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– Round Four set to begin the action
– Champion crowned by day’s end
– WATCH LIVE AT WORLDSURFLEAGUE.COM
HUNTINGTON BEACH, California/USA (Sunday, April 2, 2017) – It’s finals day at the World Surf League (WSL) Jack’s Surfboards Pro Qualifying Series (QS) 1,500 in more fun conditions. The action will pick up with Round Four, Heat 1 and the inaugural champion will be crowned today. North America Tour Manager Brian Robbins and event organizers are ready to get things underway.
“Yesterday’s conditions were all-time for an event and today is looking a little smaller, but really clean and good waves on offer for finals day,” Robbins said. “We’re starting with Round Four and will run all the way through to the Finals today so it’s an exciting day in store. The surfers left in the draw range from former Championship Tour (CT) competitors, to up-and-coming guys looking for their first win. It should be a great day of competition and we’re looking forward to crowning our champion.”
Action begins with Patrick Gudauskas (USA) in a stacked heat with event standout Gabriel Andre (BRA), an in-form Noah Schweizer (USA) and up-and-comer Jhonny Corzo (MEX).
Top names are still left in the draw including No. 1 seed Torrey Meister (USA), former CT competitors Keanu Asing (HAW), Brett Simpson (USA) and Nate Yeomans (USA), and next generation surfers such as Jordy Collins (USA), Barron Mamiya (HAW), and Matt Passaquindici (USA).
Four countries remain to round out an international field including Japan, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico.
Upcoming Jack’s Surfboards Pro QS1,500 Round Four Matchups:
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The World Surf League (WSL), formerly the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP), is dedicated to celebrating the world’s best surfing on the world’s best waves through a variety of best-in-class audience platforms. The League, headquartered in Santa Monica, is a truly global sport with regional offices in Australasia, Africa, North America, South America, Hawaii, Japan and Europe.
The WSL has been championing the world’s best surfing since 1976, running global events across the Men’s and Women’s Championship Tours, the Big Wave Tour, Qualifying Series, Junior and Longboard Championships, as well as the WSL Big Wave Awards. The League possesses a deep appreciation for the sport’s rich heritage while promoting progression, innovation and performance at the highest levels.
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