Courtesy of WSL – World Surf League
– first-ever Qualifying series event called on in barbados
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DRILL HALL BEACH, Barbados (Tuesday, April 11, 2017) – The World Surf League (WSL) Barbados Surf Pro Qualifying Series (QS) 3,000 has been called ON. The first-ever QS event held in Barbados will begin with men’s Round One action in two-to-three foot windswell coming into Drill Hall Beach. North America Tour Manager, Brian Robbins, and event organizers look to contest both men and women’s Round One in their entirety.
“This is an exciting day for us at WSL and those here in Barbados for a groundbreaking day of competition to get underway,” Robbins said. “We’ve watched conditions carefully yesterday and today to utilize the best tides for our surfers to get great opportunities in their heats. We’ll start with men’s Round One and keep Round Two on standby, along with Round One of women’s on hold as well. Everyone is buzzing around the contest site and we couldn’t be happier to have this event up and running.”
Peterson Crisanto (BRA), Ethan Egiguren (EUK), and Micky Clarke (USA), mark the first-ever heat to contest a QS event in Barbados for Round One, Heat 1.
Heavy-hitters make their appearances early with Championship Tour (CT) Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast wildcard Mikey Wright (AUS) debuting in Round One, Heat 5 against Gatien Delahaye (FRA), Landon McNamara (HAW), and Christopher Kervin (USA).
Men’s Round Two is on standby, along with Round One and Two of the women’s event.
Upcoming Barbados Surf Pro QS3,000 Men’s Round One Matchups:
Upcoming Barbados Surf Pro QS3,000 Women’s Round One Matchups:
Upcoming Barbados Surf Pro QS3,000 Women’s Round Two Matchups:
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The WSL has been championing the world’s best surfing since 1976, running in excess of 180 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, and in doing so crowns the undisputed world champions in Men’s, Women’s across all divisions within the tour.
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