Phillip Island Pro
Cape Woolamai will host pro event
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 19 October, 2017 - The Phillip Island Pro will kick off for the first time next weekend and will give local surfers the chance to go up against some of the best surfers in the country.
Surfing on their home breaks will give them a distinct advantage over the travelling surfers who may not understand how each break changes throughout tide and wind changes.
Male Surfers from the region to watch include:
Former World Tour Competitor, Glyndyn Ringrose
Former Victorian Open Champion, Steve Noble
2016 Under 14 Boys Champion, Codie Jeffery
2015 Victorian Open Champion, Carl Wright
2013 Under 16 Australian Junior Champion, Joe Van Dijk
Phillip Island Boardriders Club Champions, Walter Hiatt and Luke Archibald
Female Surfers from the region to watch include:
2016 Under 14 Girls Australian Junior Champion, Sage Goldsbury
2017 Under 18 Girls Victorian Junior Champion, Sophie Fletcher
2017 Under 14 Victorian Junior Champion, Poppy Corbett
Phillip Island Boardriders Club Champion, Daisy Corbett
Surfing Victoria CEO, Adam Robertson believes this is a fantastic opportunities for local surfers to gain experience in a World Surf League event.
“This event will provide some great opportunities for local surfers to compete at their home break against some of the best surfers from around the country.”
“The experience they will gain will be invaluable for their surfing careers and I have no doubt that they will cause some upsets in the draw.”
Entries for the event have now exceeded 115 competitors with countries represented including Canada, USA, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and England.
The event will be held from October 27th – 31st with the primary location of Cape Woolamai. Other locations around Phillip Island will be utilised dependent on surf conditions.
The Phillip Island Pro QS1000 is presented by the Bass Coast Shire and Victorian Government and supported by Westernport Water, Phillip Island Nature Park, Surfing Victoria, The Surf Meal Co., Ramada Resort Phillip Island and Coastalwatch.