Barbados Surf Pro Upgrades to Qualifying Series 5,000 Event
The stakes have been raised in the island nation of Barbados. World Surf League (WSL) North America announced that the Barbados Surf Pro, the final event of the North America 2022/23 Qualifying Series (QS), upgraded from a QS 3,000 to a QS 5,000. This event will run March 27 - April 2 and include the fifth edition of the Live Like Zander Junior Pro In Memory of Zander Venezia.
The upgrade increases the prize purse to $50,000, $25,000 for both men and women, offering the winner $10,000 and 5,000 critical points. The event started as a QS 3,000 on the south coast of Barbados' island nation, at Drill Hall Beach, in 2017 & 2018 before returning as a QS 3,000 in 2022 at the famed wave of Soup Bowl. Located on the island's East Coast, Bathsheba plays host to the conclusion of the regional QS season once more after Barbados' own Chelsea Tuach earned her first QS victory in home waters.
The Barbados Surf Pro QS 5,000 and Live Like Zander Junior Pro In Loving Memory of Zander Veneiza will run in an event window beginning March 27 - April 2 at Soup Bowl, located in Bathsheba, Barbados.

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Monday, March 27, 2023 to Sunday, April 2, 2023
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The WSL Barbados Surf QS5000
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