We’ve just seen some phenomenal surf conditions at Narrabeen and now the WSL Sydney Surf Pro is about to start – with some big names entering!
This week brought some massive surf to our Beaches, with Narrabeen in particular experiencing huge swells. And surfers having the ride of their lives!
Says local photographer Radim Spitzer “I was standing there above Narrabeen rock pool, trying to get the best angle possible, wind was crazy, lost my hat as well, but it was sooo worth it to experience it.” Radim managed to get some of the best pics we’ve seen of this week’s massive waves:
And all eyes will be on the surf at Narrabeen again this month when the World Surf League (WSL) hosts the Sydney Surf Pro this month too.
This international sporting event will host top local and international athletes from 17-24 May 2023. The event will see an international field of competitors from the Challenger Series whittled down to descend on Sydney for the event.
The influx of competitors and support staff will see a huge economic boost to the Northern Beaches area for the month as they battle it out for a spot on the elite Championship Tour (CT).
This year WSL Surf Pro will welcome surfers from all over the globe including; Kolohe Andino and Evan Geiselman from the USA, Jadson Andre from Brazil, Hiroto Ohara and Amuro Tsuzuki from Japan, and Vahina Fierro from Tahhiti and Kauli Vasst competing for France.
Locals surfers George Pittar from Manly and Narrabeen’s Dylan Moffatt are also set to shine on the high performance left-handers of North Narrabeen that have hosted dozens of professional events over the last four decades.
Other Australian surfers to look out for include Sally Fitzgibbons, Nikki Van Dijk, Jarvis Earle, Morgan Cibilic and Joel Vaughan.
The WSL Sydney Surf Pro is one event with males and females competing for equal prize money and points to join the Championship Tour in 2024.
In 2022 the WSL launched the Challenger Series, as a new level of competition to provide athletes more opportunities at the highest level to qualify for the elite Championship Tour (CT).
This premium event, forms part of the overall Qualifying Series, and creates the ultimate battleground for surfers to showcase their talents and qualify for the elite-level of competition.
There is also a prelude to the main event which is the Pro Juniors and that will go ahead on 13 and 14 May.