- WSL / Tom Bennett
- WSL / Tom Bennett

Some of the world's most accomplished surfers will venture to Maroubra tomorrow for the start of the 2019 Carve Pro WSL Qualifying Series (QS) 1000 rated event.

2018 Carve Pro Maroubra Beach will be expecting bumper crowds, especially for Finals Day. - WSL / Tom Bennett

The elite four-day QS1,000 rated event will form the first of three stops on the Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series and will take place in Maroubra Beach from the 23rd January - 26th January 2019. The event will also kickstart the new calendar year for the 2019 WSL Australia / Oceania QS series.

Entered into the Men's division is a range of former WSL Championship Tour surfers including Keanu Asing, Connor O'Leary, Stuart Kennedy and Mitch Crews.

"I'm stoked to get to Australia and kick off my year in my sponsor's event," said Asing. "I hope I can get the ball rolling early in 2019, especially after some less than ideal results last year. I hope I can use this event to build my heat confidence for the entire year."

Keanu Asing wins the Komunity Project Great Lakes Pro Keanu Asing will be one to watch when competition gets underway at Maroubra. - WSL / Tom Bennett

The Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series was developed for Australian and International surfers to gain ranking points and prize money on the WSL Qualifying Series. The series also creates a NSW coastal road trip for all to explore the variety of waves, visit local communities and enjoy NSW surfing culture.

The 2019 Carve Pro is supported by the NSW Government. The event will also be proudly supported by Carve, Randwick City Council, Souths Juniors, Storage King, Volkswagen, Vissla, AirAsia, H2Coco, Mothernest, WSL and Surfing NSW.

Stuart Kennedy at the 2018 Burton Automotive Pro Stuart Kennedy will be hoping for a Finals finish to get his 2019 season underway. - WSL / Tom Bennett
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