Pismo Beach Open pres. by Dignity Health Called ON @wsl

Courtesy fo WSL North America

– men’s round 1 start at 8:00 a.m. pdt
– round 2 heats 1 – 8 set to follow, women’s competition called off for the day




Round 1 of the Men’s Pismo Beach Open QS 1,000 pres. by Dignity Health is ON in fun three-to-four foot surf. Credit: © WSL / Nichols


PISMO BEACH, California/USA (Thursday, October 11, 2018) – The World Surf League (WSL) Pismo Beach Open Qualifying Series (QS) 1,000 pres. by Dignity Health has been called on for an 8:00 a.m. PDT start in three-to-four foot swell at Pismo Beach Pier. Men’s Round 1 action is in the water to get action underway with Round 2 Heats 1 – 8 set to follow. Women’s Round 1 is off for the day.

“We’re really excited to be back here in Pismo with more opportunity for our men and women QS surfers, and a big thank you to Andy McKay for helping organize another great event,” North America Tour Manager Brian Robbins said. “Men’s Round 1 will start at 8:00 a.m. and get through to Round 2 Heat 8 by day’s end if these fun conditions hang around all day. Women are off for the day, but will get their Round 1 heats in the water tomorrow. Good luck to all our competitors today.”

Men’s Round 1 features 16 heats of upcoming talent and a few QS veterans beginning with Sam Coffey (USA) taking on Liam Murray (USA), Kevin Cortez (NIC), and Eric Totah (USA).

Internationals begin making their debut in Round 1 Heat 3 with Japanese competitor Kairi Noro (JPN) pitted against Ryan Goerig (USA), Russian competitor Alexey Nikolaev (RUS), and Rex Fledstrom (USA).

QS veteran and threat Michael Dunphy (USA) debuts in Round 1 Heat 14 against upcomer London Almida (USA), Dennis Rizzo (USA), and John Skolnick (USA).

Round 1 concludes in Heat 16 featuring newcomer Dimitri Poulos (USA) facing off with Shane Frontino (USA), Hawaii’s Kainaru Kato (HAW), and Van Bush (USA).

Tune in LIVE at www.WorldSurfLeague.com for all the action.

The Men and Women’s Pismo Beach Open QS 1,000 pres. by Dignity Health will run October 11 – 14 at Pismo Beach Pier, California.

For more information, please visit www.WorldSurfLeague.com.


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Showcasing the world’s best surfing on its digital platform at WorldSurfLeague.com, the WSL has a passionate global fan base with millions tuning in to see world-class athletes like Kelly Slater, Stephanie Gilmore, Tyler Wright, John Florence, Lakey Peterson, Paige Alms, Kai Lenny, Taylor Jensen, Honolua Blomfield, Carissa Moore, Gabriel Medina, Courtney Conlogue and more battle on the most dynamic field of play of any global sport.

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