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CALLINAN CLINGS ONTO WOULD TOUR SPOT AT SUNSET

Ryan Callinan’s re-qualification for surfing’s world tour remains on track. The Merewether local moved into the third round of the season-ending qualifying series event in Hawaii, with this last-minute ride. Callinan currently sits in 9th on the qualifying series ladder, with the top 10 securing a spot on the championship tour. He’ll need to make at least one more heat to better his current point-score. Callinan will face Central Coast stalwart Adrian Buchan, and current QS leader Connor O’Leary in the next round.

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VICTORY IN JAPAN STILL SINKING IN FOR JACKSON BAKER

Merewether surfer Jackson Baker admits his win in the QS 1000 event in Japan is still sinking in. “I just had people coming up to me for autographs and photos so that was cool. I ended up staying an hour afterwards before I got the chance to speak to mum and dad, I think they thought I was brushing them off.” The 19-year-old will return to the northern hemisphere next month for events in America, Spain and Portugal. For now, he’s watching the US Open closely. “I’ve got to see how this event goes and how far I drop after this event on the rankings … if I make two heats in Virginia I’ll improve my points by a lot.” Solid results will see Baker qualify for 10,000 point events, later in the year.

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