New Zealand surfer Jay Quinn has finished second in a world surfing tour five-star event in England.
It was his career best finish on the tour but Gisborne’s Quinn
was left rueing Marc Larcomare’s win in the final after the Frenchman
snuck home with a high-scoring ride in the last minute of their contest
at Fistral beach, Newquay.
Lacomare, 18, scored 8.2, just 0.23 more than he needed to pip Quinn’s total.
Quinn felt himself unlucky as he tried to catch the same wave that eventually gave Lacomare his victory.
“I was just paddling out again and that right (wave) popped up
and . . . I just didn’t get it on that last wave which didn’t hold up
and closed out . . .,” Quinn said.
” I’m happy because it’s a career best result for myself and
hopefully it will get me on a roll heading into the next five events.”
Fellow New Zealander Billy Stairmand finished 17th.