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Marcus Aboody cleans up Classic

Marcus Aboody, of Lennox Head, takes a seemingly effortless approach at the Ben King Memorial Classic surfing contest at Broken Head at the weekend. Aboody won the final.
Marcus Aboody, of Lennox Head, takes a seemingly effortless approach at the Ben King Memorial Classic surfing contest at Broken Head at the weekend. Aboody won the final. CRAIG PARRY

LENNOX HEAD surfer Marcus Aboody rode in a late series of waves to score the points to win the Ben King Memorial Classic at Broken Head yesterday.

In top conditions, Aboody pulled back a substantial lead by Byron surfer Yerin Brown when he caught a wave halfway through the four-man final and pulled off a nice ride that caught the judges’ eyes.

Up to that point, Brown was in command after scoring big within the first 10 minutes of the 25-minute final.

Conditions at Broken Head were ideal, with the wind and the sandbar making for a nice right-hander.

Aboody, Brown, Danny Wills and James Wood competed in the men’s final.

The event is named in honour of the late Ben King, a stalwart of the Byron Bay Boardriders Club.