CALLINAN BACK IN THE WATER

Merewether surfer Ryan Callinan is about to make his return to the world qualifying series at an event in South Africa.

He’s automatically into the second round at the 10,000-point Ballito Pro.

It’s the first competition for the goofy-footer since the passing of his mother, in May.

Meanwhile, fellow Merewether boardrider Jackson Baker just missed out on a spot at the same event.

He’ll now head to Japan to compete, later this month.

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