Bitcoin's not the only thing putting El Salvador on the map, as surfing has officially arrived in the small Central American country. Well, actually it's been there since the '70s. But, the coordinated government effort to recruit wave-riding tourists and host competitions like the ISA World Surfing Games and the Surf City El Salvador Pro, suggests that this is just the beginning.
The wave on which CT surfers will be making history is Punta Roca, a right point break in the port town of La Libertad, just an hour and a half away from the capital of San Salvador. Consider Punta Roca the tall, dark, and handsome cousin of Rincon in California. Rippable is the word. And with the event landing square in the middle of a south swell season, contest directors will be rich with choice, a welcomed change after the sleepy G-Land event.
The Surf City El Salvador Pro runs from June 12 - 20, 2022. Tune into WSL to cheer on the Monster team.
After a runner-up finish in G-Land, FT has been able to retain his yellow jersey and goes into El Salvador — a wave perfectly suited for his video-game style of surfing — sitting on top of the world.