A vital day of competition unfolded at the World Surf League (WSL) Men’s Qualifying Series (QS) Pismo Beach Open QS1,000 presented by Dignity Health to determine Round Four draws. Groomed, two, occasional plus, foot waves still offered plenty of scoring potential as the remaining eight heats of Round Two and all of Round Three were completed in their entirety. Competition was called off before the start of Round Four due to deteriorating conditions.
The remaining North America QS Regional Champion contenders made their debuts in Round Two and only four are still in the running with Round Four appearances to begin tomorrow’s finals day.
Caption: Carlsbad, California, native Jordy Collins’ (USA) breakout year could end with a Regional Title to his name.
Caption: Anthony Fillingim (CRI) has flown under the radar this year, but was a clear standout today.
Costa Rican talent Anthony Fillingim (CRI) is in attendance for one last shot at a big result in 2017 before closing out the year. Fillingim has been limited in his contest travels, making most of his appearances at events in the South America region, but earned an equal 3rd at the Rip Curl Pro Argentina. Now he looks to finish strong and try to gain some financial backing heading into a fresh 2018 — starting with an impressive 16.00 heat total in Round Two today.
Caption: Kilian Garland (USA) needs to earn a Finals appearance for his title defense, but looked in-form in his Round Two debut.
Caption: Up-and-coming talent Taro Watanabe (USA) continues to impress at the QS level.
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The Pismo Beach Open QS1,000 presented by Dignity Health will run November 17 through 19.
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