The 2017 ABA Pro Junior Tour all came down to this. The scene was set for the Bodyboard King Northern Beaches Pro Junior and there were three riders who were in contention to take out the title.
Simon Cassidy sitting on two 1st places and Liam Lucas holding down top spot on the overall rankings, it was up to Liam Flannagan to win the event if he wanted the title. With Liam and Simon both getting knocked out in the early rounds, Liam Flannagan came up against a tough heat against Santo Vanderwall and Blake Gerrard in the Semi Finals. Santo and Blake were on form all day knocking out Flannagan, leaving Liam Lucas as your 2017 ABA Pro Junior Champion. With that all happening in the semis meant that the final saw Santo Vanderwall continue his charge taking the win. In second place was Blake Gerrard, third Hunter Nicholls and fourth Trent Alleyne.
Once again congratulations to Liam Lucas, consistency was key in his 2017 ABA Pro Junior Title. Great to see Australia’s up and coming riders leading the charge with great surfing all year.