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A field of almost 100 of the world's best female surfers have touched down in New South Wales ahead of the 2019 Port Stephens Toyota Pro presented by Sisstrevolution, WSL Qualifying Series (QS) 6000 event.
Tomb a pumping Birubi line up is what competitors will be hoping for this week.
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Being the final event on the 2019 Qualifying Series it will be the last chance for competitors to gain all-important QS points as they look to book themselves a spot on the elite Championship Tour (CT) in 2020.
Former CT competitor Chelsea Tuach has struggled to find her way back to the ‘dream tour' since being relegated at the end of her rookie season in 2016. The Barbados representative has arrived in Port Stephens sitting just one spot outside of the qualification cut off meaning a solid result here will almost guarantee her a spot back where she belongs in 2020.
Chelsea Tuach is just outside of the qualification cut off heading into the final event of the season.
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Former WSL Australia / Oceania Regional QS Champion Mikaela Greene has only just returned to competitive surfing after taking almost two years off to star in a reality renovation television show. Greene was awarded the wildcard into the Port Stephens Toyota Pro and although she isn't in range of qualifying, she is stoked to get the opportunity to mix it with the best as she warms up for the 2020 QS season.
Former Margaret River Pro wildcard Mikaela Greene is pumped to be back in the competition jersey.
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Having already guaranteed her spot as a rookie on the 2020 CT, Isabella Nichols comes into the final event of the 2019 QS season feeling far more relaxed than previous years. With goal number 1 taken care of, the 2016 WSL World Junior Champion is now solely focussed on a win at Birubi Beach his weekend.
Isabella Nichols is going for the win here in Port Stephns.
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With 6000 points on offer, anyone in the top 30 has a mathematical chance at clinching one of the 6 spots on offer meaning the scenarios will be ever-changing throughout the weekend. That coupled with appearances from CT surfers including Bronte Macaulay, Paige Hareb, Sage Erickson, Nikki Van Dijk, and Macy Callaghan to name a few will make the 2019 Port Stephens Toyota Pro one of the most exciting events on the WSL calendar.
The 2019 Port Stephens Toyota Pro pres. by Sisstrevolution women's QS6,000 event will run from November 15 - 17. To watch the event live, head to www.worldsurfleague.com or download the free WSL App.