The Historic Barbados Surf Pro QS3,000 is ON

Courtesy of WSL – World Surf League

– first-ever Qualifying series event called on in barbados
– WATCH LIVE AT WORLDSURFLEAGUE.COM

Drill Hall Beach will be shown to the world through the World Surf League site from Aprill 11 -16.
Credit: © WSL / Jim Hogan
Location:    Drill Hall Beach, Barbados
Event window: April 11 – 16
Today’s call: Men’s Round One Called ON, Round Two and Women’s Round One and Two on Standby
Conditions: 2 – 3 feet

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. 

Tune in live at www.worldsurfleague.com, or download the WSL App to stream the webcast to your mobile device, and enjoy all the action from opening day of the Barbados Surf Open Pro QS3,000.

Upcoming Barbados Surf Pro QS3,000 Men’s Round One Matchups:
Heat 1: Peterson Crisanto (BRA), Ethan Egiguren (EUK), Micky Clarke (USA)
Heat 2: Jordy Collins (USA), Pedro Neves (BRA), Jake Kelley (USA)
Heat 3: Ty Watson (AUS), Harrison Martin (AUS), Koa Rothman (HAW), Zander Venezia (BRB)
Heat 4: Mateus Herdy (BRA), Gabriel Andre (BRA), Luke Gordon (USA), Logan Landry (CAN)
Heat 5: Gatien Delahaye (FRA), Mikey Wright (AUS), Landon McNamara (HAW), Christopher Kervin (USA)
Heat 6: Imaikalani deVault (HAW), Jacome Correia (PRT), Shaun Burns (USA), Sean Foerster (CAN)
Heat 7: Kaito Ohashi (JPN), Yage Araujo (BRA), Kairi Noro (JPN), Axe Garrett (BRB)
Heat 8: Elliot Paerata-Reid (NZL), Yuji Nishi (JPN), Cobie Gittner (USA), Dylan Hord (USA)
Heat 9: Yuji Mori (JPN), Cole Houshmand (USA), Eithan Osborne (USA), Luke Marks (USA)
Heat 10: Heremoana Lucianai (PYF), Daiki Tanaka (JPN), Daniel Edghill (BRB)
Heat 11: Louis Gillick (AUS), Chris Michalak (AUS), Weslley Dantas (BRA), Evan Moll (BRB)
Heat 12: Paul Cesar Distinguin (FRA), Shuji Nishi (JPN), Chauncey Robinson (USA), Chase Modelski (USA)
Heat 13: Victor Mendes (BRA), Gabriel Farias (BRA), Adrian Garcia (PER), David Dorne (GLP)
Heat 14: Nolan Rapoza (USA), Colt Ward (USA), Ryland Rubens (USA), Tomas Lopez Moreno (ARG)
Heat 15: Jared Hickel (AUS), Tomas King (CRI), Knox Harris (USA), Jackson De Gruchy (CAN)
Heat 16: Cristobal De Col (PER), Fraser Dovell (AUS), Jacob Burke (BRB), Michel Flores (BRA)

Upcoming Barbados Surf Pro QS3,000 Women’s Round One Matchups:
Heat 1: Molly Kirk (USA), Samantha Sibley (USA), Hannah Blevins (USA)

Upcoming Barbados Surf Pro QS3,000 Women’s Round Two Matchups:
Heat 1: Zoe McDougall (HAW), Emily Gussoni (CRI), Autumn Hays (USA), Maddie Peterson (USA)
Heat 2: Ainara Aymat (EUK), Mainei Kinimaka (HAW), Nicole Fulford (USA), Rachel Presti (USA)
Heat 3: Frankie Harrer (DEU), Bethany Zelasko (USA), Kloee Openshaw (USA), Elle Sampiere (USA)
Heat 4: Nao Omura (JPN), Dax McGill (HAW), Brittany Penaroza (HAW), TBD
Heat 5: Brisa Hennessy (HAW), Alyssa Spencer (USA), Shelby Detmers (USA), TBD
Heat 6: Nagisa Tashiro (JPN), Tanika Hoffman (ZAF), Brooke Daigneault (USA), Kayla Durden (USA)
Heat 7: Leilani McGonagle (CRI), Eliza Greene (AUS), Cassidy McClain (USA), Tiare Thompson (USA)
Heat 8: Bailey Nagy (HAW), Denver Young (AUS), Kaliegh Gilchrist (USA), Kayla Coscino (USA)


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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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