FINALIST: Lennox Head’s Tyler Wright competing at Bells Beach.
FINALIST: Lennox Head’s Tyler Wright competing at Bells Beach. Asprobertson

Third final for Tyler Wright

TYLER Wright from Lennox Head has made her third final in a row on this year's Pro Tour.

Tyler didn't really get the opportunity to show her amazing talent as the 35-minute final against former World champion Carissa Moore went flat for over 25 minutes.

Moore secured an excellent score at the very start of the final and Wright waited patiently for another set of waves to come while holding priority, but the ocean went to sleep.

Moore has now taken a slender lead over Tyler on the ratings ladder as the women's tour heads over to New Zealand.

The good news is that the two in-form surfers are miles ahead of the rest of the pack and Wright is still on track for a possible maiden World Title.

Ballina Shire surfers didn't post a win at the 38th Ben King Memorial Byron Bay Easter Surf Classic but had some solid final placings across several divisions.

The event was run over three days at Broken Head Beach with solid 1.5m waves on offer.

Stuart Kennedy was our best performer with a runner-up in the premier Open Men's division.

Kennedy, who has won the event before, was looking the goods all the way through the competition but needed to ride out of a big air to win in the dying minutes.

Byron local Garrett Parkes won the open men's final from Kennedy by less than a point.

Lennox Head girls did great, with Mahlia Carr third in the Flea Girls and Jasmine Sloane in fourth.

Third in the legends division was myself.

Lennox Head's Kye Healey finished in fourth in the Junior Boys and collected his first ever prizemoney.


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