The 2022 IWT Wave Tour
HQ: Hawaii, USA
BORDERS: RIDER UPDATE
1. AUSTRALIA: The WA border will remain closed to international and Australian east coast riders for the event dates (Feb.4-7). The good news is that the event is still going ahead for all riders in Western Australia. The event will still offer the full AUD $5,000 prize pool to competing riders, and it will still offer full 3 STAR Wave Tour points toward overall rankings for all IWT divisions (Pro Men, Women, Youth 18.max, Masters 45+, Grand Masters 55+, and the Open division for all non pro riders). This is to encourage the deep talent pool of local WA riders and ensure they get full, open and fair access to the Wave Tour and overall rankings. With ranking points and the prize money to support travel to more events, we help ensure all riders have their chance at qualifying for the IWT Grand Final Aloha Classic in late October in HAWAII.
2. JAPAN: at the request of the government, the event dates have moved from March 2-6, to the new dates March 17-21. There is now more hope that Japan’s international border will open in time and allow international riders the chance to fly there without long quarantine and compete. The IWT wants to make it clear to all riders that the border situation remains fluid. Do not book international travel to Japan until the Japanese government makes more announcements about their border status closer to the new event dates. If the border remains closed then the Japan event will be open to all riders able to get to the event from within Japan. Just like the AUSTRALIA event, the Japan event will still offer the full prize pool. In this case it’s a strong USD $10,000 prize pool for competing riders, and it will still offer full 3 STAR Wave Tour points toward overall rankings for all IWT divisions (Pro Men, Women, Youth 18.max, Masters 45+, Grand Masters 55+, and the Open division for all non pro riders). Open, full and fair access to all riders is the key to the IWT Wave Tour. The fair road to the Finals.
3. CHILE, USA, FIJI, PERU, HAWAII: all these countries have open borders for all international travellers with complying proof of vaccine status and negative covid test results. These events are all CONFIRMED with full Wave Tour points toward the overall IWT RIDER TITLES.
THE WAVE TOUR BRAND PARTNER UPDATE
The IWT Wave Tour is proud to announce that Severne Windsurfing has taken up the naming rights of the The Severne Margaret River Wavesailing Classic. Thanks largely to Severne Windsurfing, the event now has a AUD $5,000 prize pool. “Severne is proud to support this year’s Margaret River Wave Classic and to see competition wave action return to “margs” for yet another year.” Kurosh Kiani, head of Severne International Marketing.
The IWT Wave Tour is proud to announce that SP-CARE has taken up the long term naming rights of the The SP-CARE Omaezaki Japan Cup. Thanks to SP-CARE, the event now has a USD $10,000 prize pool.
More updates soon on the 2022 IWT Wave Tour brand partners for the events in CHILE, USA, FIJI, PERU, and the Grand Final in HAWAII.