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Nyxie Ryan competes in Manly at the pro junior where she finshed fifth. Photo Ethan Smith/SNSW

Crystal Cylinders

Mikey McDonagh and Nyxie Ryan competed at the Key Sun Zinke Sydney Pro Junior at Manly over the weekend and had solid results in the quality one metre surf.

Both made the semifinals  in their respective events. Ryan was equal fifth overall and McDonagh equal seventh.

Ryan is currently coming second in the JQS ratings and is also in the running to get into the trials to gain a spot in the women’s Championship Tour event at Snapper Rocks.  

Our local pro surfers Matt Wilkinson, Soli Bailey, Kyuss King and Stu Kennedy didn’t manage to gain a good result at the Burton Automotive Pro QS 6000 in Newcastle. 

While there were big points on offer, none of them fired up in the lack-lustre waves on offer at Merewether Beach.

King won his first heat but was bundled out in the main seeded round of 96 along with Bailey and Wilkinson. Stu Kennedy scraped through that round into the round of 48 but was then eliminated along with the top seed Julian Wilson.

They are all now at Manly for the QS 6000 event, which  looks likely to run in below average conditions as well. 

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