Stab Magazine | The Q Situation
177 Views

The Q Situation

There’s been a shakeup on the World Qualifying Series. With the tour entering the all-important final leg in Hawaii, a runner-up for Davey Cathels at the Maresias Q10k has seen him rocket up the ratings from 20th to eighth place. It puts him just above the qualifying bubble of 10th, currently held down by Newcastle rail-and-punt […]

news // Mar 8, 2016
Words by stab
Reading Time: 3 minutes

There’s been a shakeup on the World Qualifying Series. With the tour entering the all-important final leg in Hawaii, a runner-up for Davey Cathels at the Maresias Q10k has seen him rocket up the ratings from 20th to eighth place. It puts him just above the qualifying bubble of 10th, currently held down by Newcastle rail-and-punt freak Ryan Callinan (on 18,200).

Given his strong power surfing credentials, Cathels will expect results at Haleiwa and Sunset to lock in his spot.  The win for Miguel Pupo at the Maresias 10k, meanwhile, consolidates his position at the top end of the QS at fourth.

The rest, according the WSL website, are as follows:

“Just outside the Top 10 are Michael Rodrigues, who needs a 13th-place finish at the Hawaiian Pro to break 18,200, and Conner Coffin, who needs a 25th place finish. Since surfers only count their top five results over the Qualifying Series season, anyone between Coffin and No. 25 Cooper Chapman will need at least a Semifinal finish (8,000 rankings points) to break into the 18,200 point total. Below Cooper as far down as Tomas Hermes in 56th, a Final is needed (10,000 rankings points). Surfers ranked lower than Hermes will need more than just a great result at Haleiwa to qualify for next year’s CT. Most of these surfers have low scores of 1,000 to 2,200 to improve on. I am now looking at 18,500 being a bit low for qualification, but usually not much happens with the Hawaii QS 10,000 events.”

No. 1: Jack Freestone (AUS) 28,400

Jack

No. 1: Caio Ibelli (BRA) 28,400

Caio

No. 3: Kolohe Andino (USA) 27,660

Kolohe

No. 4: Miguel Pupo (BRA) 26,100

Miggie

No. 5: Alejo Muniz (BRA) 23,450

Alejo

No. 6: Kanoa Igarashi (USA) 23,350

Kanoa

No. 7: Alex Ribeiro (BRA) 21,550

Alex

No. 8: Davey Cathels (AUS) 21,300

Cathels

No. 9: Connor O’Leary (AUS) 19,300

Connor

No. 10: Ryan Callinan (AUS) 18,200

Ryan

Comments

Comments are a Stab Premium feature. Gotta join to talk shop.

Already a member? Sign In

Want to join? Sign Up

Advertisement

Most Recent

Hassling, Head-Dips, and Broken Apple Watches

The 2023 CT is underway. Here's what happened on Day One of the Billabong Pro…

Feb 2, 2023

Stephanie Gilmore And Filipe Toledo Are The 2022 Stab Surfers Of The Year 

Caity and Hughie take Best Juniors, “NOZ VID” wins best film, and Ho and Pringle…

Feb 2, 2023

Stab Surfer of the Year: The Stab Premium Vote

Day Ten: You voted, we counted.

Feb 1, 2023

Red Bulls, Crypto Bears, Former’s Six-Figure Fish, Tyler’s Multi-Millions And More

A brief catalog of the latest surf industry news and whispers.

Jan 31, 2023

20:37

“Definitely The First Time I’ve Gone Surfing Via Plane”

Parker Coffin, Harrison Roach, and friends tear through NZ on Roark's most well-rounded surf trip…

Jan 30, 2023

Pipe Preview: This Year Feels Different

With John and Gabs healthy — and the arrival of the femme next-gen — here’s…

Jan 29, 2023

WSL Tells Competitors: ‘You Better Like Them Apples’

Will mandating competitors to wear Apple Watches make the 2023 tour more or less engaging?

Jan 29, 2023

Stab Surfer of the Year: John John Florence, Italo Ferreira, Balaram Stack, Rolo Montes, and Shaun Manners

Day 9: "You can't do better than his year last year." - John John Florence

Jan 28, 2023

Full Moon Surfs, Impassable Puddles, And A Few Nights Spent Sleeping In A WSL Commentary Booth

A reader-submitted collection of nonconformist surf stories.

Jan 27, 2023

Kael Walsh Now Owns A Bitcoin, And Watched One Crypto Video

He’s officially your Stab Edit Of The Year champion.

Jan 27, 2023

Carissa Moore And Finn McGill Are Your 2023 Vans Triple Crown Of Surfing Champions 

They both pocket $50k and tickets to this year’s Vans Pipe Masters.

Jan 27, 2023

38:24

The Pick-Up, Presented By Vans, Episode 5

Mason Ho helps us ring in our final week on the North Shore.

Jan 27, 2023

Goofyfoot Brazilian World Champion Stars In Stab’s Biggest Board-Testing Franchise

Can you guess who?

Jan 26, 2023

Surf Community Rallies To Raise Funds For Eddie Winner And On-Duty Hawaiian Lifeguard Luke Shepardson

Because it's the right thing to do, of course.

Jan 26, 2023

Interview: Caity Simmers On Machete Wars, Rihanna, Personal Project Problems, And The Rise Of Female Surf Content. 

A toast to ‘Toasted.’

Jan 25, 2023

Stab Surfer of the Year: Creed McTaggart, Albee Layer, Laura Enever, Dane Guduaskas, and Selema Masekela

Day 8: "65 years young and charging just as hard as ever at Pipe, Backdoor,…

Jan 25, 2023

“I’m Not A Big Wave Guy”

How Kai Paula accidentally made his mark at Jaws three weeks after surfing it for…

Jan 24, 2023

Everyone Went.

A toes in the sand, phone in the lagoon account of the 10th Eddie Aikau…

Jan 24, 2023
Advertisement