Top 15 Qualifers From WQS Confirmed For The World Tour

Marlon Lipke can do nothing but wait now. If Tiago Pires double-qualifies with his result from the Pipe Masters, then Marlon is on the Tour. If not, it’s another year on the grind… Photo courtesy ASP Roberton/Covered Images

December 5, 2008: – - The 2008 World Qualifiying Series season came to a close yesterday with the conclusion of The O’Neill World Cup of Surfing 6 star prime event, and CJ Hobgood taking the victory. The 2008 ratings are now complete, nailbiting and speculation is over (excpt for Marlon Lipke).

The following WQS surfers have all qualified for the 2009 World Tour (WT):

Curran, Nathaniel

USA

1

13200

Davidson, Chris

AUS

2

12825

Bourez, Michel

PYF

3

12775

Kling, Gabe

USA

4

12476

Khodr, Jihad

BRA

5

12150

Weare, David

ZAF

6

12125

Kerr, Josh

AUS

7

12075

Muscroft, Nic

AUS

8

12050

Bacalso, Kekoa

HAW

9

11963

Emslie, Greg

ZAF

10

11901

Boal, Tim

FRA

11

11888

Barca, Dustin

HAW

12

11776

Pires, Tiago

PRT

13

11750

MacDonald, Phillip

AUS

14

11676

Courtney, Drew

AUS

15

11638

Lipke, Marlon

DEU

16

11450

Only the Top 15 are guaranteed for the 2009 World Tour. – Marlon Lipke in 16th still has a chance of qualifying depending on Tiago Pires’ performance at the Billabong Pipeline Masters. Marlon Lipke may qualify for the 2009 World Tour if Taigo makes the Dream Tour top 27, in which case then Marlon is in !

Click here for the Men’s WQS Ratings After Evt#46 O’Neill World Cup,Sunset Beach-Hawaii

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