You've read it, the World Surf League just announced a pretty epic, revamped Championship Tour and Challenger Series schedule for next year and beyond. And guess what, if you want a shot at competing at one of the all-time locations, it all starts at the QS level.
The men and women's QS1,000 Rip Curl Pro Anglet is the first Qualifying Series event in Europe counting for the 2021/22 season. This means surfers will start their bid to join the Challenger Series of 2022 in Anglet, and eye potential qualification for the ultimate stage, the Championship Tour the following year.
It's the sixth edition of this event, and it has already proven to be an awesome venue for both professional surfers and the fans. It's late-summer in France and the first good swells are starting to show, la Chambre d'Amour can deliver a wide range of conditions, from the mellow, fun little peaks to the thumping tubes as seen in the inaugural edition.
The bonus this year? Check out the final two days of competition LIVE online and for free on WorldSurfLeague.com and the WSL's YouTube channel.
Picture France, now remove the Eiffel Tower and paved Paris streets and replace them with a golden stretch of immaculate sand and the picturesque Basque town of Anglet. La Chambre d'Amour is a classic beach break right in the center of town, in between jetties with perfect little peaks all over the place.
You've got the beautiful ocean, the iconic lighthouse on the headland to the South and a perfect view of the Pyrenees mountain range in the distance. A truly epic experience of what France has to offer.
Tune in from August 24-29, 2021 and check out all the photos, videos and updates from the Rip Curl Pro Anglet at WorldSurfLeague.com.
In the meantime, check out some of the imagery from the 2019 events!