final stretch of CT 2021
– Jeep Surf Ranch Pro presented by Adobe: Lemoore, California, USA
June 18 – 20, 202
– Corona Open Mexico presented by Quiksilver: Barra de La Cruz, Mexico
August 10 – 20, 2021
– Outerknown Tahiti Pro: Teahupo’o, Tahiti
August 24 – September 3, 2021
– Rip Curl WSL Finals: Lower Trestles, California, USA
September 9 – 17, 2021