Billabong just released a new edit on Macy Callaghan, the 2019 Tour rookie from Avoca Beach, capturing her triumphant journey to Tour re-qualification.
After a hard-fought season, Macy made a major end-of-season come back to keep her seat on the Championship Tour with a second place finish at the Port Stephens Toyota Pro
Macy shows us that being successful on Tour comes with a whole lot of work and sacrifice. But it also comes with having a ton of fun in the process.
"For me, making the Tour is everything I ever wanted. So the fact of having the possibility of not being back there in 2020 was huge for me. It was unbearable, I didn't know what to do otherwise," Macy admits.
Of the lucky view who earn a spot on the Championship Tour, even fewer are able to keep that spot season after season. With back-to-back 9th place finishes, Callaghan was never able to break into the top 10 on the CT to guarantee a spot on Tour. And last season, Macy felt the harsh reality first-hand as she scratched to keep a spot on Tour through the Qualifying Series.
Back in 2017, Callaghan was just one heat away from making the cut to qualify for the 2018 season. But her redemption came later in the year when she earned a spot as an injury replacement wildcard at the Roxy Pro France. Callaghan went on to finish runner-up to Courtney Conlogue, which still remains the highlight of her young career.