Queensland Championship Circuit Wraps Up This Weekend at the Alley Classic

The QCC (Queensland Championship Circuit) is set to wrap this weekend at the annual Alley Classic on the Gold Coast.

Event officials are keeping a close eye on the weekend’s forecast for the event that calls Currumbin Alley home. It is hoped that an improvement in swell expectations will allow some of Queensland’s best Open Men and Women battle it out at the iconic Currumbin Alley point break, or one of Southern Gold Coast’s surrounding beach breaks.

“The level of surfing from our competitors in the first two QCC events has been better than ever, we’re all looking forward to another great event this weekend and are stoked to see the girls surfing the Alley,” said Surfing Queensland CEO Adam Yates.

Notable names to battle it out in the series finale include 2018 current ratings leader Lincoln Taylor (North Stradbroke, QLD), 2017 QCC series winner Thomas Woods (Burleigh Waters, QLD), Sunshine Coast young gun Noah Stocca (Peregian Beach, QLD), 2017 Queensland Junior Women’s Champion Amber Dods (Sunrise Beach, QLD) and local wildcard Jade Wheatley (Currumbin, QLD).

This weekend’s event will see some of the state’s best female surfers competing alongside Queensland’s best males for the first time in history, with the addition of the Open Women’s division into this year’s series. Based on competitors best three of three results, the series winner of each division will take home their share of the $10,000 prize purse as well as a position at the 2019 World Surf League Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Trials at Snapper Rocks.

The Alley Classic has a long history of attracting some of the best surfers in the world including World Surf League Championship Tour athletes such as Ricardo Christie, Bede Durbridge, Adam Melling and Mitch Crews.

2018 QCC Series:

  • QCC MP Classic (rescheduled) – 19th-20th May
  • QCC Sunshine Coast Classic – 2nd-3rd June
  • QCC Alley Classic – 16th-17th June

    The 2018 QCC series is proudly supported by Connecting Southern Gold Coast, Camera House, HIF, ASCC, SurfAid, Air Asia, Mercedes-Benz Gold Coast, CoastalWatch, Surfing World, Pages, The Queensland Government and Surfing Queensland.