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

Marcus Aboody cleans up Classic

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.



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