Rusty team rider Josh Kerr has been on a terror in the contests down under, taking 2nd place this past weekend at the Margaret River Drug Aware Pro in Australia! Kerrzy was able to blaze through heats to make it to his second final in three weeks!
Kerrzy was up against Hawaiian charger Dusty Pane in the finals, and despite an incredible display of surfing power, Kerrzy was inched out of the first place spot taking home the 2nd place win. Kerrzy now gets to add to his collection of growing Margaret River Pro trophies (he won in 2010 as well) and prep for the next stop.
Be sure to check back for the latest Rusty team rider news and info!
Some highlights from the Margaret River QS, Kerr gets a sneaky banga.
Perfect conditions greeted competitors in the official Trial Event for the 2010 Drug Aware Pro held today at Surfers’ Point Margaret River.
Light offshore winds and a solid 2m swell led to consistent 4-6 foot sets. Some very competitive surfing culminated in former Margs Champ Jake Paterson winning through to the main event. The 1998 Winner will be joined by 2009 WA State Champion Dave Delroy-Carr in the field of 128 who will take to the line-up tomorrow. The two locals won their semi-finals over stand out surfers Matt Mahogan (USA) and Anthony Walsh (Lennox Head, NSW).
In further news leading in to the start of the event tomorrow, two replacement Wildcard entrants were named today. Local young gun Jay Davies has been forced to withdraw from the event due to a severe ankle injury. His Wildcard entry will now be filled by fellow Rusty team rider Jayke Sharp (Coffs Harbour, NSW). Also added to the field is local Tom Innes who will replace Mark Occhilupo who has been delayed on the east coast due to personal reasons. Occhilupo is expected to head West later in the week to fulfil commentating duties for Fuel TV at the event.
With more great conditions forecast for the week ahead the Men’s Round of 128 will commence this morning. Two Hawaiian’s at the opposite ends of their professional careers are likely to surf today, 2000 ASP World Champion Sunny Garcia and 2009 ASP Junior World Champion Kai Barger. Competitors in the Women’s Round of 60 have also been placed on standby for this afternoon.
Check out the live stream by clicking here!