Kyuss is king of the waves at Tweed Coast Pro
BYRON Bay teenager Kyuss King was the standout of the Far North Coast surfing contingent at the Tweed Coast Pro at Cabarita yesterday.
Kyuss scored a combined wave total of 10 (out of a possible 20) to win a low scoring heat with Evans Head's Callum Robson coming in second and surviving elimination with a 9.05.
A second-placed finish for Lennox Head surfer Zac Wightman was enough to see him advance to the third round.
Evans Head's Zack McMahon finished fourth in a tough heat late in the afternoon
FNC surfers Luke Condon, Zak Condon, Mikey McDonagh and Jack Murray will also join the trio in the third round.
It is a rare chance for the boys to compete in a big event close to home with the Tweed Pro coming under the Qualifying Series banner.
Lennox Head's Stephanie Single will surf in the second round of the women's competition.
More than 200 of Australia and the world's most promising male and female surfers are competing at the event with more than 20 different countries represented.
Thirteen-year-old Brazilian sensation Tania Hinckel continued her great run in the Australian QS leg posting the highest heat total of the women's round with a 14.50.
"It is actually really fun out there,” Tania said.
"It is similar to places back in Brazil that I surf so I felt at home.
"I like it in the QS events when the waves are small because it suits me more than the older competitors.
"I'm loving it here and can't wait to get back out there for my next heat.”
Competition continues today with the finals expected to finish on Sunday.