Allan wins heat at Thomo QS
the Soup Bowl during the afternoon after a tough Qualifying Series.
“The QS is definitely a grind, but this year I just wanted to take it a little easier after the stress of qualifying for Worlds the last two years. I did a few events that were close to home, or cool places, or convenient like the Australian events since I was already there and actually got a few good results – which was great,” he said.
One of the promoters, Louis Venezia, said the visiting surfers should once again enjoy conditions at the Soup Bowl.
“When the waves are good, the Soup Bowl is as good as any CT [Championship Tour] level wave on the planet, and that’s not common for a junior event. Today [yesterday] there is a three- to four-foot east swell which is expected to continue through Friday before a north east swell arrives which is expected to be substantially bigger. The final day is on Sunday and we are expecting to see world-class surfing.
“This year, we added an extra two days of competition to the waiting period, and this will help us maximise the opportunity for Soup Bowl to really turn on and let these kids showcase their talents to a worldwide audience. I expect the local surfers to perform quite well,” he said.
SUPER START: Champion Che Allan was in fine form at the Soup Bowl yesterday.