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Mikey McDonagh from Lennox Head has won the Hydralyte Sports Shoalhaven Pro Junior held at Culburra Beach on the south coast.

Byron Bay’s Kyuss King finished in third place after losing a very close semifinal with McDonagh in punchy 0.6-metre peaks. 

After a relatively slow start to 2018, McDonagh was able to gain momentum through the rounds of the Hydralyte Sports Shoalhaven Pro Junior, eventually taking the win and the $2,000 prizemoney.

‘When I came here to Culburra, I just didn’t put any expectations on myself at all and had a bit of a different approach. Now that I’ve got this win I definitely feel my confidence has built and I’m ready for the final two juniors events of the year,’ he said.

Both Mikey and Kyuss have moved up the JQS rankings to fifth and seventh places respectively. 

In last weekends Far North Coast High School Surfing Titles at Lennox Head, Byron Bay High School took the honours for top school overall. 

On Saturday and Sunday the Junior Regional Titles were held at North Wall Ballina in solid hollow peaks.  Byron Bay’s Touma Cameron and Rasmus King were victorious in the U/16 and U/14 Boys respectively, while Lennox Head’s Nyxie Ryan won the U/16 Girls division.


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