Avoca surfer, Lennox Chell, took out second place in the 2020 Carve Pro World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 1000, at Maroubra Beach on Sunday, February 2.
Chell had an excellent run throughout the competition to meet Angourie’s Dakoda Walters in the Men’s final, with Walters just edging Chell out in the points off the back of two six point range waves.
While he didn’t take out the crown, Chell said he was stoked with the silver, with this result his best to date in a WSL QS event.
“I’ve only ever made it through two heats in a QS event before this, so to get this far feels awesome,” said Chell.
“I love that this event had a lot of younger surfers in the finals and we got the chance to surf against some seasoned QS surfers.
“You gain a lot of experience off surfing with guys like that and you learn a lot, and I think both Dakoda and I did that here,” he added.
The Carve Pro was the first stop of the 2020 Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series.
Event two, the Mothernest Great Lakes Pro will kick off at Boomerang Beach from February 19.
The final event of the series, the Central Coast Pro, will hit Avoca Beach on February 25.
Media release and photo, Feb 1
Ethan Smith, WSL