WSL South America Strengthens Calendar with Over 30 Events in 2019

Courtesy of WSL South America

  • 2019 Schedule Will Include 20 QS Events in Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Argentina,
  • South America Will Also Host 9 Pro Junior and 3 Longboard Events This Season
  • More Information Available at WorldSurfLeague.com

Pictured: View from the barrel at Cacimba do Padre in Fernando de Noronha
Credit: © WSL / Daniel Smorigo

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil (Wednesday, February 6, 2019) – The World Surf League (WSL) South America Regional Office is pleased to announce its official 2019 event schedule to bolster competitive surfing in one of the WSL’s most talented regions. There are 10 Men’s Qualifying Series (QS) events and 10 Women’s QS events that are already confirmed, half of those being combined Men’s and Women’s QS events. In the Pro Junior division, there will be nine combined events for the 18-and-under category, as well as three combined Longboard events. These events will run in Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Argentina and will determine the 2019 WSL South America Regional Winners respectively. 

The season will begin with two recently developed contests. The opening event marks the return of the Hang Loose Pro Contest – a Men’s QS 6,000 event which will be held on the remote paradisiacal archipelago of Fernando de Noronha from February 19 – 24 at Cacimba do Padre. The other contest debuts the Men’s QS 3,000 Tubos Peru Open to be held at the perfect lefthander at Señoritas, in Punta Hermosa, Peru from March 27 – 31.


Pictured: Autumn Hays (USA) at the Heroes de Mayo Iquique Pro in Chile.
Credit: © WSL / Nicolas Diaz

The first women’s event will be the Rip Curl Pro Argentina from April 16 – 21 in Mar del Plata and will see Dominic Barona (ECU) enter the water to defend her 2018 WSL South America Title. The event in Argentina last year was foretelling with Barona and Wesley Santos (BRA) winning the event – both later clinched the continental title.

In addition to the solid number of QS Events, WSL South America has more than doubled the amount of Pro Junior events from 2018 and will run nine events in 2019. After not holding any Longboard contests last year, there will be three Men’s/Women’s Combined events this year in Brazil.

The full calendar for WSL South America can be seen below. For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com


Pictured: Alonso Correa (PER)
Credit: © WSL / Nicolas Diaz

2019 WSL SOUTH AMERICA CALENDAR – MEN’S QS:
01: Feb 19-24 – QS 6,000 Hang Loose Pro Contest – Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
02: Mar 27-31 – QS 3,000 Tubos Peru Open in Señoritas – Punta Hermosa, Peru
03: April 16-21 – QS 1,500 Rip Curl Pro Argentina – Mar del Plata, Argentina
04: May 20-26 – QS 3,000 Heroes de Mayo Iquique Pro – Iquique, Chile
05: June 06-09 – Date reserved for QS 1,500 – Stella Maris, Salvador, Brazil
06: June 11-16 – Data reserved for QS 6,000 – Ubatuba, Brazil
07: July 15-21 – QS 3,000 Maui and Sons Arica Pro Tour – El Gringo, Arica, Chile
08: Oct 16-20 – QS 1,500 Reef Pro Peñascal Peru – Peñascal, San Bartolo, Peru
09: Oct 23-27 – QS 1,000 Itacaré Surf Music – Praia da Tiririca, Itacaré, Brazil
10: Oct 29-03 – QS 3,000 Red Nose São Sebastião Pro – Maresias, Brazil

2019 WSL SOUTH AMERICA CALENDAR – WOMEN’S QS:
01: April 16-21 – QS 1,500 Rip Curl Pro Argentina – Mar del Plata, Argentina
02: May 20-26 – QS 1,500 Heroes de Mayo Iquique Pro – Iquique, Chile
03: Tentative – QS 1,000 Neutrox Weekend – Itacaré, Brazil
04: Tentative – QS 1,000 Neutrox Weekend – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
05: Tentative – QS 1,000 Neutrox Weekend – Ubatuba, Brazil
06: July 15-21 – QS 1,000 Maui and Sons Arica Pro Tour – El Gringo, Arica, Chile
07: Oct 11-13 – QS 1,500 Marina Werneck pres. Surf Festival – Florianópolis, Brazil
08: Oct 16-20 – QS 1,500 Reef Pro Peñascal Peru – Señoritas, San Bartolo, Peru
09: Oct 23-27 – QS 1,000 Itacaré Surf Music – Praia da Tiririca, Itacaré, Brazil
10: Oct 31-Nov 03 – QS 1,500 Maui and Sons Pichilemu Pro – Punta de Lobos, Chile

2019 WSL SOUTH AMERICA CALENDAR – MEN’S/WOMEN’S PRO JUNIOR:
01: April 12-14 – Oi Pro Junior – Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
02: April 16-21 – Rip Curl Pro Argentina – Mar del Plata, Argentina
03: May 20-26 – Heroes de Mayo Iquique Pro Junior – Punta Uno, Iquique, Chile
04: July 12-14 – Oi Pro Junior – Praia de Stella Maris, Salvador, Brazil
05: August 05-10 – Maui and Sons Arica Pro Tour – El Gringo, Arica, Chile
06: Sept 06-08 – Oi Pro Junior – Praia do Pontal, Baía Formosa, Brazil
07: Sept 27-29 – O´Neill Pro Junior pres. by Petroperu – Lobitos, Peru
08: Out 18-20 – Marina Werneck pres. Surf Festival – Florianópolis, Brazil
09: Nov 08-10 – Oi Pro Junior – Praia de Maresias, São Sebastião, Brazil

2019 WSL SOUTH AMERICA CALENDAR – MEN’S/WOMEN’S LONGBOARD:
01: April 12-14 – Oi Longboard Series – Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
02: Oct 26-27 – Marina Werneck pres. Surf Festival – Florianópolis, Brazil
03: Nov 08-10 – Oi Longboard Series – Praia de Maresias, São Sebastião, Brazil

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The WSL has been championing the world’s best surfing since 1976, annually running more than 180 global events across the Men’s and Women’s Championship Tours, the Big Wave Tour, Qualifying Series, Junior and Longboard Championships, as well as the WSL Big Wave Awards. The League possesses a deep appreciation for the sport’s rich heritage while promoting progression, innovation and performance at the highest levels, and in doing so crowns the undisputed Men’s and Women’s World Champions across all tours.

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