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.