- WSL / Ethan Smith
- WSL / Ethan Smith
Dimity Stoyle finished equal third at Shida Point. Dimity Stoyle will be looking to go back-to-back when competition gets underway at the 2017 White Buffalo Women's Pro. - WSL / Steve Robertson

The second edition of the White Buffalo Women's Pro QS3,000 event is set to kick off this Friday. With the powerful Typhoon Saola sitting off the coast and whipping up solid swell, Maruki Point could be on the pump when the competition gets underway. The peak of the forecasted swell coincides perfectly with the Final day meaning we should be in for a fantastic event.

A high-quality international field has entered the event including last year's event winner and former WSL CT competitor Dimity Stoyle along with last years runner-up Coco Ho. The two will be joined by fellow CT competitors Pauline Ado, Johanne Defay, Bronte Macaulay, Chelsea Tuach and Bianca Buitendag.

Minori Kawai (JPN) .Pantin Pro 2017 Minori Kawai is the current WSL Asia QS rankings leader. - WSL / Laurent Masurel

From Japan, Minori Kawai is currently No. 1 on the WSL Asia QS rankings and along with Ren Hashimoto is ready to utilise their home ground advantage against some of the world's best female surfers.

The filed includes many exciting emerging junior surfers as well lead by Caroline Marks (USA), Macy Callaghan, Brisa Hennessy, and from Japan, Shino Matsuda, Sara Wakita, Amuro Tsuzuki, and Minami Nonaka.

Check back as competiton gets underway as we look to have incredible waves on offer thoughout the event window for some of the world's best female surfers.

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