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World Surf League qualifier to take place in Morro Bay this weekend

World Surf League qualifier to take place in Morro Bay this weekend
Posted at 4:32 PM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 18:12:47-05

World-class surfers are gearing up for a surfing competition in Morro Bay this weekend.

The SLO CAL Open at Morro Bay kicks off Thursday, Feb. 27, at Morro Rock and continues through Sunday, March 1.

It's a chance for the community to see up and coming surfers hit the waves.

There are nearly 100 men and 40 women in the competition. Eight Central Coast surfers are taking part.

The competition is part of the World Surf League Qualifying Series.

"They're going to see some really good surf action," said Andy McKay, Surfers of Tomorrow Executive Director. "Not many of these events take place in California. I think there's three total this year in this category and one of them is here in Morro Bay."

This is the first time a WSL event will be held at Morro Rock.

If you can't make it out to the beach to watch the event in person, you can watch a livestream at www.WorldSurfLeague.com.