Women’s Qualifying Series 最終戦の Port Stephens Toyota NSW Pro 2017 最終日準々決勝で Johanne Defay と対戦して敗れてしまいましたが、ランキング9位争いをしていた Macy Callaghan が準決勝で Tatiana Weston-Webb に敗れて10位になったので、Mt Woodgee ライダーのページ・ハーブが9位となり来年度（2018年）CTに戻ることが決定しました。
来年の CT Women’s さらに面白くなりそうです。
“Everyone was so excited at the start of the year when we saw the final QS6,000 on the schedule so when we heard it wasn’t going to happen we were really disappointed. It is amazing that everyone got together and worked so hard and put in money to ensure the event would remain, we are all so appreciative.”
After six years at the top tier of competitive surfing, Kiwi Paige Hareb had fallen off the tour and spent the last three years fighting to get back on. After a great competitive season on the QS Hareb needed a strong result at Birubi to return to the CT. After being eliminated in 5th, her fate was in the hands of Weston-Webb who after beating Macy Callaghan in the Semifinal, gifted Hareb her return to the ‘dream tour’.
“I was so shattered after my loss I came home to watch the event online,” Hareb said. “That heat was so hard to watch and I just felt sick for the last few minutes, it just took for ever. Once it was over and I knew I had qualified I just burst into tears. It has been an intense week and a long year so I’m glad it’s over and I’m back. I have matured a lot over the last few years so am stoked to get back on and tackle it with a different approach and hopefully stay there.”