When it comes to the sports making their World Surfing League Championship Tours 2022, one of the most eagerly anticipated will be the surfing. Keep up with the WSL tour on Youtube. To those that don’t know a barrel from a whitewater, the event may educate as well as entertain, and it is sure to create a few heroes in the process. To those that are completely unaware then surfing is the act of riding, usually on a board, on the forward or deep face of a moving wave.
Surfing betting opportunities
Many Canadian betting sites offer an extensive range of odds on this year’s world surfing championships, the odds based on last year’s results. (You can bet on surfing online at Bet365 or William Hill. They offer in-play betting on surf events as well as welcome bonuses for the first players.)
Surfing betting strategy, rules and tips
When betting on surfing, it can be easy to just check on the results from last year and put your money on the defending champion. This is just one for the strategies that can be applied to surfing betting. With win only bets currently being offered, it may be better to keep your powder dry until the world championship season kicks off.
Where to bet on surfing: odds and sportsbooks
If you’re looking for a longshot to upset the odds then you might be onto a loser, with most bookmakers offering win only bets for this year’s world surfing championships.
Check online bookmakers such as Unibet, Bet365, William Hill or BetFair to find out what odds they’re offering on surfing betting lines. If you fancy a bet before the season kicks off, Betfair is currently offering dedicated world championship odds – for men and women.
It may be worth following events the season ahead of a bet for this years WSL 2022. But remember you may have to wait until closer to the surfing event you want to bet on when checking the surfing betting markets on sites such as Unibet. If you can’t find the event or bet you want then ask your betting provider – other odds can be available on request.
World Surf League 2022 Betting and Stops
The WSL runs the men’s and women’s Championship Tours with multiple events throughout the year. Both men’s and women’s 2022 Championship Tour is planned as follows:
|WSL Date||2022 World Championship Tour Events|
|Jan 29 – Feb 10||Billabong Pro Pipeline, Banzai Pipeline, Oahu, Hawaii|
|Feb 11 – 23||Hurley Pro, Sunset Beach|
|Mar 3 – 13||MEO Pro Portugal, Peniche, Portugal|
|Apr 10 – 20||Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia|
|Apr 24 – May 4||Margaret River Pro, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia|
|May 28 – Jun 6||Quiksilver Pro G-Land, G-Land, Banyuwangi, Indonesia|
|Jun 12 – 20||Surf City, El Salvador Pro, Punta Roca, La Libertad, El Salvador|
|Jun 23 – 30||Oi Rio Pro, Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Jul 12 – 21||Corona Open J-Bay, Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa|
|Aug 11 – 21||Tahiti ProTeahupoʻo, Tahiti, French Polynesia|
|Sep 8 – 16||Rip Curl WSL FinalsLower Trestles, San Clemente, California, United States|
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Paris Olympics 2024 Surfing
All surfing eyes are focused on its debut at the Paris Olympics and this year’s World Surfing Championships will be a good measure of who to watch in Paris in 2024. The season kicks off in Australia in April with Gabriel Medina the current bookies favorite to retain the title he won last year.
Medina, 25, is a superstar back home in Brazil with seven million-plus Twitter followers giving an indication of his level of popularity. In a country more known for its love of football, Medina is a national hero despite the round ball playing no role in his fame.
As we mentioned earlier a few big names of the sport spent a lot of last season on the treatment table or in their sick-bed. With that in mind it’s always making sure you know who’s fit and who isn’t when it comes to placing your bets.
There are several sites that will keep you in the surfing picture for this season and ahead of next year’s Olympics. One of the most popular is surfline which helps to keep you up to date with all this season’s events. Also offering that service and providing in-depth profiles of the stars of the sport is World Surf League athletes.
Where to watch surfing live and on TV
The surfing community is very well served with TV coverage after Facebook joined forces with the World Surf League to offer live coverage of all Championship Tour Events and Big Wave Events, facebook.com/WSL.
The surfing at the Olympic Games will be on domestic channels in Europe such as the BBC in the United Kingdom, the Seven Network in Australia and NBC in the United States, along with several other US channels.
The art of surfing has been part of Polynesian culture – an area of islands in the central and southern Pacific Ocean – for centuries. There are records of observations of surfing made by British explorers around Tahiti in the late 18th century. It emerged as a spectacle on the Californian coast in the early part of the 20th century. To entice visitors to Redondo Beach, wealthy landowner Henry Huntington hired a Hawaiian called George Freeth to ride surfboards. Freeth cut a hardwood board in half to create the first ‘long board’, displaying his skills twice a day outside the Hotel Redondo.
It progressed to become a world championship sport in the early 1960s with a tournament held biennially from 1964.