You pull up to your local, there is a light cross-shore wind grooming the lineup, and an unknown surfer without a sticker on their board takes off, cranks it down the line and launches an air that could have made the cut in one of your favourite pro's latest YouTube edits. It's a scene many of us are familiar with.

But maybe you are that ripper, who knows they might just have what it takes to hang with some of the most progressive aerial surfers in the world. Have you ever wanted a chance to prove it?

Heazlewood and Ferreira Put on Insane Aerial Show
Reef Heazlewood and Italo Ferreira go head to head in the Final at the first-ever Redbull Airborne Gold Coast.

Well, here it is: There are two Red Bull Airborne qualifying events coming up in Australia. And it's time to get your entries in before all the spots are gone.

The winners of these events - at Maroubra on January 28 and the Gold Coast on either February 8 or 9 - will secure a spot in the final at the first Red Bull Airborne event when the Championship Tour kicks off in March.

Matt Meola (HAW) placed fifth in the final of the 2018 Redbull Airborne speciality event in Hossegor, France. Matt Meola - WSL / Damien Poullenot

That means a chance to share a lineup with some of the most exciting surfers in the business today. The Red Bull Airborne events have provided some of the most captivating moments of the competitive season - think Matt Meola sending it in heaving French beachbreaks or even Italo Ferreira teeing off on a banner year that saw him secure the World Title with a win at the Red Bull Airborne Gold Coast.

For the event at Maroubra, entries close 5pm Friday 24 January. If you want to surf the Gold Coast event, entries need to be in no later than 12pm 1 February. You must be over 16 years of age on the day of the event, which is open to men and women. Each air will be scored on a 0-10 scale, and there may be multiple airs per wave.

Opportunities like this don't come up every day, so head to Surfing Australia for further details.

BALI, INDONESIA - MAY 17: Red Bull Airborne finalists (left to Right) Eli Hanneman of Hawaii placed third, Jack Freestone of Australia winner and Kalani David placed second of Hawaii in the final of the Red Bull Airborne at the 2019 Corona Bali Protected Redbull Airborne Podium - WSL / Matt Dunbar
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