Billy Stairmand (NZL) and Holly Williams (Sunshine Coast) were victorious at Sydney’s Maroubra beach at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro presented by N G Farah World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series on April 6.
In the Men’s draw it was New Zealand Olympian Billy Stairmand who had the strongest spark this morning. It started with a takedown of Darcy Crump in the Quarterfinals followed by a tight matchup with in-form Thomas Carvalho. Stairmand also scored the highest single wave of the day (8.00) signalling his strong start to the final. Alistair Reginato, although on the back foot early, had an incredible campaign at Maroubra this week and was also happy with his overall result.
“Last week I qualified for the Challenger Series so I had a lot of pressure off my shoulders coming into this event,” said Stairmand. “I was super comfortable out there, I love those little lefts being from Raglan, I think we’re just lucky to have the waves we did out there. I thought it was going to be a bit smaller but I love it, I’m pretty small in stature and it worked out my way. I’ve been on the Qualifying Series for a while now and I always love coming back to Maroubra.”
The Mad Mex Maroubra Pro wraps up the Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series ahead of the start of the World Surf League Challenger Series start with the Boost Mobile Gold Coast Pro in May.
For more information on these events head to worldsurfleague.com