MAROUBRA, NSW / AUS, (Friday, March 3, 2023) – Competition is off to a flying start at the 2023 Mad Mex Maroubra Pro, World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 1,000 with clean two-to-three foot surf.
Past winner Dakota Walters (AUS) found his grove in the Round of 64 where he notched up a convincing heat win, with the highest two wave heat total off the event with a 15.44.
“It was really fun out there today when the sets came through,” said Walters. “I got lucky and found some really nice rides that stood up. It’s always good coming back to an event where I’ve had success at in the past.”
Both Charli Hurst (AUS) and Coco Cairns (AUS) had crucial wins in their Round of 32 heats, Hurst is currently sitting in 11th place and Cairns in 14th. The pair will both be looking for a win in order to make it into the top 8 and qualify for the Challenger Series in 2023.
“I’m so happy to have made it through my heat today and advance onto the next round, a win here would be massive for my confidence heading into the Sisstrelotion Central Coast Pro” said Hurst ” Making it onto the Challenger Series is a goal of mine this year, hopefully from there I can go onto qualifying for the World Championship Tour.”
The Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series was developed for Australian surfers to gain ranking points and prize money in the WSL Qualifying Series. The series also creates a NSW coastal road trip for all to explore the variety of waves, visit local communities and enjoy NSW surfing culture.
The Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series 2023 is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.
Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series 2023 Event Schedule
Event 1: Camplify Great Lakes Pro QS3000: Tuesday 21st – Friday 24th Feb
Event 2: Surfers Rescue 24/7 Port Stephens Pro QS1000 – Monday 27th Feb: Wednesday 1st March
Event 3: Mad Mex Maroubra Pro QS1000: Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th March
Event 4: Men’s Vissla Central Coast Pro presented by Mad Mex QS3000, Women’s Sisstrevolution Central Coast Pro presented by Mad Mex: Monday 13th – Saturday 18th March
The 2023 Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series will be proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. The series will also be proudly supported by Vissla, Sisstrevolution, Destination Sydney Surrounds, Randwick City Council, Central Coast Council, Mid Coast Council, Port Stephens Council, Barrington Coast, Mad Mex, Camplify, Storage King, Avoca Beach Hotel, Southend Hotel, PRD Real Estate, Surfers Rescue 24/7, #NoTxtNoWrecks, WSL and Surfing NSW.