Snapper Rocks Returns to the 2025 WSL Championship Tour

Published on 26/04/2024

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Coolangatta, Queensland (Friday, 26 April, 2024) – The World Surf League (WSL) announced today the return of Snapper Rocks to the WSL Championship Tour (CT) schedule in 2025 through 2028.

The return of this iconic stop in the CT is thanks to a new partnership between the WSL, Experience Gold Coast and Tourism and Events Queensland that will see the event locked in from 2025 to 2028.

Hosting a CT event since 2002, Snapper Rocks is home to some of the most famous victories in surfing history. Past winners include World Champions Kelly Slater (USA), Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Mick Fanning (AUS), Carissa Moore (AUS), Gabriel Medina (BRA), Tyler Wright (AUS), Caroline Marks (USA), Filipe Toledo (BRA), and Italo Ferreira (BRA). The endless stretch of sand that runs from behind the rock all the way to Kirra offers technical tube rides, high-performance walls, and perfect air sections, testing a competitor’s full repertoire just meters from the hordes of fans that line the shore. 

WSL APAC President Andrew Stark expressed his enthusiasm for the return of Snapper Rocks on the CT after five long years.

“The WSL is absolutely thrilled to see Snapper Rocks once again become a stop on the elite Championship Tour,” said Stark

“It’s an event with a fantastic history, held in a location that has professional surfing in its DNA. The long, perfect reeling walls of the ‘Super Bank’ are one of the wonders of the surfing world, and we can’t wait to see the world’s best competing for Championship Tour points on one of the planet’s most high-performance waves. The event returning to the CT wouldn’t be possible without the support of the City of Gold Coast through Experience Gold Coast and the Queensland Government through TEQ. We sincerely thank them for the support and for partnering with WSL to return the CT to one of its favourite stops for both fans and competitors alike.” 

Dates for the Snapper Rocks competition and the full 2025 WSL Championship Tour schedule will be released later this year following the WSL Finals.

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