This weekend we witnessed the finals of the Surf City El Salvador Pro by Corona, seventh event of the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour, in Punta Roca, El Salvador.
Griffin Colapinto and Carissa Moore arrived at the top of the ranking in El Salvador. The day of the final began with the women's final in which the Australian champion Tyler Wright (No. 2) faced the American Caroline Marks (No. 4). Finally, after a memorable performance by the American, Caroline Marks managed to win in El Salvador, her first victory this season.
Thanks to this victory, Caroline Marks moved up one place and overtook Molly Picklum for third place. A win, two second place finishes and a third place finish support this position. Carissa Moore's third place and Tyler Wright's second place in this seventh event, consolidate the top 1 and top 2 of the ranking, respectively.
Right after, we were able to attend the women's final, in which Griffin Colapinto and Filipe Toledo faced each other. The Brazilian was in a final four championships later, after reaching the final and winning the Hurley Pro Sunset Beach. On the other hand, Colapinto reached his fourth final, consolidating his great year in this 2023.
Filipe Toledo achieved a victory after beating the American by more than 5 points, making an almost perfect final. This victory makes him increase one place in the WSL ranking, placing second, overtaking his compatriot Joao Chianca. Thanks to Filipe's victory and Joao Chianca's ninth place, Toledo has managed to establish quite a big distance and get closer to the top 1 of the ranking, which is still Colapinto.
We are now only three championships away from knowing the 2023 world surfing champion. The next event will be the Vivo Rio Pro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which will start this weekend, June 23 and will last approximately one week.