11th Annual Rip Curl Pro Tofino

The dates are in for the 11th Annual Rip Curl Pro Tofino! This year’s Rip Curl Pro has much more riding on it than previous events. In addition to the battle for the podium at the Pro, this year’s will play an integral role for Canadians in the selection of the Olympic team, to compete in Tokyo, Japan in 2020. Scroll down for full details to this year’s event.

Beach views of the Rip Curl Judges tower and Monster Energy DJ tent.

Canada’s best surfers will compete for the title of Canadian National Champion at 11th Annual Rip Curl Pro Tofino presented by Monster Energy, which will take place May 12th to 14th in Tofino, British Columbia.

Over 150 surfers across 11 separate divisions will vie for $25,000 in cash and prizes at Cox Bay in Tofino, BC. This event is Canada’s largest surfing competition and the only one in Canada open to all divisions.

Coming off the event’s 10th Anniversary in 2016, event organizers have moved the event earlier to maximize the likelihood of the event taking place in a high-quality surf. With a strong international field joining Canada’s best, Canadian favourites and previous event champions, Pete Devries and Noah Cohen, will be determined to take back the title of Rip Curl Pro Champion, after Californians have dominated the event in the past two years.

2015 Rip Curl Pro Champion Noah Wegrich.

The Rip Curl Pro Tofino Canadian Surfing Titles provides an arena for competitive surfing in Canada. The divisions for the event are Pro Men, Pro Women, Masters, Men’s Longboard, Women’s Longboard, Junior Men, Junior Women, and Children. The competition will deliver a National champion in each of these divisions.

President of the Canadian Surfing Association, and Competition Director, Dom Domic said

“Team Canada has achieved strong results in recent international events, and as we move towards the 2020 Olympics, the Rip Curl Pro Tofino plays an integral role in team selection and provides valuable competition experience which is critical to international success.”

Nick Russell, Rip Curl Pro Event Director & VP Rip Curl Canada, added

“The Rip Curl Pro Tofino is the annual gathering of the Canadian Surfing Community, over our ten-year history it has been exciting to witness the growth, and subsequent success, of Canadian surfing, every year we are fortunate to have more international competitors join us on the beautiful west coast.”

Event registration will open on March 20th and be available online at www.ripcurlprotofino.com

 7 time Rip Curl Pro Champion Peter Devries.

The Rip Curl Pro Tofino is presented by Monster Energy in association with Telus, Coors Banquet, Spy Optics, Flor de Cana, Evan Williams Bourbon, Canadian Surfing Association, Surfline, SBC Surf, Coast Mountain Culture, Aftanas Surfboards & Tourism Tofino.

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For more information contact:

Cassandra Ratcliffe

E: cratcliife@ripcurl.com

C: 778 877 6282

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