last update 07.08.2022:

The IWT is proud to announce an expanded calendar for the 2022 Wave Tour. The plan was to run a wave tour at 7 top locations, from Margaret River to Ho’okipa. Honestly the calendar looked too good to be true. Let’s see, if the current situation with the global pandemic will allow the tour management and the local organizers to run the events. And let’s see if it will be possible to travel to the selected spots without restrictions.
The first event in WA was cancelled due to a poor forecast and will be run in 2023 again. The second event in Japan already has changed dates and has been reduced from a 3 STAR to a 2 STAR event.
The third event in Chile in early April has been moved to late September and got cancelled in August. Instead the Chil organizers will run events for local riders in October 2022 and in January 2023.This will help local and regional riders prepare and hone their skills to lead into the big Wave Tour (WT-3 Star) event for Chile in March 2023.
The 2022 Cloud Break event in Fiji in July has been cancelled. All other events stay as announced by the IWT directors Simeon Glasson and Russ Faurot.

 

The 2022 IWT Wave Tour calendar (updated)

#1 Margaret River Wavesailing Classic, Australia, March 11-14 (Cancelled due to poor forecast!!), 3 STAR IWT Wave Tour event, AUD $5,000 prize pool equal for Pro Men & Women, Youth competition

#2 Omaezaki Long Beach Japan, March 17-21 (NEW DATES!!), 2 STAR IWT Wave Tour event, USD $10,000 prize pool equal for Pro Men & Women, Youth (18 max.), Masters (45+), Grand Masters (55+), OPEN for all non-pro riders

#3 Pistol River, Oregon, USA, June 11-19, 3 STAR IWT Wave Tour event, Pro Men & Women, Youth (18 max.), Masters (45+), Grand Masters (55+), OPEN for all non-pro riders (Completed)

#4 Cloudbreak, Fiji, July 18-31 (Cancelled!!)

#5 Pacasmayo Peru, September 10-18, 3 STAR IWT Wave Tour event, USD $10,000 prize pool equal for Pro Men & Women, Youth (18 max.), Masters (45+), Grand Masters (55+), OPEN for all non-pro riders

#6 Topocalma Mantanzas and Topocalma Ranch, Chile, (moved from April to late September!!!) , 3 STAR IWT Wave Tour event, Pro Men & Women, Youth (18 max.), Masters (45+), Grand Masters (55+), OPEN for all non-pro riders (Cancelled!!)

 #7 Ho’okipa Beach Park, Maui’s North Shore, Hawaii, October 24-November 4 – IWT Grand Final – The Aloha Classic, 5 STAR IWT Wave Tour event, USD $10,000 prize pool equal for Pro Men & Women, Youth (18 max.), Masters (45+)

 

 

The planned Grand Final heat formats for Pro women & Pro men

Heat Format for the 16 Pro Women Grand Final in Ho’okipa, Maui 2022: the top 4 ranked women in the IWT Wave Tour will be challenged by 12 women

 

Heat Format for the 28 Pro Men Grand Final in Ho’okipa, Maui 2022: the top 4 ranked men in the IWT Wave Tour will be challenged by 24 men