Making the Cut: The QS Climb

In the second episode of "Making the Cut," Ross Williams dives deep into the numbers of the Qualifying Series. Generally, it takes somewhere around 18,000 points for a QS surfer earn a top 10 rank and and qualify for the Championship Tour. But not all events are rated equally. There are only around five QS10,000 events every season, and two of those take place in Hawaii. Earning a spot in 10,000-level events is hard enough, but performing in them amid a field of talented locals and Championship Tour standouts is another story. Still, with 20,000 points up for grabs at the Hawaiian Pro and Vans World Cup combined, QS warriors will do whatever it takes to reach their ultimate dreams.

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