Costa Offshore World Championship

This world-class event produces outstanding competition

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

The boats file out of Marina Pez Vela. Courtesy Offshore World Championship


What makes the OWC such a competitive international fishing tournament? First, teams must rotate boats each day, fishing with a different captain and crew. The playing field is as level as it gets, with four days of head-to-head competition on the water. 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 tournament. The Offshore World Championship concludes with a celebratory awards presentation with dinner and entertainment Friday evening. The event is also filmed for a three-part television series which will air later this year.

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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

Costa Offshore World Championship 2022 Daily Recaps