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Czech and Slovak Surfing Tour 2022/23

It hasn't been too long since we've crowned the winners of the first ever Czech Surfing Tour and the next edition is fast approaching! So what awaits us in the next season?

What's new in the Tour

At first glance, the most obvious change from last season is the name. Taking into account the participation of Slovak competitors at all the events of the first edition of the Tour, we decided to make this year's Tour officially Czech and Slovak. We will therefore be announcing the winners of the Czech and Slovak Tour in June next year. We hope that this change will also attract other Slovak competitors and that in the future we will see a purely Slovak event on the Tour as well.

Traditional Tour stops

We can look forward to the already familiar four events, two of which will be held in Europe and two in Asia.

We will start the new season in less than two months with the Caparica Czech Surf Open 2022 held in Portugal and organized by Prague Surf Club and Clube de surf de Lisboa. This year, the waiting period will last four days, which should allow the organizers to find the best surfing conditions. There is also children's competition and longboard expression session planned.

Second stop on the Tour the fifth edition of the Bali Big Wejf will as usually be organized by the Czech community in Bali, who have recently established the Bali Cliff Surf Club. The event will take place during the Christmas holidays, when a large part of the Czech surfing community comes to Bali. We hope that travelling to Indonesia will be smooth this year and that a large group of competitors from Europe and other parts of the world will arrive.

The third contest of the Tour will be the SunRICE & Curry Czech Cup organized by the largest Czech surf travel agency The competition will be held in mid-March when conditions are at their most ideal at the venue, SK Town Beach in Sri Lanka.

The Czech and Slovak Tour will culminate again this year at the 14th traditional Quiksilver & Roxy Czech and Slovak Surfing Championship in Seignosse, France, which is organized under the flag of and where the top Czech and Slovak surfers have been coming to measure their surfing skills since 2008.

More emphasis on youth

We are well aware that children and youth are the future of our sport and that many of them have the opportunity to significantly raise the level of Czech surfing in just a few years. That is why we want to create an environment that will motivate these children and youth to develop their surfing skills as much as possible.

For this reason, this year's Tour will include a separate ranking of the under-18 category. In addition, the organizers have the possibility to hold competitions for children up to 10 and up to 15 years of age, from which the Czech Surfing Association will run a separate children's ranking.

ISA World Surfing Games Qualification

A big attraction to participate in this year's Cup should be the opportunity to secure a qualification to the ISA World Surfing Games 2023 in El Salvador, where Czech Surfing is going to send a national team for the first time in history. More about that in a separate article in the next few days.

El Sunzal and La Bocana will return to host the World Surfing Games in 2023. Photo: ISA / Ben Reed


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