While we're weeks away from the 2016 world title race getting underway, the qualifying battle has been heating up all month, especially in Australia, where there's been events every week since late January. Most of them have been small, but next week the big guns arrive for back-to-back QS6000 events at beaches in Merewether and Manly.
The Maitland and Port Stephens Toyota Pro in Newcastle and the Australian Open in Sydney should will certainly shake up the current QS rankings since they're the highest-rated events to date. They also serve as blade sharpeners for a handful of CT stars. Of course, things have already been cooking Down Under. We bring you a little glimpse of the early standouts.