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Lennox Head surfer, Mikey McDonagh, has taken top honours at the 2023 Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 1000 rated event.

The win was McDonagh’s second in the 22/23 WSL QS season after taking out the Great Lakes Pro, last month.

The win in the final came easy for Mikey after his opponent Dakoda Walters had to bow out owing to injury.

‘I’m stoked to get the win here today, obviously it’s not the way I would’ve wanted to win but it’s a win and a crucial 1000 points,’ McDonagh said. ‘I would’ve loved to have had that final with Dakoda. He has been the in-form surfer of the event.’

Dakoda Walters hurt his ankle in his semi-final win against Joel Vaughan. The heat saw five 8-point rides and included Walters pulling off a big aerial move that scored a perfect 10-point ride. But it came at the cost of an injured ankle.


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