About Philippa Anderson
Growing up in the South African coastal town of Port Elizabeth and seeing her father and older brother surf, it was only a matter of time before Philippa Anderson picked up the sport herself; that time came when she was 10 years old. A family move to Newcastle, Australia, when she was 12, only helped fuel the fire that was burning inside the up-and-comer. That same year, Philippa entered her first contest—the prestigious and highly competitive Rip Curl Grom Search—and took home a second-place trophy driven by the desire to compete with the best at the sport’s highest levels.
While older brother Craig, yes, THAT Craig Anderson, faded from the contest scene and went the free surfing route, Philippa set her sights on competitive greatness and, after having picked up Rip Curl as a main sponsor at age 14, hasn’t looked back.
Over the years, Anderson has put together some impressive results during her time as a WQS warrior. A handful of 2nd and 3rd place finishes, plus a few 1st places, have led her to some wildcard entries in select Women’s Championship Tour events. Most recently, at the Rip Curl Newcastle Cup presented by Corona held at her home break where she finished with an equal 9th losing to 4-time world champion, Carissa Moore.
With competitive surfing beginning to make its comeback after an unprecedented 2020 year, we look forward to seeing what Philippa Anderson will do in the near future—most likely a lot. Considering her bloodline, we reckon she’s going to be just fine.
Women's CT 2021#20
Avg. heat score9.52
Avg. wave score2.44
|Rip Curl Newcastle Cup presented by Corona (WILD)||9th||2,610||Carissa Moore|
The Caraïbos Lacanau Pro continues with the final four-surfer heats and decides the quarterfinalists in both men and women divisions.
The Caraïbos Lacanau Pro resumes and all of of the event's top seeds enter the show. Spoiler alert: not all of them make it through!
Only a lucky few make finals day at the Martinique Surf Pro as competition moves into the tense man-on-man matchups.
Marc Lacomare & Philippa Anderson top their respective fields to claim the Caraïbos Lacanau Pro titles.
Finals Action From Cloud 9
The Junior Champ and a former CT surfer win the 2017 Komunity Project Great Lakes Pro presented by Rockstar.
Local surfers Jackson Baker and Philippa Anderson know the Newcastle breaks better than almost everyone else in the draw.
The women clashed through Rounds 1 and 2 at the Corona Open China hosted by Wanning with powerful performances throughout the day.
A beautiful day of sunshine, strong offshores and big heats in Galicia.
Victoria Bay produced a full day of excellent surf for the second day of the Vic Bay Classic
Back to Victoria Bay for the first time in 25 years, WSL Africa celebrates a return for the Vic Bay Classic
Pollock Beach will host a stacked field of international and local surfers.
|Year||Rank||Points||Events||Heats||Max heat score||Best result|
First season2008 Women's QS
Age31 Jan 14, 1992