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Flight Centre on Board as Naming Sponsor of the 2017 Burleigh Pro

Quinn Bruce Quinn Bruce will be looking for a big result at the Flight Centre Burleigh Pro after an equal 5th at the Carve Pro in Maroubra. WSL / Bennett

Exciting news has emerged around Queensland's stand-alone Qualifying Series (QS) event where Flight Centre and Surfing Queensland have joined forces, which will see Australia's leading travel experts come on board as the naming rights partner of the 2017 Flight Centre Burleigh Pro.

The World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series will return early next year to one of the world's most iconic waves at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast with the exciting installment running over four days during the Australia Day weekend.

The addition of a fourth day added to the schedule will see the men's round increase from 96 to 128 of the worlds most talented surfers and 48 women all vying for important (QS) points on their quest to for a spot on the World Championship Tour (WCT).

Joe Van Dijk Joe Van Dijk at the 2016 Burleigh Pro. WSL / Bennett

"For any avid surfer, travelling and surfing our most desired surf destination are two activities that have historically always gone hand-in-hand, so the alliance between Flight Centre and Surfing Queensland for the 2017 Flight Centre Burleigh Pro was nothing but a natural fit," said Surfing Queensland's CEO Adam Yates.

Flight Centre Travel Group's General Manager of Marketing, Darren Wright says the Burleigh Pro is parallel with the companies DNA to travel and surf the iconic surf destination the world has to offer.

Winners The Burleigh Pro in 2016 was the biggest win to date for these two. Since then Macy and Ethan have taken out a World Junior Title each and Ethan has Qualified for the CT. WSL

"Flight Centre embodies the spirit of surfers travelling to surf the worlds most iconic destinations, including Burleigh infamous Point break with the event offering a perfect platform to convey our companies DNA and spirit. We look forward to talking to a wide array of surfers during the event and assisting them in the best way possible to build their next dream surf trip."

Dimity Stoyle Former CT surfer Dimity Stoyle will be back at the Burleigh Pro in 2017. WSL
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