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PHILIPPA ANDERSON INTO QUARTER FINALS IN JAPAN

Merewether’s Philippa Anderson has scraped into the quarter finals of the 3,000-point Qualifying Series event in Japan. Anderson survived a tense finish to grab second in round three, after winning round two with her last wave. “Yeah I didn’t actually know I’d won until I got in here so that’s good to know at the end if I need a score I can get it and move to the lead. If I got knocked out it would’ve been ok. I’m fortunate to come to a country like this. It’s beautiful.”

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MIXED FORTUNES FOR CENTRAL COAST SURFERS

There were mixed fortunes for Central Coast surfers at the 3,000 point Qualifying Series event in Japan. Wade Carmichael and Riley Laing were eliminated in their opening heats, while Sandon Whittaker progressed. Macy Callahan was knocked out in round three after a standout performance earlier in the day.

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GREAT START FOR BAKER AT QS 6000 IN JAPAN

Merewether surfer Jackson Baker is off to a great start at the 6000-point Qualifying Series event in Japan. The 20-year-old managed a 6.93 on his opening wave, then waited more than 10 minutes to add to his total. “Jackson Baker in red, this is his second wave score, three belts, a back up score on a smaller wave.” Baker would catch just three waves, but that was enough in the small, inconsistent conditions, to win the heat. “I always seem to do good in Japan and I just have a rhythm and feel quite at home so I’m relaxed so to get a good heat win out of the way and a couple of good scores it feels good.”

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STRONG ENTRIES FOR MALIBU CLASSIC

Crescent Head’s iconic point break is expected to turn on perfect conditions this week for the annual Malibu Classic. Starting Thursday, the three day contest has attracted 270 surfers from along the east coast. It features 14 longboard divisions, from juniors to over 70s. Competition gets underway at seven each morning.

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ACE RIPPING IN RIO

Central Coast pair Adrian Buchan and Matt Wilkinson are still in contention in Rio. Wilkinson will face Kanoa Igarashi in Round five, while Ace advanced directly to the Quarter-finals. (Image Courtesy – WSL / Damien Poullenot)

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BIGENI DOES PORT PROUD IN SURFTAG

11 years after a car accident crushed his professional surfing dreams, Port Macquarie’s Kiel Bigeni has made an unlikely comeback. Bigeni, who was left with a fused ankle and no shin bone, represented his home club at the national Surftag qualifying event in Newcastle. “Overwhelmed mate, stoked to be with the boys like Scotty Lawrence, Mitchy V and the Howard brothers, it’s really good, really happy to get the call-up” Bigeni said. The five-man team placed ninth overall, just outside the cut off for the Australian Championships.

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