Courtesy of WSL – World Surf League
– Novacastiran Jackson Baker wins second WSL QS1,000 in a week
– Holly Wawn wins her second Vissla Great Lakes Pro presented by D’Blanc
– Cronulla’s Jared Hickel and Californian Alyssa Spencer finish runners-up
– more information available AT WORLDSURFLEAGUE.COM
|Boomerang Beach, NSW/AUS (Sunday, February 11, 2018) – Finals day delivered at the Vissla Great Lakes Pro pres. by D’Blanc QS1,000 rated World Surf League event. The surf cleaned up and picked up with Boomerang Beach producing clean three-foot waves for an action-packed day that saw two worthy winners crowned. Jackson Baker (Merewether, NSW) and Holly Wawn (Newport, NSW) took control of finals day to claim impressive wins and go into the up and coming QS6,000 events in red-hot form.
Fresh off a win at the recent Mothernest Tweed Coast Pro, Novacastrian Jackson Baker was coming into the Boomerang event carrying momentum and this showed in the Final. Baker posted a 9.00 point (out of a possible 10) ride off the bat putting his opponent, Jared Hickel from Cronulla, on the ropes early. Baker then backed it up for a heat total of 13.70. Hickel waited patiently for a set wave but it never arrived gifting Baker his third QS victory and second win in a week.
“I don’t think you can feel much better than this,” Baker said. “I was so stoked to win on the Tweed Coast and have success this early in the year but to go back-to-back is such a dream run, it’s definitely the best start to a season I’ve ever had so I can’t complain. This is just the start for me, I’m really keen to have a solid year on the QS and crack the top 50 or maybe even better we’ll have to wait and see. I’ve been training hard and eating well so it’s nice to see that pay off. I’m really pumped for the first QS6,000 in Newcastle, it’s my home event which makes it stressful for me so I want to go into it, not over-thinking and these results will definitely help my confidence.”
Caption: Jackson Baker’s backhand was on point at the Vissla Great Lakes Pro pres. by D’Blanc.
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