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Toll Victorian Open Series kicks off in Gunnamatta

Glyndyn Ringrose, Phillip Island © Liam Robertson



Toll Victorian Open Series Event 1
Presented by Be the Influence & HIF

Surfing Victoria
Gunnamatta, Victoria, Australia
1 - 2 February, 2014

Top Victorian surfers headed to Gunnamatta Ocean Beach

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 29 January, 2014 - The Toll Victorian Open Series Presented by Be the Influence and HIF is set to kick off with the opening event of the three event series to be held at Gunnamatta Ocean Beach on the Mornington Peninsula this weekend.

Bringing together the cream of Victorian surfing, the series will feature a mix of experienced competitors and young up and coming juniors.

Reigning Victorian Champion and former World Tour competitor, Glyndyn Ringrose (Phillip Island) will be back to defend his title at the open ocean beach. Ringrose took out the Gunnamatta event last year and proved that his experience in solid beach breaks is something to not take lightly.

All competitors will be fighting it out for a spot in the Rip Curl Pro Pre Trials with the winner of each of the East Coast and Phillip Island rounds granted a spot in the world famous event along with 2013 Bells Beach round winner, Cahill Bell-Warren.

Joining Ringrose will be seasoned WQS competitor and 2013 Rip Curl Pro Trials winner Jack Perry (Jan Juc), Todd Rosewall (Jan Juc), Stephen Noble (Cape Paterson), Michael Barber (Mornington Peninsula) and Carl Wright (Phillip Island).

In the Women’s side of the draw, current WQS surfer and 2013 Toll Victorian Open Champion Georgia Fish (Flinders) will be the one to beat surfing at her home break of Gunnamatta.

She will come up against up and coming junior Jemima Hutchins (Barwon Heads) as well as former State Junior Champion Kelly Laity (Sandy Point) and Tabby Vockler (Mount Eliza).

Official Swell Forecaster, Coastalwatch PLUS are calling for a medium sized swell across the weekend with the potential for 4-5ft of swell with light offshore winds in the morning and sea breezes developing throughout the day on Saturday.

The Toll Victorian Open Series is Presented by Be the Influence & HIF and Supported by VicHealth, Team Up and Play it Safe by the Water.

Heat draws will be available at on Thursday afternoon.

Toll Victorian Open Series Presented by Be the Influence and HIF Dates and Locations:
East Coast - February 1st-2nd
Phillip Island - March 1st – 2nd
Bells Beach - September 6th – 7th

Liam Robertson

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