WATCH SURFERS QUALIFY TO SANTIAGO 2023 ON PANAM SPORTS CHANNEL
The Pan American Surfing Games return to Panama with the final weekend of action being broadcast live on the Panam Sports Channel from April 28-30. Don’t miss the continent’s top surfers compete for medals and a spot at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games.
The 2023 Pan American Surfing Games are currently underway in Santa Catalina, Panama as the best surfers from across the Americas compete for the podium and a chance to qualify to the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games this October.
In total, 42 athletes will qualify to the continent’s most important multisport event during the competitions that began on April 22 and will conclude on April 30. More than 270 athletes are participating in the continental championship across the four disciplines of shortboard, longboard, SUP race and SUP surf.
The open (shortboard) competitions for both men and women will send eight athletes to the Pan Am Games in Chile. Four men and four women will also qualify in the longboard and SUP surf events, while the SUP race event will send five men and women to Santiago 2023. The surfing disciplines of the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games will be held in Punta de Lobos from October 24–30.
The champions of the 2022 edition of the event already earned qualification to Santiago 2023. Brazil dominated the previous PASA Surf Games, sweeping the golds in the shortboard and longboard events for both men and women led by Mateus Sena, Jefson Silva, Sophia Medina and Chloe Calmon, respectively. The surfing powerhouse added two more golds by Luiz Diniz in men’s SUP surf and Lena Guimarães in women’s SUP race.
Itzel Delgado of Peru claimed the 2022 title in the men’s SUP race and will look to defend his title in Panama. Lucia Cosoleto was Argentina’s sole champion and qualifier from 2022 in the women’s SUP surf event.
The SUP race champions and qualifiers were already confirmed on April 24, as Guilherme Batista of Brazil won the men’s race ahead of defending champion Delgado from Peru. On the women’s side, Argentina’s Juliana Gonzalez got revenge on her second place finish in 2022 to win the gold medal ahead of Lina Augatis of Canada.
The women’s event also witnessed the youngest surfer in the history of the event, Mexico’s Sofia Finer, who qualified for Santiago 2023 at just 14 years old. Click here to view the full list of qualifiers in the SUP race events.
The remaining finals and semifinals of the shortboard, longboard and SUP surf events will all be live streamed on the Panam Sports Channel from April 28-30. Longboard and women’s SUP surf semifinals will be held on Friday the 28th beginning at 12pm local time (1pm ET).
The main event on Saturday is the men’s and women’s longboard finals, as well as the final elimination rounds of the shortboard events. The final day of competition on Sunday features the semifinals and finals of both the men’s and women’s SUP surf and shortboard tournaments. The action begins live every day at 8am local time (9am ET).
Don’t miss a minute of this incredible surfing action! Catch the waves with the Panam Sports Channel, live from Panama from April 28 to April 30. Download the free mobile application now to watch on the go!