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Soli Bailey surfs through to the semis at the Rangi Pro Junior on Rangiroa, French Polynesia. Photo ASP–Will HS


Byron Bay Surfers Soli Bailey and Kyuss King are making a huge impression on the world of surfing.

Soli Bailey was last year’s Rangi Pro Junior runner-up and form surfer of this year’s event continued to storm through the draw until a lull pushed him out of the final. Soli Bailey and Jack Scollard from the central coast finished equal third in the event but not until after Baily had scored a massive 19.25 (out of a possible 20) in an earlier round.

‘I got a big scratch on my stomach after belly flopping onto dry reef yesterday; it’s pretty shallow out there,’ said Soli. ‘It’s okay, but it hurts every time I paddle.’

Meanwhile Kyuss King was voted in at the number six grom in the recent global poll featured in the USA Surfer magazine HOT 100 list for 2013. The Hot 100 list is made up of surfers from all over the world. The ratings are based on competition results, sponsor and overall media coverage. Twelve year old Kyuss King is fast becoming an international name in the surf arena and this result is a huge step for him.


Kyuss King voted number six in US poll
Kyuss King voted number six in US poll


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