World Surf League schedule of events 2019

How do WSL Championship events work?

Last updated:

We value our editorial independence, basing our comparison results, content and reviews on objective analysis without bias. But we may receive compensation when you click links on our site. Learn more about how we make money from our partners.

WSL Schedule Image: Finder

The complete calendar for the men’s and women’s championships.

The wind has turned off-shore, tides are favorable and the best surfers in the world are ready to take on waves of consequence. Are you prepared for the 2019 WSL Championship? Thankfully, you never have to miss a wave or a wipeout, with a live stream of each and every event unfolding via Facebook. If Facebook isn’t your thing, there are other ways to enjoy the WSL live stream.

On both the men’s and women’s sides of the WSL draw, anything could happen in 2019.

In the men’s event, former champions Kelly Slater, Adriano De Souza and John John Florence return to competition after dour 2018 seasons. Gabriel Medina will look to go back-to-back, while Jordy Smith, Julian Wilson and Felipe Toledo proved last season they’re right on the cusp of maiden titles. In addition, there are four rookies out for the win.

In the women’s competition, the incredible Australian Stephanie Gilmore will be striving for a stunning eighth WSL Championship title. But former winners Tyler Wright and Carissa Moore are top contenders, while Lakey Peterson, Tatiana Weston-Webb and Johanne Defay will want to capitalize on breakout 2018 seasons. Then there’s Aussie Sally Fitzgibbons is 2019 finally her year?

You’ll notice on the WSL schedule below there are no locked-in dates for competitions in the world surfing calendar. As events are so reliant on weather and swell conditions, instead there’s an event window. While forecasts can predict likely days of competition, a call is made each morning on whether to run a full schedule of rounds, competition during certain parts of the day or to register a “lay day” (with competition called off).

It’s also possible for competition to start and then be called off if conditions change or the spectacle simply isn’t up to scratch. The WSL events are structured to be flexible, so staying agile on these days as a spectator is important.

In 2019, the men’s and women’s competitions are more aligned than ever before. As you’ll notice in the schedule below, there’s very little variation between them. It means during the event window, the men’s and women’s rounds can be interwoven, or act independently, based on how the conditions best suit the two championships’ specific strengths.

Men’s WSL schedule

Event Competition Location Window start Window close
1 Gold Coast Men’s Pro Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia April 3, 2019 April 13, 2019
2 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Torquay, Victoria, Australia April 17, 2019 April 27, 2019
3 Bali Men’s Pro Bali, Indonesia May 13, 2019 May 24, 2019
4 Margaret River Pro Margaret River, Western Australia May 27, 2019 June 7, 2019
5 Oi Rio Pro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 20,2019 June 28, 2019
6 J-Bay Open Port Elizabeth, South Africa July 9, 2019 July 22, 2019
7 Tahiti Pro Teahupo’o Tahiti August 21, 2019 September 1, 2019
8 Surf Ranch Pro California, USA September 19, 2019 September 22, 2019
9 France Men’s Pro Landes, France October 3, 2019 October 13, 2019
10 Meo Pro Peniche Peniche, Portugal October 16, 2019 October 28, 2019
11 Billabong Pipe Masters Oahu, Hawaii December 8, 2019 December 20, 2019

Women’s WSL schedule

Event Competition Location Window start Window close
1 Gold Coast Women’s Pro Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia April 3, 2019 April 13, 2019
2 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Torquay, Victoria, Australia April 17, 2019 April 27, 2019
3 Bali Women’s Pro Bali, Indonesia April 13, 2019 April 24, 2019
4 Margaret River Pro Margaret River, Western Australia May 27, 2019 June 7, 2019
5 Oi Rio Pro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 20, 2019 June 28, 2019
6 J-Bay Open Port Elizabeth, South Africa July 9, 2019 July 22, 2019
7 Surf Ranch Pro California, USA September 19, 2019 September 22, 2019
8 France Women’s Pro Landes, France October 3, 2019 October 13, 2019
9 Meo Pro Peniche Peniche, Portugal October 16, 2019 October 28, 2019
10 Hawaii Women’s Pro Oahu, Hawaii November 25, 2019 December 7, 2019

Book your flights now

Was this content helpful to you? No  Yes

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder.com provides guides and information on a range of products and services. Because our content is not financial advice, we suggest talking with a professional before you make any decision.

By submitting your comment or question, you agree to our Privacy and Cookies Policy and Terms of Use.

Questions and responses on finder.com are not provided, paid for or otherwise endorsed by any bank or brand. These banks and brands are not responsible for ensuring that comments are answered or accurate.
Go to site