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International Surfing Association launches new dates for World Surfing Games

The International Surfing Association (ISA) has today announced that the 2021 Surf City El Salvador World Surfing Games will take place May 29th – June 6th at two world-class locations in El Salvador: La Bocana and El Sunzal.

The ISA has been working in close collaboration with its partners in El Salvador and with the World Surf League (WSL) in recent months as the global pandemic has continued to impact the world sporting calendar. Originally rescheduled in early May 2021, the World Surfing Games’ new dates will ensure optimal travel conditions for all the surfers and national teams in the collective best interests of health and safety.

The 2021 edition of the World Surfing Games is the last remaining piece of the Tokyo 2020 qualification process. There are 5 remaining slots for men to be earned and 7 for women, which will go to the highest-ranking eligible athletes in the event.

The World Surfing Games is an Olympic-style, team event, where athletes compete under the flag of their nation. Each nation fields their top three men and three women, each accumulating points that count towards the overall team total.

The Portuguese Frederico Morais, who is part of the WSL world surf circuit, has already ensured the presence of Portugal in what will be the surf debut in the Olympics.

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