Former longboard world champion Harley Ingleby from Emerald Beach finished second in the final of the Australian Longboard Surfing Open at Kingscliff.
Former longboard world champion Harley Ingleby from Emerald Beach finished second in the final of the Australian Longboard Surfing Open at Kingscliff. ASSOCIATION OF SURFING PROFESSIONALS (ASP)

Ingleby finishes second

EMERALD Beach surfer Harley Ingleby has finished second at the ASP Australian Longboard Surfing Open at Kingscliff.

The former world champion was unable to overcome the current world number one Taylor Jensen in the 30 minute final.

In shifting one to two foot swell, Jensen took the men's final on the back of two early high scores.

In tricky conditions on the incoming tide, Jensen (16.26)  locked in an early 7.43 and backed it up with the final's highest single wave score of 8.83 with 15 minutes remaining to finish ahead of Ingleby (15.04), Nic Jones (Buderim, QLD, 10.10) and Dane Wilson (Coolum Beach, QLD, 9.27).

Ingleby scored an 8.27 with 10 minutes remaining but it wasn't enough with Jensen holding on for the win.

The result wraps up a big week for Ingleby who recorded big scores in both the heats and semi finals.

The former world champion takes home runner- up cheque of $2000.



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