**ABOVE**: After taking out a runner-up finish in the event in 2017, Merewether�s Philippa Anderson is eager to go one step further when the event gets underway in 2018.
**Print:** Tom Bennett/ Surfing NSW.
BOOMERANG BEACH, GREAT LAKES (Tuesday, February 6, 2018): Boomerang Beach will become a showcase for some of the world�s best surfers when the Vissla Great Lakes Pro pres. by D�Blanc lands in the idyllic region from tomorrow.
The elite five-day World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 1000 rated competition � which will form the third of four QS events on the Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series � will take place from 7 � 11 February, 2018.
Over 180 male and female surfers will compete in the event, which will see over 15 different countries represented across both divisions.
Contest organisers are expecting punchy three-to-four foot surf over the majority of the event window, in what looks to be the third year of great surf in a row for the Vissla Great Lakes Pro.
After taking out a runner-up finish in the event in 2017, Merewether�s Philippa Anderson is eager to go one step further when the event gets underway in 2018.
�The Great Lakes area always produces quality surf when we have events there, so hopefully 2018 is no different,� said Anderson. �I spend a lot of time up here surfing with my brother, so it�s always a joy when we get waves this good, so close to home. I was so stoked to get a runner-up finish to Macy Callaghan at this event last year, so hopefully I can go the extra step and claim a win when the event kicks off.�
The Vissla Great Lakes Pro pres. by D'Blanc, part of the NSW Pro Surf Series, is supported by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.
Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said: �The Great Lakes Pro showcases the stunning Mid North Coast region to hundreds of surfers and fans from around the world.
�As part of the NSW Pro Surf Series, this event provides a significant boost to local businesses and accommodation providers and I�m looking forward to seeing Boomerang Beach packed with competitors and spectators in February.�
Event dates and locations:
Event One: Carve Pro
Location: Maroubra Beach
Date: January 18th � 21st, 2018
Event Two: Mothernest Tweed Coast Pro
Location: Cabarita Beach
Date: January 31st � February 4th, 2018
Event Three: Vissla Great Lakes Pro pres. by D'Blanc
Location: Boomerang Beach
Date: February 7th � 11th, 2018
Event Four: Vissla Central Coast Pro pres. by Slimes
Location: Avoca Beach
Date: March 7th � 11th, 2018
The Vissla Great Lakes Pro pres. by D'Blanc will commence each day from 7:30 am with the call for the day's schedule and location confirmed via the event hotline at 6:45 am. The event hotline number is 0458 247 212 which will leave a voice recorded message each morning of the event.
The Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series was developed for Australian and international surfers to gain ranking points and prize money on the WSL Qualifying Series. The Series also creates a NSW coastal road trip for all to explore the variety of waves, visit local communities and enjoy NSW surfing culture.
More information on accommodation and the event series will be housed at nswprosurfseries.com
The 2018 NSW Pro Surf Series will be proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. The series will also be proudly supported by Vissla, Randwick City Council, Central Coast Council, Destination Tweed, Mid Coast Council and Tourism, NBN, Toyota, Coastalwatch, World Surf League and Surfing NSW. #visslanswprosurfseries