After making the semis in the 5* WQS in Rio, 20 year old French ripper Lee Ann Curren, has officially qualified for next season's women's WCT. On over 5800 qualifying points, the daughter of 3 time world champ Tom Curren has secured her spot amongst the Top 18 female surfers in the world, becoming only the third ever European female surfer to qualify for the WCT, with France's Marie-Pierre Abgrall and Caroline Sarran each spending a season on tour previously.

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Lee Ann, Vans Europe trip in Southern Portugal from SE68. Photo: Carlos Pinto

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