Coolum Beach surfer Isabella Nichols advances to Quarterfinal of the ABANCA GALICIA CLASSIC SURF and earns enough points to secure her place on the 2020 world tour.
Coolum Beach surfer Isabella Nichols advances to Quarterfinal of the ABANCA GALICIA CLASSIC SURF and earns enough points to secure her place on the 2020 world tour.

Coolum Beach surfer secures place on world tour

SURFING: Coolum Beach product Isabella Nichols has officially secured her spot alongside the sport's best on the 2020 world tour.

The 21-year-old has long held a commanding position atop the Qualifying Series standings this season with another guaranteed points haul at the ABANCA Galicia Classic Surf Pro this week cementing her place on the 2020 Championship Tour roster.

She is currently gearing up to surf in the quarterfinals at the event and is assured a minimum fifth-place finish.

"Qualifying has been my dream for as long as I can remember," Nichols said in a World Surf League press release.

"It's been a long haul over the last five years to get there, but all the hours and all the sweat and all the close heats have paid off and I'm over the moon!

"I'm super thankful to everyone who's helped me along the way, I'm super excited for next year to begin and I'm ready to start a new journey."

The top six in the QS earn spots on the CT next year alongside the likes of fellow Australian heavyweights Sally Fitzgibbons and Steph Gilmore.

Fellow Coasters Keely Andrew and Sophie McCulloch finished equal ninth at the Galicia Classic Surf Pro after being knocked out in Round 4.

They receive 3700 points for their efforts, with it possibly slipping Andrew and McCulloch into the top 12 on the QS rankings.



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