Philippa Anderson will be among a host of the world’s top female surfers descending on Port Stephens for the last stop on the World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series, and admits it would be a “dream” to break into the Championship Tour on home shores.
The 2018 Port Stephens Toyota Pro, graded as a 6000 event in the WSL QS, is the perfect staging ground for her ambitions, as she heads into the event needing just one final “big result” to put herself in control of the CT 2019 seed.
Anderson may need a few results to fall her way outside of a strong performance, but believes she’s already in a positive mindset heading into the tournament.
“I haven’t really been thinking too much about the qualification scenarios this year,” Anderson said.
“I’m in a similar position to last year so am aware that a big result is needed, but I’ve been quite busy with other things which has meant my focus has been elsewhere. As it all starts tomorrow I guess it will take my focus starting now.
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“I’m really excited to be at the last event as it’s such a long year for us and to finish it off at home is awesome for me. I will have a lot of friends and family coming to watch so I hope they can bring me good luck.”
The entire event will run from November 8 – 13. For more information and a live broadcast head to worldsurfleague.com and check the WSL App.