Chiko Queensland Championship Circuit
Chiko Burleigh Pro
Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland
25 May, 2014
Chiko Burleigh Pro - QCC wraps up Today at Burleigh Heads
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 25 May, 2014 - The door to the 2014 Chiko Queensland Championship Circuit (QCC) has been blown wide open in the lead up to this weekend’s Chiko Burleigh Pro. Current ratings leader, and two-times World Junior Champion, Jack Freestone will not compete this weekend, opting instead to head to Mexico for a World Qualifying Tour event.
Burleigh Heads’ Thomas Woods (Rank #2) will join Freestone in Mexico, handing a heft advantage to defending QCC Champion, Nick Vasicek (Coolangata, QLD). Vasicek is currently ranked third in the ratings and has an intimate knowledge of right-hand point breaks like Burleigh heads.
With the withdrawal of both Freestone and Woods, and opportunity will also fall into the laps of the Gold Coast’s Cory Ziems, Stradbroke’s Lincoln Taylor, Coolum’s Dave Reardon-Smith and 2012 Series Champion, Nathan Hedge (Buderim, QLD).
“We have a pretty favourable forecast for this weekend,” said Surfing Queensland spokesperson, Ben Whitmore.
“It’s a purpose built forecast for great waves at Burleigh Heads for both days of competition and with Jack [Freestone] and Thomas [Woods] both out, we’re going to see some amazing heats and fiery competition go down as everyone wants that title and the Quiksilver Pro Trials wildcard.”
The top two ranked surfers at series’ end will each receive a wildcard into the trials of the 2015 Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Quiksilver Pro Trials, and will also be selected to represent Queensland at the forthcoming Australian Titles.
Each surfer in this weekend’s draw will also have the opportunity to take out the final Bruce Lynton Land Rover “Boost” prize of $1000 for the most progressive and innovative aerial of the event, not to mention a further $500 courtesy of Chiko that will be randomly awarded to a surf who has competed in each event of the 2014 series.
TV Feeds will be available over the course of the weekend along with high-resolution image galleries.
The Chiko Burleigh Pro is proudly supported by: Chiko, HIF, Australian Skin Cancer Clinics, Coastalwatch Plus, Surfing Life Magazine, World Surfaris, Gold Coast City Council, Bruce Lynton Land Rover and Surfing Queensland.