2022 Costa Offshore World Championship

This world-class event will produce outstanding competition

The boats file out of Marina Pez Vela for the first day of fishing.

What makes the OWC such a competitive event? First, teams must rotate boats each day, fishing with a different captain and crew. The playing field is as level as it gets. Teams must also capture on video their releases of marlin and sailfish, along with a video qualifier that changes each day. The location in Quepos, Costa Rica, also provides plenty of opportunities for the anglers to capitalize on a hot bite offshore, with good numbers of billfish expected throughout the week. The 2022 Offshore World Championship concludes with an awards presentation and dinner Friday evening. The event is also being filmed for a three-part television series which will air later this year.

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Ever wonder what it’s like to win a high-profile tournament like the Offshore World Championship? Check out this first-hand recap from last year’s winning angler.

A sailfish leaping out of the water.
A Pacific sailfish takes to the air during the Offshore World Championship. All releases must be video-verified. Courtesy Offshore World Championship
A fleet of sport-fishing boats at the Costa Offshore World Championship
The fleet heads offshore for the first day of competition. Courtesy Offshore World Championship
A fishing team at the 2022 Offshore World Championship
Most teams will fish with light tackle, using ballyhoo rigged with circle hooks. Courtesy Offshore World Championship

The boats make their way from Marina Pez Vela to the open Pacific beyond on Day One of the 2022 Offshore World Championship.