Rip Curl Pro Trials to give Victorian a shot at the world’s best surfers at Bells Beach
One lucky Victorian surfer will get the chance to go up against the world’s best surfers at Bells Beach with the Rip Curl Pro Victorian Trials to kick off this Sunday.
The event will feature 20 of the top Victorian Male surfers with the top 12 Female surfers also vying for a spot in the Rip Curl Women’s Trials that will grant the sole wildcard into the Women’s main round.
Rip Curl will award one of their surfers the second Male wildcard into the Main Men’s round as well as allocating surfers into the Rip Curl Women’s Trials.
“The Rip Curl Pro Trials are the pinnacle of Victorian Surfing,” said Surfing Victoria CEO Adam Robertson.
“It is fantastic for Victorian surfing to have a guaranteed wildcard into the main draw of the Rip Curl Pro. To get the chance to go up against the best surfers in the world, is an incredible opportunity.”
Some of the invited surfers into the event include former trials winners Joe van Dijk (Phillip Island), Cahill Bell-Warren (Torquay), Tim Stevenson (Jan Juc), Carl Wright (Phillip Island) as well as Australian Champions India Robinson (Jan Juc), Ellie Harrison (Barwon Heads), Xavier Huxtable (Jan Juc) and Sage Goldsbury (Phillip Island).
Victorian surfers are selected based on results from the past 12 months including World Qualifying Series Ranking, Pro Junior Ranking and Victorian Open Series results.
The Rip Curl Pro Trials will begin on Sunday 14th April at 7:30am and conclude on Monday April 15th.
The Rip Curl Pro waiting period begins Wednesday 17th April and concludes Saturday 27th April at Bells Beach.
Trials Live scores can be followed via www.bit.ly/SurfingVicLive
Further information on the Rip Curl Pro can be found at www.worldsurfleague.com
The Rip Curl Pro Trials is presented by Visit Victoria and supported by the World Surf League, Rip Curl and Surfing Victoria.
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