The two-day elite WSL QS1000 ranked event will see the best rising stars from Australia and New Zealand return to Maroubra beach in a bid to secure the first valuable points for the 2023 Challenger Series qualifier. The event will be webcast live on both days via Kayo Sports and the World Surf League.
Aspiring professional surfer Koda Killorn grew up in the Maroubra surf community amongst many world class surfers. He will hope to make his mark by using his local knowledge from the break to take a points lead for the 2023 season.
“Having a WSL QS1000 event on my home beach is awesome,” said Killorn. “Surfing is such a big part of our community in Maroubra and everyone is so supportive. If I can do well at this event in front of my family, friends and the local team, that would be pretty special.”
On what to expect from Sydney beach right now, Killorn says: “What’s unique about Maroubra is that it can produce powerful, set waves with big open faces, but also has a cull section near the beach that can provide an extra opportunity for points if you can connect it just right.
For the current WSL QS Australia/Oceania regional rankings, Maroubra Pro contestant Nyxie Ryan (Lennox Head) is just as important as any professional event. “No matter where you sit in the rankings as a surfer, the rankings can shift with every event. I just try to surf as many rounds as possible because you learn something every time you paddle, win or lose and every point counts.”
Consistently good results at WSL QS events can lead to Challenger Series and World Championship Tour (WCT) qualification, even CT surfers must rack up points on regional tours throughout the year.
The 2022 Mad Mex Maroubra Pro presented by NG Farah will take place from April 5-6 and will be webcast via worldsurfleague.com and the WSL app and via Kayo Sports.
For more information on these events, visit worldsurfleague.com or check out the free WSL app.
2022 Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series Event Schedule
Event 1: CARVE Great Lakes Pro, Boomerang Beach February 22 – 25
Event 2: Gage Roads Port Stephens Pro, Birubi Beach 27 February – 1 March
Event 3: Mad Mex Maroubra Pro, Maroubra Beach Presented by NG Farah March 4 – 6
Event 4: Vissla Central Coast Pro Presented by Mad Mex, Avoca Beach March 14 – 19
The Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series 2022 will be proudly supported by the NSW Government through its major tourism and events agency, Destination NSW.
The series will also be proudly supported by Vissla, Randwick City Council, Central Coast Council, Mid Coast Council, Port Stephens Council, Mad Mex, Sisstrevolution, Storage King, Moby’s Beachside Retreat, Avoca Beach Hotel, WSL and Surfing NSW.
Established in 1976, the World Surf League (WSL) is home to the best surfers in the world.
A global sports, media and entertainment company, WSL oversees international touring and competitions, a division of studios creating more than 500 hours of live and on-demand content, and through its affiliate WaveCo, the home of the largest high performance man-made studio in the world. wave. Based in Santa Monica, California, WSL has regional offices in North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific and EMEA.
The WSL crowns the men’s and women’s surfing world champions every year. The Global Tours and Competition Division oversees and manages more than 180 global competitions each year across the Championship Tour, development levels including Challenger, Qualifying and Junior Series, as well as longboard and big wave properties.
Launched in 2019, WSL Studios is an independent producer of unscripted television projects, including documentaries and series, that provide unprecedented access to athletes, events and locations around the world. WSL events and content are broadcast on linear television in over 743 million homes worldwide and on digital and social media platforms around the world, including WorldSurfLeague.com.
WaveCo includes the Surf Ranch Lemoore facility and the use and licensing of the Kelly Slater Wave System.
WSL is dedicated to changing the world through the inspirational power of surfing by creating authentic events, experiences and stories to inspire a growing global community to live with purpose, originality and excitement.
For more information, visit WorldSurfLeague.com.