Sydney International Women’s Pro
Congratulations to the Sydney International QS6000 Women’s Pro Champion, Silvana Lima and second place, Philippa Anderson!
Images courtesy of Rocket K
Headlining the International Beach Festival in 2016 is the QS6000 Sydney International Womens Pro, a showcase of competitive beach-break surfing at its finest. With a stacked international field of 96 professional women, the action will be electric from day one at Cronulla Beach, Thursday November 3.
With the World Surf League labelling it one of the biggest women’s events in Australia, the surf competition is the most prominent level on the qualifying series (QS), known as a QS6000. It means lifting the silverware on finals day will see the winning surfer take away 6000 points towards their year’s final total.
Competition will be the most intense of the entire season because the Sydney International Womens Pro is the last opportunity for competitors on the QS to make the cut for the top league and join the likes of Sally Fitzgibbons, Steph Gilmore, Tyler Wright, Laura Enever and Nikki Van Dijk.
And for the women already on the world stage, the event also acts as one of the last chances to secure their positions for 2017.
Cronulla is a surfing heartland of Sydney, one of the most thriving competitive nurseries on the East Coast of Australia. Just a short drive from Sydney CBD and airport, the surfing reserve is renowned for its variety of wave types within a small region. From beach breaks at Wanda, Elouera and Cronulla Beach, to the waves more square than round at Shark Island, Voodoo and Cape Solander, the area has it all. Let’s not forget to mention it’s the setting for iconic surf-cult series, Puberty Blues.
Click here to view the Women’s Surf Pro Competitors.