World Surf League

About the World Surf League

About WSL

The World Surf League (WSL) is dedicated to celebrating the world’s best surfing on the world’s best waves through a variety of best-in-class audience platforms. The League, headquartered in Santa Monica, is a global sport with regional offices in Australasia, Africa, North America, South America, Hawaii, Japan and Europe.


The WSL has been championing the world’s best surfing since 1976, annually running in excess of 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 world champions in Men’s, Women’s across all divisions within the tour.


Showcasing the world’s best surfing on its digital platform at as well as the free WSL app, the WSL has a passionate global fan base with millions tuning in to see world-class athletes like Tyler Wright, John John Florence, Paige Alms, Kai Lenny, Taylor Jensen, Honolua Blomfield, Mick Fanning, Stephanie Gilmore, Kelly Slater, Carissa Moore, Gabriel Medina, Courtney Conlogue and more battle on the most unpredictable and dynamic field of play of any sport in the world.


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Quiksilver Pro, Gold Coast, QLD

11 March - 28 March, 2018

The Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast is a must-see as this event opens the highly-anticipated 2018 Championship Tour season. For more than 40 years, the Gold Coast of Australia has been a bedrock of professional surfing. It’s produced more World Champions than any other place on the planet. Thanks to its ample supply of waves and talent, the Gold Coast has turned Coolangatta into the epicenter of the Australian surf scene. Join us at Snapper Rocks to witness the launch of the epic 2018 World Title battle.

Rip Curl Pro, Bells Beach, VIC

28 March - 8 April, 2018

The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, the second stop on the WSL CT, is one of the most coveted titles on Tour. Since its inception in 1962, the Rip Curl Pro has grown to become an integral part of Australia’s surfing culture. It is one of the world’s longest-running and most highly regarded professional surfing contests, and a rite of passage for surfers and fans alike. The competition venue features several breaks, including The Bowl, Outside Bells, Rincon, Centreside, Southside, and Winkipop. Outside Bells is the main break and produces a long, fast, even wall when it gets above six foot. The Bowl is the steep final section of the wave, and just east of The Bowl. Winkipop runs over a stretch of reef producing a quick, hollow wave that often surpasses conditions at Bells proper. 2017 event winners Jordy Smith and Courtney Conlogue will battle for the opportunity to defend their wins and ‘ring the bell’ again.

Margaret River Pro, Margaret River, WA

11 April - 22 April, 2018

Join the world’s best surfers at the third and final stop on the Australian Leg, the Margaret River Pro. Margaret River offers the ultimate trifecta of waves to test the prowess of the world’s best surfers against Western Australia’s beautiful backdrop: Main Break, North Point and The Box. Last season, the Margaret River Pro saw a new level of progression as event winners John John Florence and Sally Fitzgibbons delivered mind-blowing performances in massive waves. With the boundaries continuing to be pushed by the next generation of surfers, all eyes will be on the unpredictable wild and woolly waves of Western Australia.

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