Bailey scores a third in pro junior contest
BYRON BAY surfer Soli Bailey finished equal third in the Rangi Pro Junior event in French Polynesia yesterday.
Bailey was hoping to make back-to-back finals in the three-star Australasian Pro Junior Series event.
He posted the highest wave score of the competition when he nailed a 19.25 (out of a possible 20) in the second round.
However, he only managed a 2.00 in the semi-final against countryman Mitchell Parkinson yesterday.
The final was won by Newcastle surfer Jake Sylvester.
Bailey, 17, appears to have a big future in the sport after his surfing talent saw him signed to Quiksilver at the age of 10.
He has already surfed around the world at places like Hawaii, France and Indonesia.
Bailey looks up to Byron Bay product Danny Wills who still lives in the area.
Wills reached as high as No.3 on the world (WCT) pro tour.
There is another ASP junior pro event in Papara, French Polynesia, before a competition in Australia in July.