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PHILIPPA ANDERSON INTO ROUND FIVE AT QS 6000 IN MEXICO

Merewether surfer Philippa Anderson has stormed into round five at the Los Cabos Open in Mexico. Seeded straight into round four, her first wave earned the highest score of the heat. “That was the best turn of the wave right at the end and that’s going to be a pretty decent score.” Anderson backed up the 7.8 with a 6.9 to easily claim the win. She’ll face Gold Coaster Ellie Brooks in the next round, who beat her in the Surfest final in 2015.

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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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