Courtesy of WSL North America
– action starts with women’s quarterfinals
– two victors set to be crowned by day’s end
– Watch LIVE AT WORLDSURFLEAGUE.COM
|SEBASTIAN INLET, Florida/USA (Monday, January 22, 2018) – Finals day is ON at the World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) Ron Jon Florida Pro presented by Sunshine State Florida Lager Women’s QS6,000 and Florida Pro Men’s QS1,500. Action begins with a stacked women’s Quarterfinal draw at 8:00 a.m. EDT before delving into men’s Semifinal affairs.
“We’ve powered through this one and it’s exciting to call finals day on with an 8:00 a.m. start,” North America Tour Manager Brian Robbins said. “We’ll get right into the women’s Quarterfinals and then the men’s Semifinals, and run until we have our winners. The waves have continued dropping slightly, but there’s still swell in the water and Sebastian Inlet has provided some fun conditions all week for us. Good luck to all our competitors.
The first Quarterfinal bout features two 2018 Championship Tour (CT) competitors Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) and Paige Hareb (NZL) vying for the first Semifinal berth.
Fifteen-year-old Melbourne Beach, Florida, native Caroline Marks (USA) faces off against fellow teenager, Australian rising talent, India Robinson (AUS) in Quarterfinal Heat 2.
Another all CT affair features Silvana Lima (BRA) and Bronte Macaulay (AUS) pitted against each other for a Quarterfinal Heat 3 showdown .
Quarterfinal Heat 4 will see QS threat Macy Callaghan (AUS) against CT competitor Keely Andrew (AUS) in an all Aussie duel.
The Ron Jon Florida Pro pres. by Sunshine State Florida Lager Women’s QS6,000 and Florida Pro Men’s QS1,500 will run January 18 through 24 at Sebastian Inlet, Florida.
Upcoming Ron Jon Florida Pro Women’s QS6,000 Quarterfinal Match-Ups:
Upcoming Florida Pro Men’s QS1,500 Semifinal Match-Ups:
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