Phillip Island, Victoria (Friday August 19th, 2022): The World Surf League Australian Qualifying Series will return to Victoria’s Bass Coast this November with the Phillip Island Pro bringing aspiring World Tour surfers to the region.
Boasting some of the best waves in Australia, Phillip Island will allow surfers to gather points in the race for positions in the 2023 WSL Challenger Series.
The event to be held from November 3-6 will include a World Surf League Qualifying Series (QS) 1000 rated event for both Men and Women as well as the Victorian round of the Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle. The Victorian Indigenous Invitational will also continue the tradition at this event showcasing the best Indigenous Victorian surfers against each other in pumping waves.
Bass Coast Shire Council Mayor, Cr Michael Whelan, said that Phillip Island boasts some of best beaches in Victoria and Cape Woolamai provides the perfect backdrop for this fantastic event.
“We are very proud to present the Phillip Island Pro each year, it’s an event that plays such an important role in Bass Coast, both culturally and economically,” Cr Whelan said.
“It’s also a wonderful way to showcase our fantastic coastline.”
The QS1000 event boasts $20,000 in prize money split equally between the Men’s and Women’s divisions.
“We are stoked to be bringing back the Phillip Island Pro in 2022” said Surfing Victoria CEO Adam Robertson.
“Over the years we have had incredible waves and have seen past champions go on to the Challenger Series and Championship Tour after winning this event.”
“The event also provides amazing opportunities for Victorians to gather experience against Australia’s best up and coming talent whilst also gaining points for qualification onto the Challenger Series.”
Entries are set to open next week via the WSL Member Portal – www.worldsurfleague.com
The Phillip Island Pro is presented by Bass Coast Shire Council and supported by the Victorian Government, Phillip Island Nature Parks, QUIT Victoria, Cancer Council Sunscreen and Surfing Victoria
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