- WSL / Ethan Smith

Surfing Victoria and the World Surf League are pleased to announce wildcards selected to compete at the Phillip Island Pro QS1000 event next week.

Tully Wylie (Jan Juc) has both been awarded a wildcard position for being crowned 2021 Victorian Open State Champion and Sophie Fletcher (Phillip Island) has been awarded a wildcard for placing runner up after India Robinson declined her position due to competing at on the Championship Tour in Hawaii.

Both surfers are seasoned Qualifying Series surfers with Fletcher claiming the Mandurah Pro QS1000 in Western Australia in 2018.

Phillip Island Surfers Harry de Roth and Sage Goldbury have been awarded the local wildcard positions in conjunction with the Phillip Island Boardriders Club.

De Roth and Goldbsury will have the advantage of intimately knowing the waves across Phillip Island putting them in an excellent position against interstate competitors.

The Victorian Indigenous Wildcard has been awarded to Anthony Hume (Torquay). Hume was the Australian Masters champion in 2018 and has been a key role model for the Victorian Indigenous Surfing Program since its inception in 1999.

"Ensuring Victorian surfers are well represented on the international stage is a key part of our performance pathway" said Surfing Victoria CEO Adam Robertson.

"Events like the Phillip Island Pro are an excellent way for our professional surfers to get experience and gain points to qualify for the Challenge Series. The wildcards that have been awarded will no doubt do Victoria proud!

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