Route to the Pan American Games, qualifiers for Paris 2024, has been defined
World and regional events are gates to qualification
The Pan American Surfing Association, together with the International Surfing Association, Pan Am Sports and the Santiago 2023 organization have defined the route for athletes who wish to compete in the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games.
The confirmed events are Shortboard with 16 places, Longboard with nine (9) places, SUP Surf with nine (9) places and SUP Races with ten (10) places, both for men and women, for a total of 88 male and female athletes from the Americas.
Each nation will be able to qualify up to ten athletes in total for Santiago 2023.
To qualify, the Ranking of different qualifying events will be taken into account, which include World and regional competitions, in order of hierarchy: the SUP, Shortboard and Longboard events of the International Surfing Association are first, followed by the 2023 PASA Games and the Ranking of the ALAS Pro Tour Continental Circuit as the last priority.
Qualifying events and quotas
ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship 2022 (October 28 to November 6, 2022)
• SUP races – 4 men and 4 women
• SUP Surfing – 4 men and 4 women
ISA World Surfing Championship 2023 (dates and venue to be confirmed)
• Short board – 5 men and 5 women
ISA World Longboard Championship 2023 (dates and venue to be confirmed)
• Longboard – 4 men and 4 women
PASA Surfing Games 2023 (ranking by division)
• Men’s shortboard (8) eight quotas.
• Women’s shortboard (8) eight quotas.
• Men’s SUP Surf (4) four quotas.
• Women’s SUP Surf (4) four quotas.
• Men’s SUP Race (5) five quotas.
• Women’s SUP race (5) five quotas.
• Men’s Longboard (4) four quotas.
• Women’s Longboard (4) four quotas
ALAS Pro Tour 2022
• Shortboard – 1 man and 1 woman
Additionally, those classified through PASA events and through the ALAS Pro Tour 2022 ranking must meet the Top Ranking requirement, which determines that in order to qualify, they must finish at the 2023 PASA Games:
Shortboard: finish in the top 20
SUP Surfing: finish in the top 16
SUP races: finish in the top 16
Longboard: finish in the top 16
To qualify through the ALAS Pro Tour, athletes must finish in the top 16 of the 2022 ranking.
For more information on the classification process, requirements and other details, download the official document at this link.