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Byron Bay surfer Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart won his division at the Hawaiin Adaptive Surfing Championships two weeks ago.

The event is the second leg of the Adaptive Surfing World Tour that included competitors from 17 nations.

The first leg of the World Tour was held in Byron Bay in March.

‘This win keeps me at the top of the world rankings and keeps the “old blokes rule” mantra alive,’ Mark posted after his win.

In the final, his top rides scored 8.83 and 6 for a total of 14.83, well ahead of second-placed Chilean Altair  Olivares (4.83, 2.83: 7.66).

The Hawaii Adaptive Surfing Championships were held at Queen’s Surf Break, Waikiki, from May 13–16.

The event included 100 adaptive athletes competing across 17 qualifying divisions.

Mark is currently in Japan for the Japan Open Adaptive Surfing Championships taking place in a wave pool called the Shizunami Surf Stadium.

At the time of print Mark was laid up resting a medial ligament, but had already done enough at the event to qualify for the semi-finals.


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