Rip Curl Pro Tofino - Canadian Surfing Championships

RIP CURL PRO TOFINO - CANADIAN SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS – HITS THE WATER this WEEK

Surfers from across Canada and across the globe are packing their bags and heading for Tofino for this week’s Rip Curl Pro Tofino presented by Monster Energy. Serving as the Canadian Surfing Championships, the three days of competition will commence on Friday May 12th in Tofino, British Columbia.

150 surfers over twelve categories will vie for the title of Rip Curl Pro Champion, with the top ranked Canadian holding the 2017 National title.  

The hotly contested Men’s Pro category is set to excite with all previous event champions currently registered to compete. Canada’s Peter Devries (6-time Champion) and Noah Cohen (2-time Champion) will be hoping to stop the recent Californian onslaught, led by Noah “Waggy” Wegrich (2015 Champion) and defending champ Kevin Schulz.

On the women’s side, teenage Phenom, Matea Olin, will look to continue her ascendancy to the top of Canadian Women’s surfing. A solid field of girls, led by previous champion and Tofino local Hanna Scott will make sure that Olin is on the top of her game to win her first Rip Curl Pro Women’s Pro title.

After a fun & successful first Rip Curl Pro campaign in 2016, three-time world surfing champion, Tom Curren (Santa Barbara, California) is heading back to Tofino to defend his Masters title and take down some event favourites in the Men’s Pro division.

Nick Russell, Rip Curl Pro Event Director & Rip Curl Canada VP, added "a week out we are all getting antsy to get going. The competitor list is the strongest we have ever seen and we’re excited that Canada’s premiere event is increasingly attracting elite surfers from around the world””

Event Information is available online at www.ripcurlprotofino.com

The Rip Curl Pro Tofino is presented by Monster Energy in association with Telus, Coors Banquet, Spy Optics, Flor de Cana, Evan Williams Bourbon, Canadian Surfing Association, Surfline, SBC Surf, Coast Mountain Culture, Aftnas Surfboards & Tourism Tofino.

Rip Curl - The Ultimate Surfing Company

Rip Curl is a company for, and about, the Crew on The Search. The products we make, the events we run, the riders we support and the people we reach globally are all part of the Search that Rip Curl is on.

 

Follow @ripcurl_canada & #RipCurlProTofino

For more information contact:
Cassandra Ratcliffe
E: cratcliffe@ripcurl.com
C: 778 877 6282

RIP CURL PRO TOFINO - CANADIAN SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS
RIP CURL PRO TOFINO - CANADIAN SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS