This season, the qualification drama moves from Sunset to Haleiwa, where the Challenger Series finale will decide which twelve men earn their place on the Championship Tour.
Heading into Haleiwa, only one spot on tour is locked up. With a dominant performance in Portugal, Hawaiian Zeke Lau is the first surfer to officially qualify. After a season off tour, the powerful three-year CT veteran will make his well deserved return to the top level of the sport.
Filling out the top 12 spots in the rankings are two former CT surfers and a stunning nine potential rookies. Alongside familiar faces Nat Young and Connor O’Leary is an explosive crew of young stars, from American Jake Marshall and Hawaiian Imaikalani deVault to Brazilian Joao Chianca and Australian Jackson Baker.
Similar to the current top 12, the list of those within striking distance of qualification includes a pair of past CT competitors and a long list of hungry rookies. The ever-dangerous Michel Bourez and Matt Banting, the much-hyped Mateus Herdy and Jacob Willcox, and countless rising stars will all be fighting for the dream at Haleiwa.
Find out who qualifies when the Challenger Series finishes up at the Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold Haleiwa Challenger from November 26 to December 7.
Subscribe to the WSL for more action: https://goo.gl/VllRuj
Watch all the latest surfing action of the world’s best surfers in the world’s best waves. Heats on demand, event highlights and exclusive interviews, right here on the WSL’s Youtube channel.
For More Visit: http://www.worldsurfleague.com/
Like the WSL on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsl
Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/wsl
Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsl