Surfing: Merewether surfer Philippa Anderson falls short of CT bid

Philippa Anderson on day three of the 2019 Port Stephens Toyota Pro staged at Birubi Beach. Picture: Ethan Smith/Surfing NSW
Philippa Anderson on day three of the 2019 Port Stephens Toyota Pro staged at Birubi Beach. Picture: Ethan Smith/Surfing NSW

Merewether surfer Philippa Anderson fell short in her season-ending bid to qualify for next year's elite championship tour after being eliminated from the Port Stephens Toyota Pro at the quarter-final stage on Sunday.

Anderson, 27, will finish below the cutline in the World Surf League women's qualifying series rankings despite picking up 2650 points for her latest efforts at Birubi Beach and improving six positions to 14th.

She now has 11,630 points overall, but sits too far behind eighth-placed Amuro Tsuzuki (14,080) with only one QS event (1500) remaining in Peru in December.

Anderson was knocked out by fellow Australian Isabella Nichols (23,900), who now leads the QS standings after beating Macy Callaghan (14,900) in the Port Stephens Pro decider worth 6000 points.

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