Surfers will earn International QS ranking points by competing in QS 1000, 3000, and 5000 events, which will run to the end of June 2021. These events will determine a surfer’s International QS Ranking. The top 30 men and 22 women on the International QS Rankings, excluding CT surfers, will qualify automatically for all events in the Challenger Series. In 2021, points earned by a surfer for Challenger Series events will be added to the surfer’s International QS Ranking. The Challenger Series will run from August through to December.