The International Surf Association ISA announced on January that El Salvador has been chosen to host the ISA 2020 World Surf Games.
In this important world event “twelve Olympic qualifiers (seven women and five men) will be determined by making 2020 a historical edition of the event,” says ISA on its website.
The ISA World Surfing Games will bring an unprecedented global level of attention to the country and the almost unlimited world-class resource that is its waves throughout the year, the ISA considered.
El Salvador competed against Japan, Australia, Costa Rica and Spain to obtain this designation. It is a historic World Cup that will serve as a classification for the first Olympics where surfing will participate.
The ISA explained that the competition, which uses a double podium format, will take place in two waves: El Sunzal and La Bocana, in the coastal area of La Libertad.
The 2019 edition of the ISA World Surfing Games in Miyazaki, Japan, reached an unprecedented participation record. Around 240 athletes from a record of 55 nations competed for slots and gold medals and Olympic qualification.
This Olympic qualifying event is a milestone for one of the main government projects, called Surf City El Salvador and contributes to the consolidation of the country as a main surfing destination.