2 Aug 2012

Hareb back on surfing world tour

7:31 am on 2 August 2012

The Taranaki surfer Paige Hareb has qualified for next year's World Tour after progressing through to the third round of the US Open, ensuring a fourth straight year at the elite level of women's surfing.

Hareb went head-to-head with fellow Kiwi Sarah Mason in the second round of the event in a must win heat to keep her qualification hopes alive.

She picked up enough points to keep her place on the tour for the elite top 17 surfers in the world.

Hareb is the only New Zealand surfer to have spent more than one year on the ASP World Tour after Maz Quinn of Gisborne contested a single year on the men's tour in 2002.