of the Spanish team surfing will select two Olympic venues (one per gender) for 2024 Paris Olympics at the 2022 ISA World Surfing Games to be held in Huntington Beach, California between 16 and 24 September.

Places are awarded to the best team in the competition and therefore to the National Olympic Committee. That is, although they are direct places, they are not nominal for the athletes who achieve them.

Although there are stronger teams in both men’s and women’s competitions such as Japan, the United States or Australia than Spain, which has Olympic and international medal winners in their ranks, the Spanish team hopes to reverse the absence of national surfers. He suffered in the Olympic debut of this sport in Tokyo 2020 in 2021.

You can follow all the action here on Olympics.com to see which nations have secured the best Olympic beds. But first, discover more about six Spaniards looking for the first endangered places in surfing in Paris 2024.

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16 – 24 September

Surfing | Olympic Qualification | ISA World Games | Huntington Beach

Spain at the ISA World Surfing Games: full list of participants

male category

  • Adur Amatriain
  • louis diaz
  • Ruben Victoria
  • Substitute: Andy Criere

female category

  • Nadia Erostarbe
  • Lucia Machado
  • Garazi Sanchez
  • Substitute: Janire Gonz├ílez-Etxebarri

Who are the Spaniards at the 2022 ISA World Surfing Games?

Spain is presenting a youth team in this Olympic qualifier, which is already internationally resonant.

Lucia Machado He will be a surfer to watch not only in this competition but also in the years to come. The Canary arrives at the 2022 ISA World Surf Games after declaring second place in the junior world in El Salvador last June and second in Europe under 18 in July. He also managed to become the absolute champion of Spain in 2021.

Machado, a fan of the Olympic champion, in the waves at Huntington Beach, host of the 2022 ISA World Surfing Games Carissa MooreHe already knows what it is to achieve good results, because in 2019 he managed to place sixth in his category at the ISA World Championships.

his partner Nadia ErostarbeAt the age of 22, he also made a splash in the junior category when he became the European U18 champion in 2018. A year later, the surfer from Zarautz and the champion of Spain in 2020 showed signs that he could be among the best at the ISA World Surfing Games, placing 13th and second best in Europe. His best result this season was a second position in the Qualifying Series at the Pro Netanya event.

Garazi Sanchez 30 years old, the oldest on the women’s team; and also the protagonist of a great overcoming story. Her career was high after she won two Spanish titles (2017 and 2018) and a European runner-up in 2017. But during training at Hossegor she received a blow that paralyzed her legs. Paraplegia was ruled out, but it was not a spinal cord injury that required several surgeries. She wasn’t able to surf again throughout 2019, but she’s back on the board and the Spanish surfing elite in 2020. After failing to qualify for Tokyo 2020, he hopes to fulfill his Olympic dream in Paris 2024. She is also now a great environmental activist.

Basque Country after making his debut in the WSL Challenger Series last year Ruben Victoria He is trying to recover from an event he was unable to attend after suffering two injuries in a row during the Tokyo 2020 qualifiers in El Salvador.

Adur AmatriainCompeting in the WSL Challenger Series this year, ISA World Surfing Games is coming to ISA World Surfing Games by winning the Pantin Classic, the first stop of the 2022-23 season of European QS, for the second time in a row. This victory meant that he placed second in the European Qualifying Series for the young (18-year-old) surfer from Zarautz.

And he did just that by beating the third compatriot to take part in the ISA World Surfing Games. louis diaz, Spanish runner-up in 2021. The 24-year-old Canary finished third on Pantin, his best result in QS this season, and a sixth-place finish in the standings. Despite his youth, he is a ‘senior’ in these events at European level as he has competed in the QS since 2014.

ISA World Surf Games 2022 – Schedule

The competition program will be updated daily depending on the weather and weather conditions.

You can watch the action live here on Olympics.com. Highlights, results and interviews with surfers will also be available here.

Thursday, September 15: Competition schedule confirmed for day 1 qualifiers and tests

Friday, September 16: Opening Ceremony and possible start of the men’s competition

Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18: men’s competition

Monday, September 19: Men’s and women’s competition

(Note: This will be the first day of the women’s competition and will also allow surfers to compete in Super Girl Pro.)

Tuesday, September 20 – Friday, September 23: Men’s and women’s competition

Saturday, September 24: Men’s and Women’s Finals Day

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