Is The WQS Broken? | Are the world’s best surfers not qualifying for the World Tour?
Jack Robinson is one of the greatest surfers in the world… when the waves are on. So why isn’t he in the Top 34? In fact, he is slowly getting worse WQS results year after year. Is the qualifying system broken? Surfing Life digs in using the talented Robo as subject.
“Freesurfing he is a star. And he has been for some time. He was the only Australian in John John Florence’s big budget blockbuster surf film View From A Blue Moon, swapping tubes and cameras with the Hawaiian superstar himself. And he was the only junior surfer to cameo in Kai Neville’s Dear Suburbia, the last of the giant high performance surf films to end all high performance surf films back in 2012.
Australian surf media back then fell into the habit of calling him Jack Jack, for the way he appeared destined to follow John John’s trajectory as the world’s best surf prodigy with innate tube-riding ability.
But as soon as Jack Robinson’s thrown himself into the system of WSL CT qualification, he has been mediocre at best.”
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