The World Surf League brings the best male and female surfers from around the globe together to compete on the world’s best waves. The line-up this year means that it is almost impossible to predict who will walk away with the titles!
There are also several changes to the calendar this year including a finals round at the end of the season in September. Check out the information below to find out more about these changes and more importantly, how to watch every event live.
2021 World Surf League TV Preview
This year will see a number of changes to the usual WSL calendar, with the absence of dates in Europe one of the main standouts. The large majority of the 12 events confirmed so far will take place in Australia and the US, with stops in Brazil, Indonesia, Tahiti and South Africa along the way.
2020 was pretty much written off due to coronavirus like many other sports. This means that going into 2021, Italo Ferriera and Carissa Moore remain defending champions in their respective men’s and women’s divisions. However, they both face some pretty stiff competition if they want to win back-to-back titles.
When: December 2020 – September 2021
Where: See location listing below
John John Florence and Gabriel Medina are both considered early favourites in the men’s competition. These two are very much the present and future of male surfing, and finish there or thereabouts on most waves throughout the tour. Australia’s Tyler Wright, Sally Fitzgibbons and Stephie Gilmore will be pushing Carissa Moore all the way this season, in what promises to be the closer of the two championships.
2021 Margaret River (Sydney time)
Beautiful big waves, slabbing reefs as backups, and three decades of rich history: What more can one ask from a surfing destination? Margaret River brings all the thrill of the WSL in picture-perfect surroundings. The beach provides a cosy enclave for the world’s best to mingle and show off their rip curl skills.
|10 – 11 May||daily call 4:30 am||Foxtel / Kayo / Seven|
All events shown as Sydney time and will air on Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo) and Seven. Adjust for regional differences. Please note session times are subject to surf conditions.
Watch or Stream the WSL Live
You can watch every WSL event live on both the Seven Network and Foxtel Australia. The Fox Sports channel (Foxtel/Kayo) will provide Live coverage of all 14 stops on both the men’s and women’s tours around the world. So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to review Foxtel Now which offers surfing fans an opportunity to watch the World Surf League live online with compatible internet-connected devices.
Alternatively, Kayo Sports have a 14 day trial offer which provides the exact same live sport coverage as Foxtel. With the Kayo trial you can stream the WSL free using a variety of devices and browsers, including – select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge, with new apps and platforms soon to be added, so you never miss a key moment of the wide range of sport in the Kayo TV guide.
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2021 World Surf League Dates
|Sunset Open||Cancelled||Hawaii, USA|
|Santa Cruz Pro||Cancelled||California, USA|
|Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach||April 1-11||Victoria, Australia|
|Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro||April 16-26||WA, Australia|
|Corona Open Gold Coast||May 3-13||Queensland, Australia|
|Quiksilver Pro G-Land||TBC||Banyuwangi, Indonesia|
|Oi Rio Pro||June 11-20||Saquarema, Brazil|
|Surf Ranch Pro||August 12-15||California, USA|
|Outerknown Tahiti Pro||August 23 – September 2||Teahupo’o, Tahiti|
|The WSL Finals||September 8-17||California, USA|
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Watch WSL on your favourite Device
Here are some of the best devices to use when streaming sport at home or on the move.t.
For years, Apple TV devices have been an ideal instant streaming solution that does it all. There are two models available – Apple TV HD handles video up to 1080p, while Apple TV 4K adds full support for 4K, HDR and Dolby Vision. Kayo Sports is great on Apple TV, with flawless 4-way Split View.
A hugely popular low-cost streaming solution, Google’s Chromecast got a make-over in 2020, and now comes in two very different flavours. The basic Chromecast is still available, but the newer Google TV version (which replaces the Ultra) adds a remote control and an on-screen interface.
Foxtel Now Box
Foxtel’s own streaming box is an Android TV device that brings the Foxtel Now experience front and centre in its user interface – making it a natural choice if your preferred way of streaming sports is via the live channels that Foxtel Now offers, with on-demand streaming and live free-to-air channels as well.
Amazon Fire TV Stick
This easy alternative comes in three flavours – a budget Lite model, the standard one, and a 4K version. All of them are simple “plug in and go” stick-shaped devices that work similarly to Google’s newest Chromecast, except these use Amazon’s custom user interface and support Alexa voice control.
Nvidia Shield TV
A powerful Android TV streaming device from one of the world’s leading PC graphics companies comes in the form of a small “tube” with connections at either end, along with a slim backlit remote control. It can easily deal with every streaming app under the sun, including Kayo and Foxtel.