Congrats to etnies surf team rider Leilani Gryde for taking 4th place at the WQS Reef Hawaiian Pro in Haleiwa, Hawaii!!!! This was the final WQS event of the year and she came through with flying colors, as Lei had a tough year due to a knee injury this spring and had to sit out of a few big contests. Leilani walked with 1675 points and $2,000 which puts her back in good position, ranking 20th on WQS ratings.
However, all the fun isn’t over just yet! As an added alternate to the final two contests of the WCT tour, Leilani will hang out in Hawaii to compete in the WCT Roxy Pro at Sunset Beach, Oahu from Nov 23rd – Dec 6th as well as the WCT Billabong Pro at Honolua Bay, Maui from Dec 8th – 20th. These contests don’t give her any qualifying points for the WCT in 2008 but they will give her experience with the top girls in the world to hopefully make the WCT tour in 2009!