ABA wraps up,
and the usual suspects are there to see it through. Winning every single heat, from round two through to the finals is Lachlan Cramsie. The hard hitting Sunshine Coast‘er overcomes a series of heavy obstacles on the way to the finals. Politely pushing past the talented Joe Clarke (twice), local rippo Jasper Ashmoore and an in-form Silas Ganciar left Cramsie defending his title at the longest running professional event in Australia.
Home before the weekend was out, we phoned through and caught up with the ABA’s 2018 Tour leader,
“I was only over there for two and a half days, I came back to Queensland to chase this new swell. The flight from Brisbane is only two hours, so it’s not so bad. It’s a small quiet place, but there’s a handful of riders down there with a great deal of passion for the sport, it’s great to see. Most of those guys you see year in, year out, which is really awesome. There’s a good crew around that 15-18 year old range who are surfing really well, and at that age they’ll only get better. We missed Marshall Watson this year, which was definitely a shame, out of the local crew he always does well. This was the 11th year at Knights and every year we’ve been lucky to score fun waves. I reckon 11 years in the same place is awesome, I’ll be back next year.“
A quiet, yet by all means, meaningful stop on the ABA Tour. Undoubtedly back for next year, we’d chuck money on Cramsie to romp the field all over again. Checkout the highlights below.
With D’bah up next on the tour, it’s well time everyone buckled up their big boy pants.
Checkout Cramsie’s choice of board HERE, or the entire range below…