LEMOORE, Calif., USA (Monday, May 22, 2023) - This weekend, the Surf Ranch Pro Presented by 805 Beer, Stop No. 6 on the World Surf League (WSL) 2023 Championship Tour (CT), will host a competition experience like no other. The Surf Ranch is home to the world's longest, open-barrel, high-performance, human-made wave, and will be the ultimate test of skill for the world's best surfers. The Surf Ranch Pro will run on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28, 2023.
Located over 100 miles from the ocean in Lemoore, Calif., the Surf Ranch brings athletes and spectators together, providing unique viewing angles to see elite surfers up close in action. Along with the excitement of watching the best surfers in the world perform on an awe-inspiring wave, the event will include live music performances, great food, activations, and exclusive shopping opportunities.
To learn more about the on-site experience, please visit surfranchpro.com/visit-onsite-experience/
Win a Wave at the Surf Ranch Pro
The upcoming Surf Ranch Pro Presented by 805 Beer is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to surf fans. At the end of the competition, two lucky winners, one from General Admission and one from VIP, will be selected at random for a bucket-list surfing experience. The winners will each get to surf one left and one right, all to themselves. All ticket holders will be entered with a chance to win a wave (for alternative methods of entry see Official Rules). Winners must be present on Sunday, May 28 at 12pm when the drawing is held. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit surfranchpro.com.
WSL Fantasy Updates: Teams Now Lock Before Opening Rounds, Pick Your Team Now for Surf Ranch
Following the Mid-season Cut, WSL Fantasy teams will lock and scoring will begin upon the start of the event (Opening Round, or Qualifying Round for the Surf Ranch Pro), instead of the end of the Elimination Round. Previously, scoring would begin at the end of the Elimination Round. Fantasy tiers will shrink for Men's from 8-16-12 in Tiers A, B, and C to 6-12-6, and for Women's from 3-9-6 to 3-6-3. WSL Fantasy picks are open now for the Surf Ranch Pro presented by 805 Beer. Make sure to lock your team's before the event beings.
Build your WSL Fantasy team now at CTFantasy.WorldSurfLeague.com.
WSL Partners with One Carbon World to Offset Surf Ranch Pro Fan Travel Emissions
The WSL is taking climate action at the Surf Ranch Pro Presented by 805 Beer. As part of the league's focus on reducing its carbon footprint, the WSL is partnering with One Carbon World to compensate for the emissions from fan travel to the event and contribute to carbon offsetting projects around the globe. These efforts help work towards a climate-neutral season and create sustainable impact in developing countries.
Surf Ranch Pro Wildcard and Injury Updates
Cole Houshmand (USA) has been awarded the men's event wildcard as the highest-ranked North American surfer on the Challenger Series. The second-highest ranked North American surfer on the Challenger Series, Alyssa Spencer (USA), earned the women's event wildcard into the Surf Ranch Pro. Sawyer Lindblad (USA) was initially offered the spot as she is the highest ranked North America surfer on the Challenger Series rankings but declined due to prior travel commitments.
Seth Moniz (HAW) has withdrawn from the Surf Ranch Pro event due to a back injury. He will be replaced by Jett Schilling (USA), the second-highest ranked North American surfer on the Challenger Series leaderboard after the completion of the GWM Sydney Surf Pro event.
Women's Qualifying Round Matchups
Heat 1: Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. Caitlin Simmers (USA) vs. Johanne Defay (FRA) vs. Bettylou Sakura Johnson (HAW)
Heat 2: Tyler Wright (AUS) vs. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA) vs. Alyssa Spencer (USA)
Heat 3: Molly Picklum (AUS) vs. Caroline Marks (USA) vs. Lakey Peterson (USA) vs. Gabriela Bryan (HAW)
Men's Qualifying Round Matchups
Heat 1: Jack Robinson (AUS) vs. Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA) vs. Jordy Smith (RSA) vs.Kelly Slater (USA)
Heat 2: Filipe Toledo (BRA) vs. Connor O'Leary (AUS) vs. Callum Robson (AUS) vs. Cole Houshmand (USA)
Heat 3: Joao Chianca (BRA) vs. Caio Ibelli (BRA) vs. Matthew McGillivray (RSA) vs. Jett Schilling (USA)
Heat 4: Griffin Colapinto (USA) vs. Yago Dora (BRA) vs. Italo Ferreira (BRA) vs. Ian Gentil (HAW)
Heat 5: Ethan Ewing (AUS) vs. Ryan Callinan (AUS) vs. Barron Mamiya (HAW) vs. Kanoa Igarashi (JPN)
Heat 6: John John Florence (HAW) vs. Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. Liam O'Brien (AUS) vs. Rio Waida (INA)
For more information, please visit [SurfRanchPro.com ](http://SurfRanchPro.com )and WorldSurfLeague.com.
The Surf Ranch Pro Presented by 805 Beer will run on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28, 2023. The competition will be broadcast LIVE on WorldSurfLeague.com, the WSL's YouTube channel, and the free WSL app. Check out more ways to watch from the WSL's broadcast partners. For fans watching in Brazil, coverage of the competition's Quarterfinals and beyond will continue exclusively on WorldSurfLeague.com and SporTV.
The Surf Ranch Pro Presented by 805 Beer is proudly supported by 805 Beer, Red Bull, YETI, Shiseido, Cup Noodles, Pacifico, Pura Vida, Sambazon, Surfline, Alo Yoga, Bar Dog, Boxed Water, Gray Whale Gin, iHeart Radio, Kraken Rum, and Solo Stove. A portion of proceeds from the Surf Ranch Pro benefit the ocean conservation work of WSL PURE.
For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com.