Byron surfer Kyuss King has scored second in the world for the u/16 Boys Division at the 2016 ISA World Junior Surfing Championships in Azores, Portugal.
After nine days of competition and a close final Kyuss said he was ‘stoked’ with his runner-up crown.
He was part of an Australian team that led the event up to the final weekend, before finishing in second place behind France.
A record-breaking 39 nations came together from around the world to surf in this history-making ISA World Junior Surfing Championship, organisers said.
‘The event has been the premier stage for developing the future stars of surfing and this year is no exception.
‘The medalists could be the first Olympic surfers ever at Tokyo 2020,’ they said.
Kyuss was quick to gave a big shout out and thankyou to his family and sponsors for giving him the opportunity ‘to travel, surf and chase my dreams!’