Rip Curl WSL Finals Logo and Artwork by Erik AbelRip Curl WSL Finals Logo and Artwork by Erik Abel

Rip Curl WSL Finals Lower Trestles

Event Window: 8-16 September 2022

The Rip Curl WSL Finals is the ultimate day in competitive surfing. With the world title decided in a one-day, winner-take-all event, the stakes couldn’t be higher. After chasing waves and points all year long on the 2022 Championship Tour, it comes down to this, the top five men and women in the world battling it out for surfing’s ultimate prize: the world title.

Coming to Lower Trestles in San Clemente, California, this September 8-16, before the swell hits and the pressure goes through the roof, here’s what you need to know about the 2022 Rip Curl WSL Finals.

Gabriel Medina celebrating his 2021 WSL Finals Win with the crowd.Gabriel Medina celebrating his 2021 WSL Finals Win with the crowd.

The Ultimate Guide To The 2022 Rip Curl WSL Finals

Amid all the buzz and excitement, we’re here to make your pilgrimage down to Trestles on Finals day that much easier. Whether you’re a seasoned local or a first-time San Clemente visitor, we have you covered.

Behind The Merch

"Lowers is such a special wave and a special spot, it's like a mini surf trip walking down there.
The town of San Clemente, it's a little surf Mecca." - Erik Abel.
The 2022 Rip Curl WSL Finals are right around the corner and the countdown is on. To celebrate the iconic beauty of Lower Trestles,
we've collaborated with acclaimed surf artist Erik Abel for this year's exclusive event artwork. 

Rip Curl San Clemente Retail Store

3801 S El Camino Real,
San Clemente, CA 92672

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Press Conference
Taking place on the picturesque San Clemente Pier, the week of the Rip Curl WSL Finals kicks off with an opening press conference that will feature the WSL’s Final Five men and women, who will be competing for the 2022 world title. The WSL is also producing a unique celebration of past world champions with a custom instillation on the pier.

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07

Official Merchandise Store Opens
Gear up and froth out. With artwork created by artist Erik Abel, this year’s Rip Curl WSL Finals look is inspired by the magic of Trestles. Score tees, hoodies, hats, beach towels and more at your favorite Rip Curl surf shop.

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08

Event Window Opens
The Rip Curl WSL Finals is a one-day, winner-take-all battle for the 2022 world title. The waiting period runs from Sept. 8-16.

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08

The Lineup Podcast
WSL’s “The Lineup” podcast will be live taping a special Rip Curl WSL Finals episode featuring an all-star crew of world champions at the Rip Curl San Clemente Store.

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09

Movie Premier
“Searching for Tom Curren” premiere at Rip Curl Headquarters including a screening of Conner Coffin’s new film “Mind Surfing.” Entry is now $20 (not free) with proceeds going to The Surfrider Foundation.

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10

Team Signing at Rip Curl San Clemente
Rip Curl team signing at the Rip Curl San Clemente Store featuring Bethany Hamilton, Mick Fanning, Tom Curren and the more of our crew.

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Artist Show
“Happy Place” Rip Curl WSL Finals Art Show featuring the work of event artist Erik Abel. The show is being held at the Drew Brophy Art Studio. Doors at 6pm.

Rip Curl WSL Finals Artist Erik Abel Painting. Rip Curl WSL Finals Artist Erik Abel Painting.
Rip Curl WSL Finals Artist Erik Abel standing in front of his artwork.Rip Curl WSL Finals Artist Erik Abel standing in front of his artwork.
Close up of Erik Abel painting his artworkClose up of Erik Abel painting his artwork
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