Maruki Point has turned on for Day 1 of competition at the second annual White Buffalo Women’s Pro WSL Qualifying Series (QS) 3,000 event.
Competitors were greeted by overhead clean waves on the opening day of competition.
WSL Championship Tour (CT) competitor Coco Ho (HAW) hit the water on day 1 and didn’t disappoint posting a solid heat total of 14.84 (out of a possible 20). The powerful Hawaiian surfer showed why she is one of the best in the world and proved to be one of the competitors to beat at the White Buffalo Women’s Pro.
The strongest performance of the day went to 2018 CT hopeful Isabella Nichols (AUS). The former Junior World Champion looked comfortable as she attacked the lineup to post two excellent single rides for a heat total of 16.27, the highest of the event so far.
Local Chiba ripper Minami Nonaka (JPN) was a standout on an opening day utilising her knowledge of the waves to post a heat total of 13.26 and progress into the next round.
Last years event winner and former CT competitor Dimity Stoyle (AUS) continued her form in Japan winning through to the next Round on Day 1 with a solid heat total of 14.44. Looking to requalify for the CT in 2018, Stoyle has got her run off to a great start.
Currently sitting at No.3 on the Women’s QS standings, Caroline Marks (USA) from the USA booked herself a spot on Day 2 winning her first heat with a 13.26 heat total.