The 2022 Rip Curl WSL Finals will be held at Lower Trestles!

The Rip Curl WSL Finals will be held in Lower Trestles, California from September 8th to 16th, 2022.

The World Surf League (WSL) has announced the location of the 2022 Rip Curl WSL Finals and the updated schedule for the 2022 Championship Tour (CT).

As part of a three-year partnership between Rip Curl and the WSL, the second annual Rip Curl WSL Finals, a one-day elimination tournament, will once again be held at San Onofre State Beach in Lower Trestles, California.

The waiting period is from September 8th to 16th. It's ideal timing for a solid Southern Hemisphere swell to reach the point where it's one of the most high-performing waves in the world.

A new CT format with integrated men's and women's schedules kicks off in the pipeline.

For the first time, men and women will be fully integrated at the CT, with male and female athletes competing in the same number of competitions at the same CT venue and continuing to receive the same amount of prize money.
Additionally, the new CT format will introduce a midseason cut system.

Ten regular season events will be held in seven countries, starting with Billabong Pro Pipeline , the first men's and women's event held at Hawaii's Banzai Pipeline in January.
Indonesia's G-LAND returns to the CT schedule for the first time in 24 years for the men's event and for the first time in history for the women's event. ( Quiksilver/ROXY Pro G-Land )
Additionally, in El Salvador, the world's best surfers will compete at the Surf City El Salvador Pro, which will be held for the first time on the CT .
The regular season concludes in Tahiti in August , with the 2nd Rip Curl WSL Finals taking place in September .

2022 WSL Championship Tour Schedule

  • January 29th - February 10th Billabong Pro Pipeline
  • February 11th - February 23rd Hurley Pro Sunset Beach presented by Shiseido
  • March 3rd - March 13th MEO Pro Portugal 
  • April 10th - April 20th Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 
  • April 24th - May 4th Margaret River Pro 

Midseason cut: From 36 boys/18 girls to 24 boys/12 girls.

  • May 28th - June 6th Quiksilver / ROXY Pro G-Land
  • June 12th - June 20th Surf City El Salvador Pro presented by Corona
  • June 23rd - June 30th Oi Rio Pro presented by Corona
  • July 12th - July 21st Corona Open J-Bay 
  • August 11th - August 21st Tahiti Pro

WSL Final 5 decided! Men's and women's world title battle

  • September 8th - September 16th Rip Curl WSL Finals, Lower Trestles, CA USA
The mid-season cut is a system that starts with 36 men and 18 women, and reduces the number to 24 men and 12 women midway through the season. The top surfers narrowed down will automatically qualify for the 2023 CT, and at the same time advance to the second half of the tour, two men and two women each will receive wild cards. (1 season wildcard and 1 event wildcard) will be added to the tour.

In response to COVID-19, WSL is working closely with government partners and local health authorities to implement robust measures and make the best decisions at all events to protect the health and safety of players, staff and local communities. I'm going to put it down.

LIVE broadcast
Billabong Pipe Pro will kick off on Saturday, January 29, 2022. The tournament will be broadcast LIVE on, the WSL app and WSL's YouTube channel.