Damian Chouday competes in a heat yesterday at a choppy Broken Head beach.
Damian Chouday competes in a heat yesterday at a choppy Broken Head beach.

Yerin leaves 'em lost for words

By ADAM HICKS sport@northernstar.com.au SURFER Yerin Brown executed a move that left Byron Bay Easter Classic commentators lost for words at Broken Head yesterday.

Terry 'Tappa' Teece said Brown, the event's 2006 winner, did a move usually seen in skate films.

"Yerin scored over nine points on one wave and did a move that I found hard to describe," Tappa said.

"It was almost like a rail slide except the rail was the lip of the wave and he landed it to the point of perfection."

Brown, of Byron Bay, scored a total of 17.33 points to progress into the third round in clean four-foot plus waves.

Fellow local, 15-year-old Garrett Parkes, was the standout in the junior rounds.

"He was spectacular; he performed numerous air reverses and in the end he was playing with waves," Tappa said.

"Damien Chouday also surfed well, although Parkes beat him in the heat they contested."

Lennox Head's Marcus Aboody performed a series of radical turns and a long lip line floater which landed to score a nine-point ride and wrap up his second-round heat.

Bay Walker pulled of numerous airs to win through.

Former WCT surfer Shane Wehner showed all his experience and style with some innovative backhand attack on a right-hand peak to progress.

The 33rd Byron Bay Easter Classic, in memory of former Byron Bay Boardriders president Ben King, continues today at Broken Head.

Men and women surfers aged from eight to 60 years are competing for more than $15,000 in cash and prizes.



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