In the heart of August, there were rumors in Teahupoo that the Tahiti Pro would change dates on the 2023 Championship Tour calendar. 2009, to prepare as well as possible for the round of the Olympic Games, in July 2024. If, in 2024 precisely, the Tahiti Pro should indeed be postponed to May - a very good period for the waves -, in 2023 the Polynesian stage will remain scheduled August 11-20, the World Surf League said.
Surf Ranch replaces G-Land
The body that manages pro surfing has also announced the return of the Surf Ranch. The competition in the wave imagined by Kelly Slater and located in the middle of the desert, in Lemoore, California, will take place on May 27 and 28. She replaces G-Land, who will have lived only one season for his big comeback. The friction between the WSL and Quiksilver has something to do with it - note that there is not a single stage sponsored by "Quik" in this new calendar...
Finally, the 2023 season will be the one that will allow CT pro surfers to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics, excluding the ISA Worlds. The first 18 Olympic tickets (10 men and 8 women) will be awarded via the pro circuit.
The 2023 calendar. (WSL)