Samba Mann (Duranbah, NSW) receives an entry into the Quiksilver Pro Trials in March, 2013, after winning the Quiksilver Pro Trials for the Trials event. Photo Whitmore – Surfing Queensland
Duranbah surfer Samba Mann and Brent Dorrington from Coolangatta have finished first and second respectively in the Open Men’s division of the Quiksilver Pro Trials for the Trials, winning themselves a position to compete at the Quiksilver Pro Trials, scheduled for March 1, 2013.
In shifting one-metre waves at Southport Spit on the Gold Coast, Mann posted a combined two-wave heat total of 16.33 (out of a possible 20) in the final, defeating Brent Dorrington on 10.66, Dave Reardon-Smith from Coolum on 9.90 and current Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Junior Champion Jack Freestone from Coolangatta on 8.77, who finished second to fourth respectively.
In the Open Women’s division it was Dimity Stoyle from Buderim who posted a combined two-wave heat total of 14.10, defeating Ellie-Jean Coffey of Coolangatta on 9.23, Brittany Nicholl Kirra on 8.96 and Brodie Doyle from Snapper Rocks on 7.34.
Stoyle will join Mann and Dorrington at the Roxy Pro Trials, where they will all be competing for a wildcard position into the 2013 Quiksilver and Roxy Pro presented by Land Rover.
One wildcard from the trials event on March 1 will be awarded entry into the ASP World Championship Tour’s Quiksilver and Roxy Pro events.
With strict entry conditions limiting the eligibility of competitors, the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Trials for the Trials is designed to give Queensland boardriders a rare opportunity to compete for a place in their local ASP World Championship Tour event.