Lane inches closer

Coolum Boardrider Noah Lane has cemented a top-10 ranking in the ASP Australasia Pro Junior ratings after collecting second at the Chill Pro Junior in Western Australia on Sunday.

Lane was beaten by Lennox Head’s Owen Wright, who claimed his fourth consecutive ASP Australasia Pro Junior Title in a scorching final at the Trigg Point break.

Lane recorded 16.50 from a possible 20 in the final, but failed to match Wright who nailed 9.50 on his first wave to set up a mammoth 18.40.

The runner-up result was Lane’s best on the tour.

It moves him to ninth place in the overall ratings, meaning he is in reach of qualifying for the ASP World Junior Titles to be held next year.

The top four rated surfers qualify for the world competition.

Lane would need to replicate his Western Australian performances at the Chill Pro Junior in South Australia, followed by the Billabong Pro Junior in Bali, to give himself the chance to compete against the world’s best junior surfers.

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