El Salvador to host world Junior Surfing Championship

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By LatAm Reports Editor

La Bocana and El Sunzal will be the venues of the second Junior Surf World Cup to be held on the Salvadoran coast next May

La Bocana and El Sunzal will be the venues of the second Junior Surf World Cup to be held on the Salvadoran coast next May

The International Surf Association (ISA) announced on Tuesday that the ISA World Junior Surfing Championship (WJSC) 2024 will be held in El Salvador, from 3 to 12 May, in the waves of La Bocana and El Sunzal.

The 20th edition of the championship will be the second time El Salvador has received the best junior surfers in the world, following the event held in 2022. That edition was won by Hawaii’s Luke Swanson in the men’s Under-18 division, Willis Droomer of Australia in Sub-16, Hawaii’s Eweleiula Wong in the Under-18 women’s category and Erin Brooks of Canada in the Under-16s.

According to the data shared by the ISA in its press release, 33 of Tokyo 2020’s 40 Olympic surfers previously participated in the WJSC, demonstrating that this prestigious event is a direct path to the Olympic Games, with 16 of them winning ISA Junior World Medals, including Olympic bronze medallist Owen Wright (AUS) and the current World Surfing League (WSL) World Champion Caroline Marks of the United States.

The peak of La Bocana and the incredible point break of El Sunzal have provided many important moments in the history of surfing in recent years and there are many more to come, said the president of the ISA, Fernando Aguerre, at the time of confirming El Salvador’s participation as the venue of the surf tournament.

This will be one of the surfing events that the country will have, as it will also host a WSL date between 6 and 15 June, with the seventh stop of the world tour in Punta Roca, prior to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

This article has been translated from the original which first appeared in El Salvador